Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

epilepsy

Hi,
My nine year son facing epilepsy from last two years.At the start of epilepsy the seizures attack increase up to 20/22 per 24 hours.Every attack has 6 to 10 seconds.We make MRI scan and EEG reports which is available in Mumbai.Some report comes normal.Some report the problem tint in right frontal lob & other tint in Left frontal lob(MRI BRAIN,SPECT,PET SCAN,14 HOURS VIDEO EEG REPORT.No report can highlight spot.Physicians already tried Tegrital,Fresium,Lemitec kid,Levipil,Valparin.No drug can control seizures.In first step Doctors recognize seizures as gelastic type.At last they named it as Refrectory seizures.
Please suggest me any better options to stop seizures.
      
4 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
What about depecote
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I find their diagnosis interesting as most seizures of the gelastic type are tied to small tumors near the hypothalamus.  My hope for you and your son is that the actual type of seizure he suffers from is in the category that goes away as they approach puberty.  Since I am not sure what the branded names are for these in India, here are the generic names for the most common anti-epileptics for seizures of the gelastic type: carbamazepine, clobazam, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine and topiramate. These medications rarely stop the seizures completely but reduce the frequency and severity of them.

I hope this helps, my prayers are with you and your son.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thank you for your kind response.I will talk to Rishit's Doctor about your suggestions.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
please explain depecote.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Epilepsy Community

Top Neurology Answerers
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Avatar universal
Minneapolis, MN
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease