My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy about 3 1/2 months ago now and they put her on Tegretol first iof all otherwise known as carbamazipine.
First of all the seizures seem to slow down, by the time she was on her full dosage the seizures staring coming thick and fast and Ellie was very very drowsy, she was laying on the sofa at 9am in the morning not wanting to do anything or go anywhere and come 3:30pm she would fall asleep on the sofa and that would be it till the following morning around about 6:30am.
The consultant then prescribed Epilim.
We have been on it for 2 months now and I haven't put her on to the full dosage yet as after the first 2 weeks Ellie;s behaviour became increasingly challenging.
It seemd as if it were a side affect of the Epilim, although it could just he her age.
However they are now going to change us to another medication this wednesday.
We shall see what this brings.
Again the Epilim did seem to work at first and the seizure were not as frequent but they are becoming frequent again now 4+ a week.
I suppose the medications are so different for every person, and I was told that they use Epilim for children with behaviour problems, but his is causing behaviour problems for us.
Good Luck with your choice of medication.
Alls the best.
I have set this blog up in an effort to find out more about Epilepsy, it's effects on behaviour and anything else related. My 3 year old daughter has recently been diagnosed with Epilepsy and in a bid to help us and her better deal with Epilepsy and it's effects on everyday living, I intend this to become a valueable resource to anyone else affected by the condition.