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Patient #3- A woman brings her 10-year-old son, Raymond, in
Transcript of Patient #3- A woman brings her 10-year-old son, Raymond, in
Patient #3- A woman brings her 10-year-old son, Raymond, in to see you. He’s been overly aggressive and angry lately, but she has attributed this to her divorce from Raymond’s father. Last night, Raymond attended a party at his friend’s house. After a night of laser tag and little sleep, Raymond started shaking and convulsing. He stopped before his mom arrived, but she still wanted to get him checked out. Raymond does not really remember falling to the floor, but he does remember that he smelled a very unpleasant odor right before he went down.
The 10-year-old son, Raymond has been diagnosed with Epilepsy . His symptoms show it .
A staring spell
Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs
Loss of consciousness or awareness
Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which the nerve cell activity disturb the neurons in your brain causing them not to properly send the messages threw your body because they have been distracted , which causes a seizure during which you experience abnormal behavior, symptoms and sensations, including loss of consciousness.
Doctors generally begin by treating epilepsy with medication. If medications don't treat the condition, doctors may propose surgery
Most people with epilepsy can become seizure-free by taking one anti-seizure medication, called anti-epileptic medication.
Coping and support
Educate yourself and your friends and family about epilepsy so that they understand the condition.
Try to ignore negative reactions from people. And try to keep your sense of humor. Live as independently as possible.
Find a doctor you like and with whom you feel comfortable.
Try not to constantly worry about having a seizure.
Find an epilepsy support group to meet people who understand what you're going through.
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain's electrical system. Abnormal electrical impulses cause brief changes in movement, behavior, sensation, or awareness.
AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation
Medications covered: Depakote and
Eisai Primary Care Assistance Program
Medication covered: Banzel