Jul 03, 2019 · It is a broad-spectrum, anti-seizure drug, which helps treat all three types of seizures in teens. Other drugs that help treat seizures are Topamax, Lamictal, and Keppra. [ Read: Migraine In Teenagers] 2. Surgery: When seizure affects a single area of a teen’s brain, surgery is the effective treatment to cure seizure and to stop future seizures.Author: Manjiri Kochrekar.
Mar 26, 2010 · I have a 13 1/2 year old daughter who recently got diagnosed with Absence Seizures. They put her on Keppra started her on 500mg 2x a day then after one week up the dose to 500mg in the morning and 750mg in the evening and now she is up to 500mg in the morning and 1000mg in the evening. She is having mood swings and irritability.
The signs of an absence seizure include: staring off into space. smacking the lips together. fluttering eyelids. stopping speech in the middle of a sentence. making sudden hand movements. leaning forward or backward. appearing suddenly motionless.Author: Rachel Nall.
These are other possible symptoms of an absence seizure: Being very still. Smacking the lips or making a chewing motion with the mouth. Fluttering the eyelids. Stopping activity (suddenly not talking or moving). Suddenly returning to activity when the seizure ends.
Seizures in Children & Teens. Print. Warning symptoms (known as an aura) prior to a seizure: sensations of strange odors, sounds, sights, or feelings; feeling of déjà vu; nausea. Each person generally has a consistent aura, although aura sensations vary widely from person to person.