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Posted by Terli on October 09, 2000 at 19:05:08:

In Reply to: abnormal eeg posted by mary on August 28, 2000 at 19:23:12:

: My Daughter had a seizure.Her eeg wasn't normal.There
: were abnormalties in the back of the brain.Does this mean she has epilepsy?I need to know the likelihood.Dr.won't give his opinion.He wants to wait until she had another seizure.Sure we will wait but I would like to know what other people think.She is nine.

My daughter had her first seizure when she was eight. It was nine days after Halloween (the only time of the year when any of my children got candy). The nuero said that diet had NOTHING to do with the seizure, but we thought otherwise. She's hypoglycemic. A few years later she was (finally) diagnosed autistic. During those early years we didn't know what was wrong with her and didn't want to drug her so that we may have never found out. We opted to find her "seizure threshold" and never to go near it again! So far this approach is working. She does have an abnormal EEG. It started out as a focal abnormality on the left side, but it has spread to cover her entire brain. Despite this she is seizure free. A good book to read is "Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide for Parents. It help me understand what was going on and relieved me of a lot of fear for my child. I would also urge your family to take CPR classes. All parents should anyway, but if your child has medical problems it's even more important. One more thing. My nuero didn't want to commit to anything either. It frustrating, but if they don't know, they don't know. Good luck.

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