My Son is six years old and has just been diagnosed with epilepsy and last year was diagnosed with ADHD. He has just been medicated for epilepsy and one doctor wants to medicate for both the other said get the seizure medication right first and then see if stimulants are needed. I'd rather wait and see the effects of the seizure medication. Does anyone think their epilepsy effects their behaviour or ADHD? Has anyone else had similar experiences or could offer some advice how how to deal with both conditions it would be much appreciated.
Di, I have a very good friend who's son has adhd and a seizure disorder. I have sent her an invite to this site, but if you would like I could put you in direct contact with her. Please let me know if I can help you with this. Her son is 14 or 15 so she has been dealing with this for a while.
Di ~ Sorry for the late reply. I'm new to this site. This doesn't apply to my child, but it applies to me. I have both ADHD and epilepsy. I have been medicated for my epilepsy for 13 years, and have only been medicated for my ADHD since September. The epilepsy has been a part of my life for such a long time, I don't remember life without it. The seizure medication that I am on is also a mood stabilizer, so it helps calm me down. It doesn't really do anything to change my ADHD behavior, though. ~ Christy