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Becoming more frequent seizures

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 15:22
Hi Very confused I have a so who's 21 years old he had his first seizure nearly eight years ago and since then he was put on Sodium Valproate which was well controlling his condition. After eight years he da his first one back in August and the every month then three weeks and hot to every week but in the last two days every day most of episodes are happening while he's asleep and last for well under a minute . Wondering if anyone else is going through the same problem and I just need to know what's causing it no change on his diet and no infection Thanks


Hi Madud, Thank you for

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2019-10-18 - 16:43
Hi Madud, Thank you for posting and we understand your concerns. Treatment varies for each individual, so it's important that you all continue to follow-up with your son’s healthcare team and to determine what individual treatment plan is best for him and discuss any changes in seizure types, frequency, moods, behaviors, sides effects & symptoms.There are many different devices that can help detect seizures and notify someone to help respond. Review our seizure alert device factsheet with your son & his healthcare team, to see if a seizure alert device is an option for him:    Learn more about seizure safety at night, potential risks and safety tips: Additionally, you all may want to consider keeping a journal or a diary. My Seizure Diary: a great tool for not only tracking seizures, but recording his medical history, setting reminders, managing medications, side effects, moods, behaviors & triggers, which can be shared with his healthcare team.You can also track changes over time, keep records of medications, and create a Seizure Response Plan or Action Plan:  , which is a helpful tool for those who are close to your son to understand what do if he has a seizure.  It is common for those who are in caretaker role to feel overwhelmed. It’s important to remember that you are not alone, and it is just as important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well.  It can be helpful to connect with other parents who care for those with epilepsy, to ask questions, share experiences, find & give support to each other, by visiting:  and contact your local Epilepsy Foundation at:  to find support groups, events, and programs in your community. Additionally, you may also contact our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline:1-800-332-1000, where a trained information specialist can connect you to resources, provide referrals and additional support.  

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