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679340 tn?1226620047

8 yr. old with possible epilepsy but no sure answers

My daughter had 2 seizures consisting of a stomach ache, stiffening of the upper body, slight twitching and jerking of the legs and then throwing up.  This was the first time she has had them.  During our visit to the hospital they did an EEG and a MRI and both were normal.  The Neurologist that read the tests said that he was not convinced that it was any type of epilepsy at all but the Pediatrician that saw her at the hospital as well said that she was not convinced that it wasn't based upon what the Attending Pediatrician from the ER told her.  I am so confused.

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My 7 y/o daughter was recently diagnosed as Epileptic and from the research that I have done it doesn't sound like Epilepsy to me. Now I don't know the particulars that happened during the "seizure" but I am no expert but from the sounds of the symptoms it sounds as if it is stomach related. I would ask about her seeing a Gastroenterologist.
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I WOULD DEFINITELY GET A SECOND OPINION.  FROM THE INFORMATON YOU PROVIDED IT SOUNDS LIKE A PARTIAL SEIZURE TO ME.  

I'VE HAD EPILEPSY FOR 30 YEARS - SEIZURES, LOBECTOMY, ALL THE MEDS, SO I FEEL CONFIDENT TO SAY THAT A SECOND OPINION IS A MUST.

KEEP A BOOK OF ANY ABNORMAL ACTIVITY YOUR DAUGHTER HAS - - STARRING, SMACKING HER LIPS, ETC.  ALSO FIND A PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST FOR THE SECOND OPINION.

THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION CAN REFER YOU TO THE BEST.
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