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"My 16+old son had been having seizure since he was abt 4yrs of age. Though it had reduce from its constant occurrence before but it had also affected his speech, makes him behaves like a child, he bedwet and can't do things on his own without assistance. He was placed on tegretol cr and later added neurovite forte to it BT I had to stop d tegretol recently since I couldn't afford it and he's currently taking carbamezepin tab. what else can I do to help His health since he's growing into an adult. thank you."

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    A 43 years year old female asked:
    3 months ago
    My 16+old son had been having seizure since he was abt 4yrs of age. Though it had reduce from its constant occurrence before but it had also affected his speech, makes him behaves like a child, he bedwet and can't do things on his own without assistance. He was placed on tegretol cr and later added neurovite forte to it BT I had to stop d tegretol recently since I couldn't afford it and he's currently taking carbamezepin tab. what else can I do to help His health since he's growing into an adult. thank you.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    3 months ago
    Hello, I'm sorry about this. It must have been very worrisome for you. I want to assume by now, your Doctor must have told you all about your child's condition and the likely outcome in the future. From your description, it appears he has suffered some degree of insult to the brain at a tender age, this might be difficult to reverse back to normal but can be managed. You should continue the medications as prescribed by your doctor ma. He will however need special care and special type of tutelage which you might not be able to provide for him. There are schools for special needs where you can take him to. He will be trained on how to be a complete adult.
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    A 43 years year old female asked:
    3 months ago
    thanks so much doc, I reside in ikorodu, Lagos state, is there any of such school closer to me that u know of.tanks once again.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    3 months ago
    You are welcome ma. Unfortunately I don't know of any around that area. I wish I could help. I will suggest you still ask around. There are a number of them established by the government or NGOs to take care of children with special needs. He will benefit immensely from it and from your support as well. Take care
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