Alternating Hemiplegia (AHC) Community
Here's a selection of information from patients & professionals to better understand Alternating Hemiplegia (AHC).
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers:
If you are a patient or carer with a question about living with Alternating Hemiplegia, about treatments, or other relevant information please ask in the FORUM.
Many children are initially diagnosed with epilepsy or other seizure disorders and prescribed anticonvulsent medications. While some do suffer from seizures, the use of these drugs are generally un...
The drug Flunarizine (trade name Sibelium) has been used successfully in many cases to lessen the effects of AHC. Other drugs that induce sleep have also been used to reduce the severity and length...
The cause(s) of AHC is unknown and there is no known cure for the disorder.
At this time, AHC would still be considered a “new” disorder due to its relatively recent diagnosis. There is no proof that the disease is fatal or shortens life expectancy is any way, but sufficie...
Although the name AHC contains “of childhood” in it, there is no evidence to suggest that a child will be cured simply as they age. Many children exhibit a greater degree of ability to handle the a...