Susan Boyle Reveals Battle With Epilepsy - Comments and Message Board

Children CAN and DO grow out of epilepsy. I have had epilepsy for 51 years and I was told by numerous neurologists that it was unusual for me NOT to have outgrown childhood epilepsy. When I was asked why I didn't, the only response any doctor could give me was, "Lucky, I guess?" The brain is a complex organ and even neurologists cannot tell the why's of epilepsy and I've been going to a neurologist for many, many years. However, they have finally found a brain lesion deep within my brain and it is heredity in my mother's side of the family (which they are also finding to be a common factor). There were seven family members on my mother's side of the family that had epilepsy. One died having a seizure when he was in his 70's. My cousin died while helping change a tire on the side of the road, had a seizure and was hit by a car, and my cousin's youngest daughter did outgrow her seizures. The other members of the family outgrew their seizures before the age of 16. So yes, it is very possible and very common to outgrow seizures as a child. It's uncommon not to outgrow them.

Posted 3 years 5 months ago by bbfan11

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But you can grow out of Epilepsy, it's often confined to childhood (i.e., childhood epilepsy). However, childhood epilepsy is common due to head injuries that eventually heal in childhood thus it's gone by the time adulthood is reached. I have a cousin that this happened to. I am also a mother of a child with epilepsy due to developmental brain lesions. It's been reported that Ms. Boyle is mentally challenged and possibly mentally retarded or if anything developmentally challenged. , But you can grow out of Epilepsy, it's often confined to childhood (i.e., childhood epilepsy). However, childhood epilepsy is common due to head injuries that eventually heal in childhood thus it's gone by the time adulthood is reached. I have a cousin that this happened to. I am also a mother of a child with epilepsy due to developmental brain lesions. It's been reported that Ms. Boyle is mentally challenged and possibly mentally retarded or if anything developmentally challenged.

Posted 3 years 5 months ago by DylanzMom

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But you can grow out of Epilepsy, it's often confined to childhood (i.e., childhood epilepsy). However, childhood epilepsy is common due to head injuries that eventually heal in childhood thus it's gone by the time adulthood is reached. I have a cousin that this happened to. I am also a mother of a child with epilepsy due to developmental brain lesions. It's been reported that Ms. Boyle is mentally challenged and possibly mentally retarded or if anything developmentally challenged.

Posted 3 years 5 months ago by DylanzMom

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The symptoms look like epilepsy but it's not epilepsy. It's a mental illness, a personality disorder. It's along the lines of having a temper tantrum. She's grown out of it. Epilepsy you don't grow out of.

Posted 3 years 5 months ago by mandysm

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