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    I was recently diagnosed with ADHD, and the doctor said that the meds that are prescribed to people with ADHD, raise your risk of having a seizure. I have Hydrocephalus and Epilepsy, and I am seizure since 2004. She didn't want to prescribe me anything without talking to my Neurologist and other doctors first. I was just wondering, is there anyone out there that has ADHD, and epilepsy, and if so, what are you prescribed.

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    Yes, they do. Have you tried any dietary interventions? Limiting sugar and being gluten-free can often do wonders for attention/memory issues. It's worth a shot! I am gluten-free 4 years now. Please ask any questions!

    and good luck!

    LIZARD :)
    LIZ in Li'l Rhody; hydrocephalus dx'ed at 3 weeks old. No shunt surgery in 32 years! Epilepsy well-controlled and autoimmune issues being worked on. Mom to Caren, 21, successful ablation 4/18/07 for WPW; and Andrew, 18 (autism dx'ed at 2 1/2, 13 mm ACM dx'ed at 5 1/2, no surgery, doing awesome!!) Wife of 22 years to Don...and friend to Gina. RIP. 9/5/66-10/22/07 :(

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    Thanks for your input. I am going back to the psy tomorrow morning to see what she suggest. I am also going to follow up with my neurologist. She said that I am not processing the information that is given to me. If I am not processing the information, then it can not be put in the short/long term areas of the brain for storage. She said that ADHD would be the cause for me having such a short term memory and that it probably isn't due to all of the surgeries that I have had. I have had over 15 brain surgeries, 1 for infection, and the rest for blockages. I have not thought about dietary intervention, I guess that is something that I will have to try if I am unable to take any medications to help.

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