If you know someone who has epilepsy or has seizures but hasn’t yet been diagnosed, get them an appointment with a good neurologist and schedule an EEG to determine if they are having seizure activity. Once you get a diagnosis, they can begin to deal with how to treat it.
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I had seizures when I was 4 years old but didn’t know how to describe them. I called them “tummy aches”. It wasn’t until I was 9 and I had my first complex partial seizure that I went into Palm Harbor Hospital at 9 years old that the problem was neurological in nature.
If you have younger children, make sure and ask detailed questions about how the child feels. If you ever see a lapse in consciousness, get him or her to see a neurologist with a specialty in seizures and epilepsy as soon as possible.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko