Question About Seizures

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Question About Seizures

Post by PKPed » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:04 pm

When I was a child I suffered from absence seizures or what some call petit mal seizures. Some quick info on it here: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-se ... e-seizures

From age 7-12 I would have episodes where I would immediately stop anything I was doing and stare into nothing for 10-18 seconds. Nothing severe, but I averaged around 10 episodes per day for 5 years. I eventually grew out of it. I think something like 80% of children with absence seizures eventually grow out of them.

My question is what takes place biologically that allows you to grow out of them? Is it synapse pruning in the brain or something? I have looked everywhere online but can't seem to understand the physiology of how one grows out of seizures.

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