My son has had 2 seizures last year and i take him to do follow ups with a neurologist. But he does not think its epileptic related.
I agree that the brain is unknown, very much so. But many kids have autism with no seizures I’ve read. That being said current studies say 20-30% of autistic persons develop seizure but seizure sufferers are only 2% of the neurotypical population. Take those numbers for what they are (I’ve taken 2 Statistics courses and understand how stats can be bent to prove ANY point!), but one neurological ph-d I spoke to said unofficially that percentage is believed to be higher still. Either way because we can’t prove anything decisively my concern is him/ her not wanting to claim autism because of social ability! What?! Ehhh?! What?! That reminds me of my daughters first pediatric doc not wanting to test her for a ear infection saying “maybe she’s tugging at her ears because their there!!!”
Lack of social is a common autistic trait but not a ONLY trait. Your very blessed to have a child who has very high social skills like that because those are the ones you see who seem to turn autism into a superpower when they get older. Just tell him he can do anything and let him fly!
My daughter had a complex partial seizure when she was 8 years old. She needed an EEG which showed nothing.
Although it is scary and frustrating, the doctor happens to be right. My son had his first tonic clonic seizure at 16, and he had another exactly 1 week apart.
I would still get a second opinion, heck, he had another one.
As for neurologist saying epilepsy goes hand in hand with autism, that angers me. Their explanation isn’t concrete enough for me. There is so much about the brain that is unknown.
One of my sons had two siezures about two months apart. There were differing opionions as to theur cause. This was before his ASD Dx. Now that he has this Dx, I do worry that there may be more siezure activity in the future. As for the doctor not accepting the ASD Dx, I would politely ask that he keep his opinions within the realm of his specialty.
My older daughter had seizures like about 2 years ago. It just comes and goes and i didn't know when she will have an episode. Then i took her to the neurologist and the Dr prescribed her with medicine. It has been working so far for her. I know it's hard seeing it and i hope your son doesn't have anymore.