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epilepsy from perinatal stroke

I wrote a couple weeks back but probably was too detailed.  My wife and I have a daughter who is 8 years old with epilepsy that was diagnosed this summer.  By an MRI they found a lesion on her brain due to a stroke she had suffered at birth or right around then.  She has been healthy other than the seizures she had this past summer.  Does anyone know of a person having epilepsy due to a stroke?  If so, I would like to know their prognosis.

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No one will experinec exactly the same things as another one.You need to talk with your doctor about her prognosis with this condition.                                                                                                  Take care of her and your selves
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My father has had sezures for about 20 years.  He has been on medication because his doctors couldn't find the cause.  His brain tests, MRI and EEG showed no obstruction or problem.  The meds controlled his grand mal seizures pretty well, but he was still having absence seizures.  His meds increased over the years as his threshold increased.  In 2002, his absence seizures were happening on an hourly basis.  His MD told us that nothing was wrong with him!!!  Later that year, he was diagnosed (in  the emergency room) with Atrial Fibrillation which caused him to have Congestive Heart Failure.  He was prescribed medication to treat his heart condition, and once this was under control, his seizures VANISHED!!  I read in the Merrik Manual that Atrial Fibrillation can cause strokes and mini strokes, and that strokes (caused by blood clot as well as hemmorage) can cause seizures.  The doctors are hesitant to take him off his seizure meds even though he has not had a seizure in 6 years.  The problem is, now he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's, but I know it's caused by side effects from his seizure meds (the side effects are almost identical to Parkinson's symptoms), and if he doesn't get off of them, he will certainly not make it.
     I do believe, and medical texts support, that strokes can cause seizures, and if your daughter's md isn't aware of it, then show them the Merrik Manual (under stroke), or other supported material.  I hope this info. helps.
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