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Simple Partial Seizures: Can 13-year abort Medications?

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If my 13yrold's simple partial seizures are only "deja vu" and nothing else, does it need to be treated with medication? If it gets worse or expands out to a complex seizure, I can understand medication, but I am leary of using meds for something as simple and frequent deja vu. They make occur once a day without losing consciousness or other physical symptoms. She can talk, do things with her hands and even "will" the annoying reminiscence feeling away withing 2 seconds. They are infrequent if she is well rested and well-fed. If teens outgrow this anyway, what benefit would there be to the meds?

Thank you,
buffyangel (a worried mom)


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replied October 5th, 2006
Epilepsy Answer A1557
If there is no organic cause for epilepsy, it is treated with medications no matter the type and/or severity. Medications should inhibit seizures and make them more rare. You mustn’t abort the medical therapy for your daughter without a professional opinion from a pediatric-neurologist.
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