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Category: Neurology
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My son is 21 months and i think he is having starting

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My son is 21 months and i think he is having starting seizures. But a 1 hour EEG said he was fine a couple months ago. But then last night he seemed to have one i watchex his pupils do a weird dilation go back and forth and he was unresponsive and went back to sleep. My husbad saud he probably was just scsred and had a nightmare.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Not after last night no. He is not on any medications
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He has been diagnosed with autism or under the umbrella.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

How long did this episode last?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Just a matter of seconds and then he went Back to sleep.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I just want to know if it even sounds like it was a sezuire at all and how it could even be diagnosed.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 8 months ago.


This wasn't a seizure then.

It was too short an episode and all that happened was the pupil changes which indicate just fear or anxiety

And with the normal EEG I see no reason to think this was a seizure.

Please let me know if you need any more information.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Okay thank you.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 8 months ago.

My pleasure--any time