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Epilepsy board

Hi everyone, this is the first time that I post on this board. I have an 8 year old daughter that was diagnosed with absence epilepsy six months ago. She's taking 1/2 teaspoon of Zarontin twice a day since then with wonderful results. We had our 6 month follow up appt last week and our neuro had her hyperventilate for two minutes and she didn't have any seizures. On the initial visit she had two seizures while doing the same exercise so the neuro is very pleased with the progress.
When I first found out that she had epilepsy I was devastated, it took a while to come to terms with her condition. She is a very happy child and the medicine has done wonders for her.
I would love to hear from parents with children with the same type of seizures and how they are doing now.
I'm looking forward to posting more. Aichi.