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Seizures in Children - Symptoms

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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.

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