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Childhood Absesnce Epilepsy

My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with CAE in August this year after having a grand mal seizure at school. She had an EEG done which revealed the diagnosis. She was immediately put on Sodium Valporate which she takes twice daily. She has been doing really well save for the weight she has gained and we are trying to manage it. She struggles with school her teacher says she has trouble concentrating could this have anything to do with the epilepsy or medication? I on the other hand am not doing well I'm struggling to come to terms with her diagnosis and I'm so afraid for her. How long does it take to come to terms with this. Also she had a grand mal and was diagnosed with CAE does this mean she had both types.

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