Hi there and welcome to HealingWell,
I was only a little older that your son when I was diagnosed (I was 15). I was started on carbamazipine and have been until the present day (I am 22 now). The issues with the meds could be the body getting used to it (So it would get better) or it could be that the meds dont 'suit' your son and you will always have the side effects. This is something that is easily discussed with your doctor. Learning to cope with epilepsy was hard for me and my family as well. We spent a lot of time researching epilepsy so that we really understood what was going on. This is a link to the resource centre here at healingwell that you might find useful: http://www.healingwell.com/pages/Epilepsy/
My advice would be not to underestimate how hard your son is finding it as well and don't treat it as a taboo subject in the house. Be
open and honest with each other about
how you are all feeling. There is loads of support here at HealingWell as well if you have any questions or you just need a bit of support.
Wishing you all the best
Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
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Post Edited (djdaz_1985) : 5/6/2007 3:40:31 AM (GMT-6)