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My 5 Year Old Has Rolandic Epilepsy Is That Very Serious Of Not
Prognosis good...: ..As most children do outgrow this form of epilepsy typically seen in the preadolescent and adolescent age ranges. Some children will continue seizures later in life (about 2 %). This type of seizure is characterized by nighttime seizures, normal cognition, and typical eeg findings. Treament with antiepileptic meds if frequent but usually not needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is average dose of carbamazepine for 8.5 year old for benign rolandic epilepsy? Also can an increased dose cause depression?
How will i know when my daughter's begnin rolandic epilepsy is completely over? 2 years seizure free and normal eeg?
Common condition: About 1 percent of all children will have symptoms of benign focal seizures. The eeg will show focal polyphasic discharges in the central-temporal region of the brain, and the child is otherwise normal. Events often occur from sleep. Common age is from 5 years to 12 years. Most are outgrown. There are many names but very similar symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In adults, rolandic: Seizure is named partial seizure- it starts from one part of the brain usually the temporal lobe and can spread to the other parts. Take care and god bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-benign-rolandic-epilepsy?Page=1 http://m.Healthline.Com/symptom/seizures http://www.Epilepsy.Com/learn/types-seizures/simple-partial-seizures. ...Read more
Sometimes nothing!: Rolandic epilepsy is a form of epilepsy that often afflicts children, but it is considered a "benign" form of epilepsy. Most of the time it begins in children who are between 6 and 8, and it goes away by itself by around age 14. Because of the benign nature, often times no treatment is recommended. If the seizures are causing problem for the child, various seizure medicines can be helpful. ...Read more
Can you provide me some information on benign Rolandic epilepsy and the side effects for a child taking carbamazepine?
Complex question.: We are limited to a 400 word answer so only basic general info can be given. 15% of kids with epilepsy have this type. It doesn't affect intelligence, usually. See http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-epilepsy-syndromes/benign-rolandic-epilepsy Carbamazepine is often used to treat epilepsy & is a good choice for many. No med is right for every one. Don't take ANY other med w/ it unless OK'd by MD ...Read more
My 5 year old child has had 3 febrile convulsions due to tonsils illness. Is there any risk for him to be affected by epilepsy?
Has he had before: 5 years is late for onset offebrile seizures, also the number of seizures with one episode of illness is not the norm. I would be concerned with other causes of seizures and would consult either the er if he is still ill and a neurologist for further work up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there an alternate to methylphenidate to cure/control ADHD in a 5 year old child, who also has mild autism and 2 instances of epileptic seizures?
MPH has a slight : Risk of lowering the seizure threshhold. Start with a very low dose of vyvanse; it often causes fewer side effects than its active ingredient, Adderall xr. 20 mg. Of vyanse = ~ 6.5 mg. Of Adderall xr. Onset of action is 2 hrs.; duration is 12-14 hrs. Intuniv 1mg. Or strattera 10 mg. With very slow titration works in ~ 4-6 wks., when a low-dose stimulant often can be added without side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 5 yr old daughter has epilepsy we are having bedwetting multiple times a night could it be from the epilepsy? Her pcp wont even discuss it im lost
Very well could be: Urine incontinence is common during a seizure. You'll be better off discussing this with your daughter's neurologist. She may need more testing if you suspect overnight seizures. She may also merit a medication change contingent upon her neurologist's evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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