Our expert says:
Dear Worried Mom,
It sounds possible, from what you say, that she might have a form of epilepsy ( for which Convulex is a treatment ) which would be well controlled with proper medication ; best chosen after proper tests have been conducted.
In Joburg, one's best bet would be to try to have her seen firstly by the Dept of Neurology ( which has a special interest in epilepsy ) at Wits Medical School, and perhaps later at the Dept of Psychiatry a Wits, too, depending on the opinion of the Neurologist. Such assessment and treatment might be free, or at least on a scale related to income, like most Govt clinics. The act that it is a Medical School can be to your advantage, as the presence of medical students and specialists in training, usually means that they're more thorough than in some private practices !
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