concerned for my daughter?

My daughter is 5 years old and she has twitching violently in her sleep for awhile. I have epilepsy and had it since I was 2. I have tonic clonic epilepsy and When I went in the hospital cause I was twitching violently in my sleep as well for a few nights the scan showed I also have seizures in my sleep as well. Since I have epilepsy could I have passed it to her? Although mine started at 2 shes 5 so assume if it is epilepsy it just showed up later then mine. I got her an appointment at the doctors Monday so they can see if epilepsy is beginning or not. If so I wanna get it taken care of early. Has anyone had a child this happens to and had the child end up with epilepsy or any other outcome? I will ask these questions at the doctors Monday but in the meantime I wanted to see if anyone could relate to this?

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  • 2 years ago

    Twitching during sleep is so common that it cannot be used as an indicator of epilepsy unless the twitching itself is unusual in its duration or vigor. Normal twitching tends to occur very briefly, while a seizure tends to occur non-stop for more than a few seconds. Still, the only way to know for certain is with ECG.

  • 2 years ago

    "Family studies have shown that some epilepsy syndromes are completely determined by genetics, and genes are a major factor in other syndromes. Some inherited metabolic conditions also raise the likelihood of having seizures, as do some chromosomal disorders."

    Feb 4, 2010

    Genetics of epilepsy - AboutKidsHealth

    About Kids Health › ca › Article

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    This does read as if your suspicions might be right, and you have a good grasp of it all, so good job for you there. I do hope it winds up as not as bad as all that, good luck and success to you and yours.

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