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Seizures in Children - Symptoms

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Comment from: Male Published: May 09

The child was unresponsive, although we were calling his name. He could not respond. He was spastic, and then suddenly he came back to himself. He also had persistent blinking of the eyes.

Comment from: j?, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 09

When my child has seizures, she experiences fixed staring, and sometimes she passes out and stops breathing.

Comment from: millenniumfla, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 05

My child experienced lethargic, uncontrolled hand movements and lip licking.

Comment from: mommyofangels85, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 01

My daughter was asking for a drink. She then lay down on the floor and started to curl into a ball with her eyes rolling back. She started turning blue with saliva coming out of her mouth. When it was over after a few minutes, she was crying, then she slept all day.

Comment from: Carmen, 13-18 Female Published: March 21

My grandchild is 18 months old. After the seizure, he sweated alot but it lasted 15 minutes.

Comment from: mecr, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 10

At eighteen months, my daughter had the first seizure on vacation after a horrific three days of travel. This was followed 45 minutes later by another seizure in the hospital ER as they attempted to draw blood and a third one several hours later in the room. Each lasted about two minutes. Her eyes rolled upward and she jerked slightly. Afterwards, she went to sleep. CAT scan, MRI and two EEG's showed nothing wrong. There were no seizures for three months. Then after two days of stomach virus, she had another seizure, followed by another one in the ER as they tried to draw blood. These first lasted a minute or less but were similar to the previous ones.

Comment from: bbug2322, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 28

My daughter is 8 yrs old. She has what appears to be seizures and is on medication for treatment. I am baffled by the fact that every seizure is brought on by over stimulation or excitement, I can see them starting and if I take her hands and tell her to just relax...we can avoid them. Also when she recovers after one and they usually only last about a minute, she is not sleepy and wants to immediately go back to what she was doing.

Comment from: Darlene, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 28

My daughter blinks her eyes a lot prior to a seizure. She is only three years old. She is having them one after the other.

Comment from: bowdred, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 28

As soon as my daughter turned 5 years old she started having seizures. We were outside playing and her body leaned forward and she fell face down on the sidewalk. We automatically knew something wasn't right. Before a seizure occurs she will either have mouth movement, tight fists, or look dazed and then her head lean and she falls forward to the floor. This is called a head drop. Afterwards she sometimes also falls asleep. She has seizures that occur in multiple areas of her brain and is now taking 250mg of depakene. The seizures were picked up with a EEG scan that was monitored for 3 days.

Comment from: leon's dad, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 25

Seizure occurred when watching a gory TV scene. Lasted less than a minute. Afterwards, no symptoms other than anxiety about the event. No previous events (he is fifteen). His sister had a single seizure when nine, three years ago, with no recurrence.

Comment from: worried mom, Female (Caregiver) Published: May 19

When my baby was 4 months he would shake for a few seconds and then stop. I thought that maybe he could not catch his breath or maybe had gas, but then a month later he had the same reaction at my mom house and it scared her. I took him to the ER. Where he was evaluated and then a follow up visit with the Neurologist, who stated that it was nothing and suggested maybe he, was holding his breath... Now 3 years later he is having the same symptoms. His hands shake and his teeth seem to tighten up, it usually last for a few seconds then returns then stop, he's fine afterwards and back to normal activities... have another appointment with the neurologist.

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