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Mon, Nov 7, 2016 9:47am

Webinar: Pediatric Epilepsy

By Tony Hart, Champion Specialist, @TonyHart87

On Thursday, Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m. CST, tune in to Facebook Live. Angela Mattke, M.D., Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and Elaine Wirrell, M.D., Neurology will host an #AsktheMayoMom session about pediatric epilepsy.children-16-x-9-1024x576-1024x576

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Mattke and Wirrell will answer questions live during the event. Sign up to receive email reminders. Post a question before and during the event.

 

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Our 15yo son has epilepsy and has been on depakote for many years. He really struggles with school and making friends. We tried to bridge over to a different medication a few years ago but then started having seizures again. We have been seizure free for 1 yr. He also has a VNS for 3 years now. Wondering about suggestions. To make life easier for learning? We are on a lower than therapeutic dose already. Life is hard enough…

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Our 15yo son has epilepsy and has been on depakote for many years. He really struggles with school and making friends. We tried to bridge over to a different medication a few years ago but then started having seizures again. We have been seizure free for 1 yr. He also has a VNS for 3 years now. Wondering about suggestions. To make life easier for learning? We are on a lower than therapeutic dose already. Life is hard enough…

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Hello @hermsenk, I’m sorry to hear that things have been tough with your son. Hang in there! I’ve moved your question over to the “Post a Question” section for the upcoming webinar. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/askthemayomom-about-pediatric-epilepsy/

If you’d like to Connect with people who are also dealing with epilepsy, I encourage you to participate in the Brain & Nervous System group discussions on Connect too: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/brain-and-nerve-diseases/ It’s nice to know you are not alone.

Hello @hermsenk,

We also brought your question about your son to #AsktheMayoMom about Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery, a video discussion with Dr. Angela Mattke and Dr. Nick Wetjen from Mayo Clinic.

Here is their video response:
http://mayocl.in/2hd4uEg

I sincerely hope this helps.

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