Main Article on Seizures in Children Question: What symptoms did your child experience before, during, and after his/her seizure? Submit Your Comment Comment from: Molebogeng, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 28 My daughter started talking a little bit. I asked her what she wanted. She replied with a small voice. She didn't recognize me at all. After that she vomited. Her neck didn't move around. She only looked one side. Her eyes started rolling and she had a seizure. Comment from: Parents worst fear , 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 21 My 14 year old daughter had a seizure and never any health issues before. Her shots are all current and it was a parents’ worst nightmare. This happened about 6 am while on a trip together. I woke up to her shaking, eyes rolled to the back of the head, foam and then blood started out her mouth while shaking on her side severely. At the same time I had my son of 10 years freaking out, so had my uncle dial 911 while I had my son time the seizure. Then my daughter stopped breathing, and face was greyish blue. I did CPR, she woke up, and then the emergency medical technicians came. Comment from: sk123, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 01 He was tripping during the Terry Fox Run and then he had a seizure; like twitching and rolling eyes. But after that he was perfectly behaving, no less energy, nothing. But before that, a few days ago, he was complaining of headache and tiredness in the morning straight after he woke up in the morning. Comment from: Agrimal9, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 11 My granddaughter is 2 and she has had four seizures in the last month. She gets very quiet and has blue lips, white ashen skin, and drooling. Staring into space, and unresponsive, she cannot blink or speak. She gets cold sweats and gets weak and clammy. We have been to the hospital all times and are waiting for a neurologist appointment. I have not seen any symptoms before indications of onset. She is normally week and sleepy afterwards. Comment from: Worried mother, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 30 He starts touching his chest and I know that the seizure has started, looking at him. Suddenly he becomes motionless and starts breathing heavily, after 2 minutes he becomes normal and falls asleep. Comment from: Libby, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 02 She was perfectly fine before the seizure happened. Comment from: David, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 19 He said he heard me during the seizure, but he couldn't move. He started crying. Comment from: FOXY, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 06 My child’s eyes widen then they roll from a seizure and the head slightly shakes. Comment from: Jackie, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 05 My child had seizures and she’s been diagnosed with type A flu. Comment from: ByTheBey, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 30 She is 16 and she can feel it coming on. During the seizure she gets really cold and the shaking lasts for 30 minutes plus. After it passes she feels really worn out and tired. Comment from: TishB1228, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 11 Seeing my baby on the floor stiff and his whole body shaking and blood all over his face, I need answers! His nose was bleeding and then the seizure came. Why can't they tell me what's going on with my baby! His dad is against CAT scan, he even argued with the doctors about it, but that may be the only way. Comment from: CR, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 14 In sleep my 12 year old daughter experienced first absence seizures and then after 5 hours an episode of maximum 30 seconds but high intensity generalized seizure. QUESTION If you have had a seizure, it means you have epilepsy. See Answer Comment from: dee, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 25 During his seizure, my child had a staring straight face, twitching and drooling. Comment from: Brandon1115, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 09 My daughter went to let out a cry and then couldn’t breathe. She then turned white and her head dropped, her eyes were open, and her whole body was limp, except her teeth were biting hard down on her tongue. After about a 2 or 3 minutes of not breathing she slowly took a breath and started breathing again. She was still a greyish white color. She would look at me but then her eyes would start to close and her head would drop then look right back at me. She looked confused and dazed and tired for about 15 to 20 minutes. After about 20 minutes after the seizure she would cry and be inconsolable for hours. Comment from: alfred m., 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 23 My daughter is 5 years old and has been healthy, and has been developing at a normal rate. I heard a loud thud. I found my daughter on the floor. There was vomit on the bed and my daughter was on the floor. It lasted 15 minutes. It was so scary. She was jerking very violently, and her eyes were rolling in the back of his head. It was horrible. No one should have to see their child like that, my doctor is saying she's had epilepsy seizures. She had an MRI, an EEG, and they did a spinal tap. After returning from the hospital, my daughter experienced vomiting. Comment from: Taquana36, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 13 My 2 year old son had a seizure, this was his first episode. There is no history in our family with seizures. He is my baby. He was just staring with a blank face, his body was limp, and he didn't respond to anything. Comment from: my granson, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 02 As a baby whenever he was ill he always broke out in cold sores in his mouth and on his hands. Now since he has been at school he has been getting seizures, where he would freeze and stare for a few minutes and quite often vomit after. Now he has just spent a few days in hospital as he had a full blown seizure where the full body was shaking. He has had all the tests i.e., brain scan, lumbar punch, EEG, and they were all clear. They did say he had a sinus infection so he had antibiotics for a few days, but still can’t get to the bottom of it. It is very worrying and horrible to see a child go through this, and still not knowing what the cause of it is. Comment from: Abi, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 07 My daughter had her first febrile seizure when she was 3 years old. A year later she had face spasm. Her seizures eventually developed into grand mal. She is now 10 years old and still having epileptic seizures when she is stressed, ill or has lack of sleep. She has seizures once a month which last 2 to 3 minutes. We had an EEG when she was 8 year old, and she reacted terribly to the chloral hydrate drug; she had dementia. She was diagnosed with BRE (benign rolandic epilepsy). She is not on medication and doctors say that she will outgrow it by puberty. I am giving her magnesium oxide 25 0mg daily. Comment from: Taff, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 02 My son just woke up as if he was having a stroke or a seizure. Then he came around about 3 to 4 minutes after. Comment from: Teejay, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 02 My son just had a seizure. He's 13 and woke up drooling and jerking. I don’t know what to do. Comment from: Baby momma , 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 19 I asked my babysitter what she gave my son because he can’t stay awake and when he does wake up he ends up being shaky like a seizure and he goes back to sleep. I don’t know what to do. I told her she can’t give my kids any medicines without my permission because there are some things they can’t take. Comment from: Merissa, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 14 My son was born healthy, despite a long delivery homebirth ending in emergency vacuum extraction. I noticed twitching when he was about 6 months old and became concerned and wasn't totally shocked when he seemed to have mild seizures at 1 or 2. Doctors had different opinions about what it was but tests confirmed both things were normal and slightly off, namely the blood test, but eventually things were ok. He would shake his head for 30 seconds. He has been ok but had one a year later. SLIDESHOW What Is Epilepsy? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments See Slideshow Comment from: Neha, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 09 My sister’s (9 years old) right arm and leg started shaking and she lost her consciousness for 4 or 5 minutes. We consulted 2 doctors, one says it might be a seizure from epilepsy, and we did MRI. The other says it is tuberculosis (TB) in the brain but says symptoms do not match with it so he cannot clinically prove it. We have no genetic history of fits, epilepsy or any sort of brain disease or TB in our family. We are going for EEG, urine test and blood test were normal. It happened for the first time with her, I wonder if it could be just swelling in the brain. Comment from: hp, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 24 I myself have epilepsy. Not to the extreme with grand mail seizures daily, but it still affects me in other ways daily. I am on medicine, which has slowly stopped working and I notice my twitches, blank stares, and memory loss (even in the midst of a sentence) starting to return. The side effects of this drug is noticeable and painful to deal with. It is so strong that if a normal person were to take my dose, they will die of an overdose. Comment from: jaidie, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 30 My child will turn five years in December. It just recently happened that the boy started having these seizures, probably three during a day. He is biting his tongue and rolling his eyes. It is so stressing to have a little one in this condition. None of this sort in our family history. Comment from: shoeb, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 18 My 5 month old baby suffers with seizures. He gets seizure for 15 minutes every 5th and 6th day. He is on medication like Eptoin, Gardenal, ibuprofen, and paracetamol. When he gets a seizure he flexes his limbs and has blinking or rolling eyes, and changes his facial expressions. In ultrasound scan finding doctor says his third ventricle is more prominent than normal. All his blood tests are normal. Comment from: mark, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 05 My 11 month old girl had a stomach flu. Long story short, she didn’t have a fever when it happened, but she had a seizure for 15 minutes. I went to the emergency room and 10 hours later she had another for 18 minutes. Three weeks later at home she had another seizure for 14 minutes. Doctor put her on medications and said she has epilepsy. It always happened when she was going to sleep. Comment from: lisa b, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 18 My son is 5 years old and has been healthy, and has been developing at a normal rate. On mother’s day at 2 am my brother heard a loud thud. He went upstairs and found my son on the floor having a seizure. There was vomit on the bed and my son was on the floor. It lasted 15 minutes. It was so scary. He was jerking very violently, and his eyes were rolling in the back of his head. He had an mri ,an eeg ,they did a spinal tap. Nothing was found. He did not have a temperature. It was horrible. I hope it never happens again. No one should have to see their child like that. Comment from: slickandjudy, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 05 Elijah was 3 years old in January Last October, he started having seizures where his body just tensed up and he would slobber and his eyes fixed. Lasting only a minute. Then in November, I woke up at 3 am and he was having full blown seizure that lasted more than 15 minutes. His whole body jerked. He went to ER both times. He was put on Tegretol, 8 mls every 12 hours. He had a couple of small seizures until last week. He started having them again. Staring and fixed. He was airlifted to a hospital and spent Easter weekend there, from Saturday until Monday. The neurologist there changed his medications to Carbatrol 200 miligrams ER. (2 times a day.) One sign is that he sleeps late in the morning. He is usually up around 8:30 and the last couple of times it happened, he has slept till after 10am. He has had an EEG and an MRI, both were normal. Has also had a spinal tap. Normal too. Thanks for any help God. Comment from: Divit, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 29 My child, after seizure in the night, next morning he can't walk. Comment from: video screen, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 26 My 5 year old son had a fever. I went to see the doctor and immediately we got there, they found out that he had 39 degrees Celsius, he was given Brufen and he became unconscious for about 4 minutes. I am not sure if that was a seizure. Comment from: Lingjung, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 17 It was the second time when my son was hit by an automobile that caused him to have grand mal seizures. At 23 I lost him to a seizure attack. Comment from: rock tcrhcc, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 21 My daughter had her first episode while I was breastfeeding her. She tensed up and rolled her eyes. She arched her back and had rhythmic shaking. We were picked up by the ambulance and she was asleep. They told us it was breath holding spells. Comment from: Lisa, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 31 My daughter has been having seizures since she was thirteen months old. She began having them when she would have severe ear infections. With time, we had tubes put in her ears, which helped with ear infections. However, this did not stop the seizures. Her last three have been different. There have been no signs of illness at all. But, when she presents to the ER after the seizure she has a fever. There seems to be no answers. Her last one was less violent however, it had been thirteen months since the last one before this. Comment from: ghmiller, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 28 My granddaughter will be doing any normal activities and will stiffen up and go really rigid. It happened about five times in a row. My daughter took her to the doctor they are scheduling an MRI. This is so scary. She had severe ear infections and had to have tubes placed. She just turned two in February. Comment from: priyanka, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 18 My child is now two years and eight months old. My child's EEG report is not normal and the doctor is saying she’s had seizures. I’m always with her and now I observe that sometimes she blinks her eyes. I told the doctor about that and she told me that those are seizures. Due to seizures, she is suffering from regression. Comment from: Hueys, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 05 My son was at school when they noticed he was a little confused and had a twitching thing with his head. We took him to his doctor who then sent us to the ER. After numerous blood tests, a CT scan and nurses asking what his day entailed, we were sent home with no answers. A week later it happened again. We went to a neurologist who told us he looked fine and he shouldn't have any more. Two weeks later he had another one, we got more blood work done and they put him on antibiotics. Another two weeks and another episode. After months of keeping track and with help from his Dr, we got him an EEG while he was having an episode. We took the results to neurologists who concluded he was having seizures. We are getting ready to start him on Keppra. Comment from: baby, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 01 My son was born premature and suffered first seizure 10 days after he was born. Then he recently had seizures again to due heat and fevers. His growth has slowed. I'm not sure if he will ever be a normal boy. Comment from: Momtoten, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 11 My 16 month old daughter had been up for about 20 minutes one morning when she started staring off into space. At that point she was still "functional" in every other way. Then she stopped walking and just sat, so I carried her around with me. She started mildly shaking like she was cold or had a fever so I took her temperature and put at sweater on her. About 45 minutes of this (I thought she just had an upset stomach or something) we got in the car to head toward town. On the drive she started breathing very shallowly and would stop breathing for longer and longer periods of time. Her head lolled to the side and her tongue went from pushing spit out of her mouth in a rhythmic motion to just hanging out the side of her mouth and her eyes rolled back in her head. We called 911 and met them on the side of the freeway with everything set up and ready to go. By that point she wasn't breathing at ALL and was quite blue. They shot her full of anti-seizure medication and put a breathing mask on her. She didn't breathe on her own for 20 minutes and it took another shot of the anti-seizure medication in the ER to finally kick her out of the seizure and get her to start breathing again. All in all, the seizure lasted for over two hours and only stopped with medication. The EMTs said she would have died had we tried to get to the hospital on our own (and not met them on the side of the freeway). Very scary!! After the seizure she was drowsy from the drugs, but after that wore off she was quite 'normal' again. We pray this never happens again! Comment from: jackie, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 01 My grandson was playing then all of a sudden, he fell to the floor. His eyes were rolling and his body was jerking. He then stopped moving and went very stiff then stopped breathing. My daudhter-in-law then gave him mouth-to-mouth which revived him. He was rushed to hospital via ambulance afterwards. Comment from: Broken hearted dad., 13-18 Male Published: April 17 My son is 16 years old. While at urgent care with our daughter for a broken wrist, he suddenly fell backward onto the floor. He hit his head on the floor, which sounded like a gun going off. As I cradled his head in my hand I started to check his pupils when I saw his eyes rolled up and to the left. He then began to foam at the mouth and his mouth was drawn to the left. After screaming for a doctor, I noticed he had started to convulse. His arms had drawn up into his chest his hands were disfigured and he had stopped breathing. His face and lips turned blue. The doctor was asking me questions about possible injuries which he had none. As I started to do CPR he began to breathe on his own. All tests came back normal and we are awaiting the neurologist appointment. I pray that no parent should ever see their child in that situation. Comment from: Lynn, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 16 My son started having his first episode of seizure when he was nine years old in 2009 just when he is about to sleep at night and lasted for about 5 minutes. His limbs went stiff, eyes rolled to the back and lots of fluid came out of his mouth. He started crying when he regained consciousness but was not responsive to our questions or calling. We took him to the ER where the doctor told us that he would outgrow his seizures. Comment from: concerned mama, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 21 My eleven-year-old son is having sudden onset of what the pediatrician is calling "seizures" during physical activity where he remains active but has no memory of what happened and has headache and tired after the episode. Comment from: worried mom, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 29 My son is 9 years old and had a seizure last night. No symptoms prior and no history of seizures. It happened 30-40 minutes after he fell asleep. His eyes were fixed, both arms and legs were jerking, and he was drooling. This lasted about 30-40 seconds. Comment from: [email protected], 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 13 A little over a year ago my daughter started having a uncommon absence seizure. She walks in circles, drools, and can remember what is being said around her. She is getting close to turning 10. Her doctor is hopefull she will grow out of it during puberty. Comment from: scaredfather, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 18 My 5-year-old daughter was lying in bed with me while watching TV. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed that she was repeatedly touching her thumb to her fingers on her left hand. I asked what she was doing, and when she did not respond I knew something was wrong. I then looked at her face and I saw her eyes roll to the left side of her head. I immediately picked her up and placed her on the floor away from any objects. Her whole body went stiff without convulsions. Meanwhile my wife called 911. Her lips began to turn blue, and then I started to freak out. I put a damp cloth on her forehead, which seemed to have triggered a relaxed response. The seizure lasted approximately 13 minutes, and then EMT's arrived to take her to the hospital. This was her first seizure, and I pray that it never happens again. All labs and imaging came inconclusive and normal. We are clueless as to the cause. Comment from: concerned BB, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 14 My four-month-old grandbaby had three complex partial seizures, one in the ER. She has no history of seizures. We are trying to figure out what caused them. My daughter is breast feeding and she drinks unpasteurized milk from a small local dairy farm. My grandbaby fell while strapped in her car seat. She fell about three feet, but she did not seem to be hurt nor did she hit her head. Also, she had a traumatic birth as the cord was wrapped around her neck and she was black from her neck up. The doctor could not get the cord up around her head, so he had to slide it down her body. I wonder if any of these situations could cause seizures. Comment from: 0-2 Male Published: October 13 When my son had a seizure, he had stiff limbs. He would stare into space and he also showed a rhythmic jerking affecting one side of his body. Comment from: 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 12 My son is three years old. He has had three seizures in the past 2 months. When he has one it starts where he rolls his eyes back or his eyes are staring off to nowhere. He gets very pale and bluish. It looks like he is dying. His breathing gets very shallow and his heart rate speeds up. He sometimes grinds his teeth. In the third one he jerked a little. But in the first two he was completely unresponsive. I called 911 for the first two but the third one saw him through it. When we went to the ER for the first one, they ruled out dehydration, diabetes, and heart problems as well as head injury. They weren’t fever induced either. There is no family history of seizures anywhere in the family. He has an appointment with the neurologist in two days. Comment from: gpwoman, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 18 My son’s eyes were glassy and rolling back in his head. He was drooling with ashen grey skin and ragged breathing. His lips were blue and he was unable to communicate. It took 20-30 minutes before he was lucid and back to normal. He was unable to walk with steady steps. Published: August 08 My daughter started having seizures when she was 5yrs old. They usually start with a stomach ache, then smacking of the lips along with eyes and head twitching, hand stiffness, and it usually ends with foaming out the mouth. This usually last for about 1-2 minutes and she doesn’t remember anything at all minutes before and after. She will sleep hours after this. My daughter is now 11. At 9yrs old her Neurologist tried taking her off her Topamax because she was doing so well, but 6 months into being off her meds she had another one. Comment from: JJ, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 20 My daughter had a seizure that started with dizziness, then she fell down. Her right hand started shaking and she was grinding her teeth. It lasted for about 30 seconds, then she became normal. She had no fever, but it was her third day of chicken pox. Comment from: Alicia, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 15 In 2008 my, 4 years ago, my son had his first seizure. I did not understand what was going on because this has never happened before. He was 8 years old at this time. I was combing his hair, getting ready for school. I thought he was pulling away from me like he always does and before you know it he slumped into the door and feel to the floor with his eyes rolling back in his head and body stiff and slight small jerking motions. Along with this he complained of a stomach ache and vomited, then he had another as he was vomiting. He had 2 in a row that lasted 30 seconds or less. He had no memory of having this, what looked like, a seizure to me. We went to the ER and everything checked out. He did have a very slight fever. Docs thought it was fever induced. We got set up with a neurologist and had an EEG done. They found no epileptic seizure activity. He went a year and one month later without having another and then had another with same symptoms and again 2 that day minutes apart. Not understanding this, I felt like he was dying. It was very scary. Comment from: Ale, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 02 My eleven-month-old baby girl suddenly started shaking both arms and was unconscious for about two minutes. Comment from: CINDY, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 31 My daughter is eight years old and has had this episode twice. The first time, her teeth clamped together and she could not swallow and water was pouring out of her mouth. She looked like she might have been having a stroke. The second episode, her jaw was jerking and she was grinding her teeth. Comment from: guerejo, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 25 When my son had a seizure, he had a had a bowel movement and urinated. He was also lethargic and lost his balance. Comment from: sandy, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 25 When my child had a seizure, she made a lot of noise and was screaming. Comment from: Male Published: May 09 The child was unresponsive, although we were calling his name. He could not respond. He was spastic, and then suddenly he came back to himself. He also had persistent blinking of the eyes. Comment from: j?, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 09 When my child has seizures, she experiences fixed staring, and sometimes she passes out and stops breathing. Comment from: millenniumfla, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 05 My child experienced lethargic, uncontrolled hand movements and lip licking. Comment from: mommyofangels85, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 01 My daughter was asking for a drink. She then lay down on the floor and started to curl into a ball with her eyes rolling back. She started turning blue with saliva coming out of her mouth. When it was over after a few minutes, she was crying, then she slept all day. Comment from: Carmen, 13-18 Female Published: March 21 My grandchild is 18 months old. After the seizure, he sweated alot but it lasted 15 minutes. Comment from: mecr, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 10 At eighteen months, my daughter had the first seizure on vacation after a horrific three days of travel. This was followed 45 minutes later by another seizure in the hospital ER as they attempted to draw blood and a third one several hours later in the room. Each lasted about two minutes. Her eyes rolled upward and she jerked slightly. Afterwards, she went to sleep. CAT scan, MRI and two EEG's showed nothing wrong. There were no seizures for three months. Then after two days of stomach virus, she had another seizure, followed by another one in the ER as they tried to draw blood. These first lasted a minute or less but were similar to the previous ones. Comment from: bbug2322, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 28 My daughter is 8 yrs old. She has what appears to be seizures and is on medication for treatment. I am baffled by the fact that every seizure is brought on by over stimulation or excitement, I can see them starting and if I take her hands and tell her to just relax...we can avoid them. Also when she recovers after one and they usually only last about a minute, she is not sleepy and wants to immediately go back to what she was doing. Comment from: Darlene, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 28 My daughter blinks her eyes a lot prior to a seizure. She is only three years old. She is having them one after the other. Comment from: bowdred, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 28 As soon as my daughter turned 5 years old she started having seizures. We were outside playing and her body leaned forward and she fell face down on the sidewalk. We automatically knew something wasn't right. Before a seizure occurs she will either have mouth movement, tight fists, or look dazed and then her head lean and she falls forward to the floor. This is called a head drop. Afterwards she sometimes also falls asleep. She has seizures that occur in multiple areas of her brain and is now taking 250mg of depakene. The seizures were picked up with a EEG scan that was monitored for 3 days. Comment from: leon's dad, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 25 Seizure occurred when watching a gory TV scene. Lasted less than a minute. Afterwards, no symptoms other than anxiety about the event. No previous events (he is fifteen). His sister had a single seizure when nine, three years ago, with no recurrence. Comment from: worried mom, Female (Caregiver) Published: May 19 When my baby was 4 months he would shake for a few seconds and then stop. I thought that maybe he could not catch his breath or maybe had gas, but then a month later he had the same reaction at my mom house and it scared her. I took him to the ER. Where he was evaluated and then a follow up visit with the Neurologist, who stated that it was nothing and suggested maybe he, was holding his breath... Now 3 years later he is having the same symptoms. His hands shake and his teeth seem to tighten up, it usually last for a few seconds then returns then stop, he’s fine afterwards and back to normal activities... have another appointment with the neurologist. Comment from: Dima, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 18 My daughter has seizures started when she was 10 months and she is now 6 years she takes depakine for 1 year but the seizures have not stopped and she has a lot of side effects like weakness and can't swallow. She was 3 years old when we stopped the medicine slowly and she was ok but sometimes she has light convulsions. I believe that she will be ok when she grows up because in my family we have similar cases like my brother he stopped seizures at 6 years without medication. Before 5 months she takes lamotrigine but she still has seizures. I think the medicine is not useful for her case. Comment from: orangeslice, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 02 My child had a seizure consisting of smacking of the lips and blinking of the eyes for about 1 and half minutes. She was somewhat alert because when I said her name she looked in response.