Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: bradlow | 2017-01-20 13:10 | 0 Comments

My grandmother started experiencing seizures 3 summers ago. She's never had them in her life and all of a sudden started having them. She only has them at night. We believe she has one when...

Created By: Aren4894 | 2017-01-14 20:44 | 0 Comments

So I just found out that my roommate is epileptic. Today he dropped a cup randomly, water got everywhere, and he was just staring off, zoning out, blanking rapidly and breathing shallowly. I asked...

Created By: john1979 | 2017-01-10 15:56 | 0 Comments

I will try to make this long story short...

Our 6 yr old had EEG and it showed few spikes but no seizure. Neuro said it means he is more prone to seizures but he may have never had one and...

Created By: Abraxas | 2017-01-10 13:05 | 0 Comments

So, im struggling to find out whether I am actually epileptic or not, as different neurologists had different opinions.

My background is as follows:
- childhood meningitis (not sure...

Created By: Shahar | 2017-01-10 06:37 | 0 Comments

Hi all,
I was diagnosed with simple and mild complex partial seizures a while ago and it was said that I probably have multifocal epilepsy because I have different types of auras (epigastric...

Created By: Albreckon | 2017-01-08 15:06 | 1 Comment

The other day my doctor told me he thought I was having some kind of absences seizure or an arrhythmia. So I went home and did a little bit of research about epilepsy and seizures... and found out...

Created By: gardengirl | 2016-12-31 09:59 | 1 Comment

I had an MRI and sleep deprived EEG recently. The MRI was normal. The EEG showed sharps and slow waves but no spikes in the temporal lobe. The doctor said it showed abnormal activity but no...

Created By: ramc | 2016-12-26 14:39 | 0 Comments

My daughter is 14 yrs and she is having seizures since last 2 yrs. She is currently on daily dose of oxcarbazepine 1200mg, Clobazam 20mg and phenobarbital 120mg. Her head moves to left side during...

Created By: candio | 2016-12-24 20:41 | 1 Comment

I typically have my seizures while just in the bathroom, showering or on the toilet. Is this common? I have read several posts that mention they were in the bathroom. Is this normal?

Created By: Astrobint | 2016-12-23 05:06 | 0 Comments

Hi. I've just been copied in on a letter from my Neurologist to my GP about the results of my recent EEG test. Does anyone know what this might mean?

"The EEG in wakefulness...

Created By: Bamyers | 2016-12-19 18:15 | 0 Comments

hi everyone, Just looking for anyone who has similar type situation. My story is long but I will give you the Coles notes version. 2.5 years ago is when my journey started. I began with episodic...

Created By: Saadia75 | 2016-12-14 07:32 | 0 Comments

Hi, I'm posting here hopefully to receive some advice from those in the know.

Earlier this week I caught a dose of gastroenteritis, this kept me house and bed bound for a few days and...

Created By: ninz94 | 2016-12-11 15:19 | 0 Comments

I am a 22 year old female, about 5 years ago I was admitted to a psychiatric clinic due to problems I faced at home with family. Psychiatrist so there performed many tests on me including MRI and...

Created By: lunedefleur | 2016-12-08 19:30 | 0 Comments

This is my first time posting so I hope this is the right section. Anyways, I was diagnosed with primary generalized epilepsy after my first seizure almost 4 years ago when I was 17.
I went...

Created By: Beccajoyce1712 | 2016-12-05 12:55 | 1 Comment

Hiya, I'm 22 and I've recently been diagnosed with Epilpesy following my first seizure in March. My dr's thought I was having panick attacks (I started to be believe so myself) but...

Created By: MomtoEvelyn | 2016-12-03 18:04 | 1 Comment

Has anyone had a similar experience? What should I do?

My daughter had 12 grand mal seizures over the course of 1 week - prior she had never had any only at birth due to asphyxia in the...

Created By: littleguppyjax0118 | 2016-11-27 01:23 | 2 Comments

I am at a loss what to do about my son. He has seizures,the doctors put him on meds,bring him inpatient and pull meds and then nothing happens. Goes home and within a week or so things get bad...

Created By: Tumbalina | 2016-11-21 23:34 | 0 Comments

DD(13) is medicated, but still having daily episodes (partials- not grand mals- thank goodness). We had ambulatory 48 hr EEG done, the Dr office has had results for OVER a MONTH now, and we still...

Created By: Lj94 | 2016-11-16 07:08 | 1 Comment

Not sure whether this even belongs on this forum.
Basically, almost 2 months ago I had a seizure (no history of them and im 22 yrs old).
It started with collapsing in a shop, I never...

Created By: MacMom | 2016-11-13 18:22 | 1 Comment

Hello. My 14-year-old son was just diagnosed and I am worried that maybe it is more psychosomatic or blood sugar or stress related, yet with the MRI results am feeling they are right. So, briefly...

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