Impulsive behavior and Epilepsy
My daughter was diagnosed almost a year ago with Epilepsy. They instantly put her on meds. She is on her 4th now. Most of the meds dulled her out. She was having trouble in school and just seemed so blah. This new med, lamictal, supposedly doesnt have the same side effects.
Before this last med, we had taken her off all meds for 2 months. She seemed good and her old personality came back. She is pretty high energy, happy and quick to act. This medication doesnt seem to dull that personality, which we are happy for. But we had forgotten how hard it was to parent her.
Her impulsive behavior is very apparent now. Friends have made comments like "Wow, she has so much energy" and her teacher (who is wonderful) describes her as "impulsive".
My question is...is there a conection between Epilepsy and impulsive behaior that is NOT medication induced? I thought since Epilepsy is in the brain maybe the impulsive behavior is affected by misfires there too.