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Does my child have epilepsy :( ?

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notgivingin789 Tue 25-Apr-17 20:13:20

Hi all,

I'm getting quite worried now.

So DS 7 has SCD ( he has Autism I don't care what they say), verbal dyspraxia, allergies.

For the past couple of years, DS has been suffering from extreme tiredness. His extremely tired after school, tired after walking, tired after sports. The school mentions that his attention and focus is very good in the morning but by the afternoon he gets tired.

He went to a group session, just a sport type of thing and he was very very tired, though I out it down to not sleeping well last night ( he didn't sleep till 1 am !) and DS was practically falling asleep, he then put his head to one side and trying to lift his head up so imagine dozing off and trying to wake yourself up. The leader looked concerned and asked me if he has Epilepsy, that the way his acting suggests that or something about absence seizures. As you can tell I'm alarmed now.

DS was fine over the holidays but as soon as we went out, after an hour, his complaining that his really tired. I feel like I can't take him out for long days as he gets tired or starts limping on me. Going to the park, he can manage and stays for long period.. the swings, sand but when it comes to climbing he starts getting exhausted.

His sleep is not good (due to a certain issue but afraid to say as it would definitely out me !). His had various blood tests but they have all come back normal apart from that he has a low refinery in Vitamin A. I'm concerned that DS has Epilepsy. Is what I present a common feature of Absence Epilepsy sad.

Does anyone have any suggestions ?

Thank you.

notgivingin789 Tue 25-Apr-17 20:15:17

Forgot to mention any task which seems labour intensive or he has to put more effort in... sports (30 mins) his out, putting on his clothes.

Wolfiefan Tue 25-Apr-17 20:16:02

If you are worried you must go back to your doctor. No one on here can diagnose your child and even if someone had exactly the same symptoms with their child it may not be the same diagnosis.

notgivingin789 Tue 25-Apr-17 20:17:01

Thanks wolfie I'm going to see my doctor with DS asap tomorrow.

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