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My son was ridiculously hyperactive in his first four years, then petit mal (absence seizures) were exceptionally noticeable-even up to four minutes if left alone, and he could automatically do just about everything- scary concept if ur child is crossing the street alone on his way to school, or playing contact sport or being bullied because of seizures:( he'll keep walking, but not be aware of anything. he was diagnosed as positive with EEG tests etc, and went onto epilim for about four years. his concentration improved , but during the initial phases his medication was too high and he became violently hyperactive, reduced the meds and back to perfect.

after three years solid with no seizures we stopped epilim and it hasn't returned since. he has however suffered typical (and very frustrating)adhd symptoms- he plays drums when the hyperactivity gets too much and his legs never stop moving.hes never been diagnosed with add/adhd BUT i am certain that this explains EVERYTHING. in my mind there is a definite link between them.

his father has tourettes with adhd so it is highly possible...

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