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complex seizure or night terror

I have an 8 y/o granddaughter who had encephalits as a newborn. She has been taking seizure medications all her life. Last evening she had a night of terror. She said she saw bugs crawling over her and in her room, she was found by her mother in the bathroom climbing the wall trying to get away from the bugs. One doctor said she was in a sleep relm, and not to worry-her last lab work was within the mid range.
Called the family doctor and she was concerned that she may have complex seizures.
It was a very strange evening and we do not know what to do. Her counselor has been notified of the night terror.
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replied February 27th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Night terror are common in childhood.
Just do her EEG to look for any new changes.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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