Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Has puberty increased your child with Autism's frequency of seizures?

Stephen has had a huge increase in seizures in the last 6 months. He was having one or two breakthrough seizures a year since he was diagnosed 3 years ago and he has had about 6 in the past year. He just started puberty in June. He has had 3 since June. Has anyone else had this happen with their child once they hit puberty? Is it a phase? Could it be that he needs a new medication? For now we are increasing his night time dose to 4 pills and will get his levels done in two weeks.


Casdok said...

Yes. C increased during teens. Touch wood it was a phase that he is now over.

Queenbuv3 said...

Casdok-Thanks for commenting. That gives me hope that he is just going through a phase : )

Alicia (Dr. Mom) said...

yes, my daughter's seizures definitely increased when she began puberty (around 11-12). They started settling a bit after that, but they changed significantly and occur more frequently than they did prior to her teen years. ugh, one more thing to worry about, right?