- CASE FILE
16 year old male- Generalized Intractable Epilepsy.Multiple seizure types with multiple seizures each day.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am 16 yrs old. I was diagnosed with Infantile spasms at 4 months old. All labs, spinal taps, CT’s and MRI’s of brain were negative for findings. Went through 2 rounds of ACTH therapy with no stopping spasms then neurologist trialed a high dose of Vitamin B6 and Leucovorin Calcium (although labs did not show as deficient) stopped spasms in 3 days. From 9 months old to 8years old was not on any seizure medicines, but continued B6 and Leucovorin Calcium. At 8 years old multiple seizure types and multiple seizures each day began. Have been evaluated at numerous renown Epilepsy facilities but continue to have multiple seizures and types each day from Atonic, Tonic, Tonic Clonic, complex partial. I have had a Total Corpus Callosotomy and Vagal Nerve Stimulator implantation. Failed 10+ seizure medicines and multiple CBD oils.
All CT and MRI’s of brain have been negative, spinal taps, all labs, comprehensive genetic testing have all come back negative with no findings.
I struggle daily with seizures especially atonics where I just drop to the floor. I have had multiple concussions due to this along with fractured humerus, multiple sutures on head and face with the most recent one a few weeks ago when I had a tonic clonic and fell down numerous stairs.
I just finished 9th grade and am working towards my diploma although it’s a daily struggle with the uncontrolled seizures. I play golf for my school team although I usually have multiple seizures during the matches.