almost 4 month old having seizures
Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:08 PM
any advice? does anyone have young children that have seizures?
the reason I am in pain all the time:: fibromylagia, cervical dysplasia, scoliosis, hpv, endometriosis, lupus
medications I have tried:: effexor xr, zoloft, prozac, lithium, seroquel, cymbalta, lexapro, klonopin, wellbutrin sr, ativan , zyprexa, abilify, risperdal, wellbutrin xl , xanax, buspar, paxil, geodon, celexa, remeron, emsam patch
current meds:: luvox 50 mg 1x
Posted 23 February 2008 - 11:59 PM
seizures in babies and small children have a lot of serious risks. besides death, seizures will at best retard her development and at worst, eat her brain. seizures will literally interrupt the connections her growing brain is making, keeping her from developing.
as for the side effects, i think you and her are going to have to ride it out. do your best to soothe her: talk to some other moms about how to soothe cranky babies. you didn't say how long she's been on it, but for adults side effects lessen over time & i'm guessing it should be the same for kids.
i wish both of you the best. as long as you keep her from having more seizures, and there's nothing else wrong, she should be just fine. in fact, she does have a chance of outgrowing childhood seizures, but i don't know any stats on that.
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 05:20 AM
i apologize up & down that i dont remember what if any meds you took while preggers.
since going to the ER, have you taken the baby to the pediatrician? i ask this because the ER may or may not know everything about the baby. whereas the pediatrician should have more detailed records and could maybe shed more light on why baby is having seizures.
my mind is really cloudy tonight....
i had a c-section, so baby & i were in the hospital for a few days. and then it was like a guessing game - is baby upset from being yanked out of me, from the meds used to pull her out, upset from MI med withdrawl...the questions were endless. but as the hours passed she got better. Im not aware of any seizures....im just trying to say that sometimes there can be a whole load of issues on why a baby is doing something.
do what the doctors tell you and immediately report anything abnormal or bad. You are definitely an excellent mother for getting your baby to the ER!!!
much love & patience,
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:53 PM
Keep in touch with your doctor. The medications they have now are so much better then the phenobarbital I took and the treatments have come a long way.
Posted 23 March 2008 - 04:07 PM
you done brilliant in getting her to the ER so quickly. and in my experiance giving the meds to her is more safer than not. my son takes 3 different meds and has a VNS and he is starting to respond. it may take a time to find the right med for your daughter, that she will be happy on, its quite difficult because she is so young and you are in the state of wanting to do the best for your child and you are doing that.
its easy for people to be against meds but when they are needed in situations like this, we dont have the luxury of having a straight forward choice and we have to do what we feel is best. my son epilepsy is very rare and it started as absences and c/p. we didnt find out until he had a tonic clonic one night. he wasnt uncontrolled for 4 years and the seizures did damage. if i had of known, he would of been on any med they gave me, even if he was 1 week old. keep an eye on her and remember you know your child. i hope she doesnt have anymore.