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Why is my daughter having seizures daily even though she is on 3 different seizure med and just had the doses increased?

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Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Refractory

Seizures vary significantly in their underlying causes and a large number of patients are never able to achieve seizure control.
Many patients try multiple medications before finding a regimen that works to improve their seizure control. In refractory patients, non-medication treatments can also be tried. These include the ketogenic diet, the vagus nerve stimulator (vns), and epilepsy surgery.

In brief: Refractory

Seizures vary significantly in their underlying causes and a large number of patients are never able to achieve seizure control.
Many patients try multiple medications before finding a regimen that works to improve their seizure control. In refractory patients, non-medication treatments can also be tried. These include the ketogenic diet, the vagus nerve stimulator (vns), and epilepsy surgery.
Dr. Richard Simmons
Dr. Richard Simmons
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Issue is dose or med

The problem may be that your daughter has a seizure syndrome that is known to be resistant to treatment.
Other issues may be the dose of the medications, their blood levels and a need for medication that work by a different mechanism than tje ones she is currently taking. there are newly approved anti seizure medications that work by unique mechanisms. ask your neurologist about them.

In brief: Issue is dose or med

The problem may be that your daughter has a seizure syndrome that is known to be resistant to treatment.
Other issues may be the dose of the medications, their blood levels and a need for medication that work by a different mechanism than tje ones she is currently taking. there are newly approved anti seizure medications that work by unique mechanisms. ask your neurologist about them.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Toxins?

Sometimes seizures are related to toxic load.
You might consider removing all additives and considering an elimination diet-.

In brief: Toxins?

Sometimes seizures are related to toxic load.
You might consider removing all additives and considering an elimination diet-.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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