Our daughter has had two grand mal seizures and six focal seizures. Five of the focal seizures in Dec. Shes fourteen and it’s been a tough time trying to adjust to these. She like others has been nervous and scared and had feelings of confusion.
How are parents dealing with the focal seizure inpaticular?
Would love some advice or helpful hints from parents to help our child better manage.
i have focal onset impaired awareness seizures (complex partials) sense i was a kid. what do you need to know? i have been throu a lot and done a lot. she is just afraid of the unknown. it will go away in time. you and your kid just research and ask the hard question to your dr and never give up.
When I was young I had lots of head traumas. I now have frontal focal seizures. It seems as if when my body was growing...growth spurts..i began to have seizures. Now that I'm older, I can feel the places in my back and my neck that received trauma. Those places hurt..as well as my head at times. I take keppra (a gental pill), and trileptal (a pill that causes me to b sleepy). Maybe your daughter is having the seizures while she is growing taller?
When she's upset or nervous or even going through menstrual cycle put a cut back on breads/pasta. Carbs enhance everything from depression, cramps,seizures,moodiness, etc.
You might want to consider giving her supplements. Magnesium, iron, fish oil, and B12, are all beneficial for anything pertaining to brain/relaxation.
Here's some ideas for essential oils and what they benefit:
Vetiver-promotes calm & relaxation.
Cedarwood- is another on with calming effects.
Lavender- reduces anxiety, even helpful with sleep and headaches.
Sandalwood & Frankencence -calmness and focus. Frankencence also reduces negative reactions to social situations.
If any are applied to skin dilute with carrier oil or almond oil. If not diluted can be used in a diffuser for aromatherapy.
Coconut oil is another good one. That dosen't need to be diluted. Can be applied to skin or even taken orally. Mix in Chamomile tea. Both the tea and oil work supreme together.