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Comment from: alfred m., 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 23

My daughter is 5 years old and has been healthy, and has been developing at a normal rate. I heard a loud thud. I found my daughter on the floor. There was vomit on the bed and my daughter was on the floor. It lasted 15 minutes. It was so scary. She was jerking very violently, and her eyes were rolling in the back of his head. It was horrible. No one should have to see their child like that, my doctor is saying she's had epilepsy seizures. She had an MRI, an EEG, and they did a spinal tap. After returning from the hospital, my daughter experienced vomiting.

Comment from: Taquana36, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 13

My 2 year old son had a seizure, this was his first episode. There is no history in our family with seizures. He is my baby. He was just staring with a blank face, his body was limp, and he didn't respond to anything.

Comment from: my granson, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 02

As a baby whenever he was ill he always broke out in cold sores in his mouth and on his hands. Now since he has been at school he has been getting seizures, where he would freeze and stare for a few minutes and quite often vomit after. Now he has just spent a few days in hospital as he had a full blown seizure where the full body was shaking. He has had all the tests i.e., brain scan, lumbar punch, EEG, and they were all clear. They did say he had a sinus infection so he had antibiotics for a few days, but still can't get to the bottom of it. It is very worrying and horrible to see a child go through this, and still not knowing what the cause of it is.

Comment from: Abi, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 07

My daughter had her first febrile seizure when she was 3 years old. A year later she had face spasm. Her seizures eventually developed into grand mal. She is now 10 years old and still having epileptic seizures when she is stressed, ill or has lack of sleep. She has seizures once a month which last 2 to 3 minutes. We had an EEG when she was 8 year old, and she reacted terribly to the chloral hydrate drug; she had dementia. She was diagnosed with BRE (benign rolandic epilepsy). She is not on medication and doctors say that she will outgrow it by puberty. I am giving her magnesium oxide 25 0mg daily.

Comment from: shoeb, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 18

My 5 month old baby suffers with seizures. He gets seizure for 15 minutes every 5th and 6th day. He is on medication like Eptoin, Gardenal, ibuprofen, and paracetamol. When he gets a seizure he flexes his limbs and has blinking or rolling eyes, and changes his facial expressions. In ultrasound scan finding doctor says his third ventricle is more prominent than normal. All his blood tests are normal.

Comment from: mark, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 05

My 11 month old girl had a stomach flu. Long story short, she didn't have a fever when it happened, but she had a seizure for 15 minutes. I went to the emergency room and 10 hours later she had another for 18 minutes. Three weeks later at home she had another seizure for 14 minutes. Doctor put her on medications and said she has epilepsy. It always happened when she was going to sleep.

Comment from: lisa b, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 18

My son is 5 years old and has been healthy, and has been developing at a normal rate. On mother's day at 2 am my brother heard a loud thud. He went upstairs and found my son on the floor having a seizure. There was vomit on the bed and my son was on the floor. It lasted 15 minutes. It was so scary. He was jerking very violently, and his eyes were rolling in the back of his head. He had an mri ,an eeg ,they did a spinal tap. Nothing was found. He did not have a temperature. It was horrible. I hope it never happens again. No one should have to see their child like that.

Comment from: slickandjudy, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 05

Elijah was 3 years old in January Last October, he started having seizures where his body just tensed up and he would slobber and his eyes fixed. Lasting only a minute. Then in November, I woke up at 3 am and he was having full blown seizure that lasted more than 15 minutes. His whole body jerked. He went to ER both times. He was put on Tegretol, 8 mls every 12 hours. He had a couple of small seizures until last week. He started having them again. Staring and fixed. He was airlifted to a hospital and spent Easter weekend there, from Saturday until Monday. The neurologist there changed his medications to Carbatrol 200 miligrams ER. (2 times a day.) One sign is that he sleeps late in the morning. He is usually up around 8:30 and the last couple of times it happened, he has slept till after 10am. He has had an EEG and an MRI, both were normal. Has also had a spinal tap. Normal too. Thanks for any help God.

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