Epilepsy affects three million people and more than 300,000 children under the age of 14 has it. Many children will outgrow a particular type of epilepsy called Benign Rolandic Epilepsy (BRE) while others won't. Jamie has BRE and I'm praying she will outgrow it.
Seizures come in a variety form and when most people hear seizures, they think of the person tensing up on the floor biting their tongues. This is only one form of seizures and simple movements of staring is a seizure for those afflicted with epilepsy.
Not sleeping properly or a change in sleeping patterns can trigger seizures.
Not all epileptics respond to drug therapy and some require surgery. Others think a diet high in fat and low in carbs can also help with seizure control.
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