Hope all is well?
I was just reading your post.
My daughter Ellie, started having seizures at the age of 2 after lots of tests and well over a year later she was finally diagnosed with Epilepsy (this was just 3 months ago)
Prior to this we found out Ellie had an under-sized piturity gland. This has caused Ellie to have an under active thyroid, low growth hormone and a low stress hormone all of which she has to take medication for the rest of her life.
She has always been a bright girl and had an urge to want to learn, she was completely clean day and night before her 2nd birthday.
Before her 3rd birthday she was completing puzzles for a 4 year old with no help.
She could also write her name before her 3rd birthday and work her way round the internet better than her grand parents.
However after being diagnosed with Epilepsy 3 months ago, she was started on medication straight away, first Tegrtol which made her very very sleepy.
She has now been changed to Epilim, and her behaviour has become very very challenging indeed.
I am a qualified nursery nurse and have worked with children all my life, but I beleive Ellie isn't as normal as any other child as I have never experienced this behaviour before. It is worse than the terrible twos.
I haven't mentioned it to the Doc or consultant yet as she has only been on the Epilim for 2 months but after researching the internet both myself and my partner think she may have ADHD.
When was your son diagnosed with ADHD?
Was it when he started his medication?
I was told that Epilim is used to control behaviour in some children but I finding it very hard to deal with Ellie.
Being as she is only 3 I feel she is only going to get worse.
Her concentration has become terrible, she will not (& cannot) sit and do a puzzle any more. On the way to doing a task she forgets what she is going to do!
She does not listen to a thing we say! A second after explaining to her that she shouldn't be doing something she is doing it!
When talking to her, it is like talking to a brick wall and there is no one there.
Is ths the same thing with your son?
How old is your son?
Thank you for the response and the info.
With your son being 19 obviously he can tell you how is feeling and you have been living with the symptoms for 15 years now.
I will speak to Ellie's consultant and see what they say.
When we ask her to draw people they normally have a big head with eyes nose and mouth and the amrs and legs are sticks that come from the side of the face and the bottom of the face.
With ehr writing she can write her name but sometimes she begins writing her name and runs out of room and she puts the ie before the E ( like this eiEll)
She can write things on the computer with ease.
But as I said when we talk to her it is like speaking to a brick wall.
I will speak to a speacialist.
Take care and thanks again.