This is a completely mixed bag, but I was wondering if anyone has any insight to help us connect the dots.
My four year old son was recently diagnosed with epilepsy. Before the diagnosis, he was having frequent night terrors (usually 2-3 a night) He was put on one med, which was a mood supressant, and he slept much better (but the seizures didn't respond) When he was taken off of that med, the sleeping problems came back - he hasn't slept through the night in about 4 months with frequent night terrors. (but his seizures are much better)
Before all of this, we noticed that he tended to have some OCD tendencies - especially around meals (how his food was cut, if it fell on the floor, etc) it would elicit huge hour long temper tantrums that were violent (hitting, pushing, head butting) and to our home (broke a closet door ect.) He apparently doesn't have many outbursts at school - only at home. We have also noticed that while he is not antisocial, he is socially awkward (yelling in friend's faces about what they should do) and he has what appears to be some sensory processing disorders (loud noises, lights)
So, I'm trying to connect dots here that may or may not be connectable. So, we are looking at 1. seizures 2. sleeplessness 3. agression 4. socially awkward 5. sensory processing issues 5. possible ocd (need for things to be just so many times) and obsession with certain things (usually associated with his sensory processing issues.)
Any thoughts? He makes eye contact, so we have been told that it can't possibly be autism. (Although we have noticed that when something is more emotionally charged, he is not able to make eye contact.)
If anyone has any insight, it would be greatly appreciated!