My child is 13 years old male. He is suffering from Idiopathic Epilepsy about 5 years ago. He continued valparin chrono 300 for 3 years according to neurologists advice and then stopped for 1 years because his EEG report was good. But current EEG report shows again Idiopathic Epilepsy. Dr. Again advised to cont same medicine for another 3 yrs. But when I take 2nd opinion from a Paediatric Neurologist he advised to stop the medicine and advised for IQ test & psychometry test & counselling. I am confused that should I continue the medicine or not? If yes which medicine he should continue? I Want your valuable opinion.
Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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There are many types of Idiopathic epilepsies. Some of them may require life long treatment so decision can not be made based on EEG or qny one test. One need to understand what epilepsy syndrome your child has and then make a decision.
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