Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: Chantel | 2017-03-23 18:00 | 5 Comments

I have a family history of epilepsy. My sister had undiagnosed absence seizures her whole childhood and grand mal starting when she was 14. She was killed in a car accident at age 23 following a...

Created By: peachk | 2017-03-22 18:15 | 0 Comments

When I was a child probably 8 or so I remember something strange happening. I was in the living room at night watching TV with my brother, we would often have 'sleep overs' in the living...

Created By: Renie | 2017-03-12 20:54 | 1 Comment

Turning 67 end of this month, just had 3rd seizure, tests etc. seem negative so far. Wondering if anyone else having similar considering I survived the 60s drug culture. weed, LSD, coke,alcohol....

Created By: Sanjurk | 2017-03-11 23:14 | 4 Comments

Hi,

Past Medical Issue :
I had migraine at the age of 15 to 20. I am 34 and I do not have migraine at all.

At Present :

From the age of 21, I started fainting down...

Created By: AsgardianNerd | 2017-02-12 17:49 | 0 Comments

Hi,

So I've been on here a lot, usually posting about muscle problems (my doc says they're JME jerks). However, I also have a flicker in my vision. Like not just in my vision- it...

Created By: Kaykayzzzz | 2017-02-12 03:52 | 0 Comments

Hello
My daughter has recently been diagnosed with epilepsy ... but i am convinced its her enlarged tonsils causing the seizures and not epilepsy ... she has had 5 chronic tonic seizures in...

Created By: Soriorda | 2017-02-08 09:56 | 0 Comments

I am 24 years old and was taken to emergency several weeks ago after colapsing and having repeated seizures lasting around 45 seconds to a minute each. This went on for 3 days having them nearly...

Created By: bluetea | 2017-02-05 17:17 | 0 Comments

I was diagnosed with complex partial 19 years ago. I was diagnosed through various EEG tests as an inpatient and outpatient. It took a long time to diagnose and I was eventually given medication...

Created By: sfowler122588 | 2017-02-01 17:41 | 0 Comments

I have been treated for tension headaches and migraines since 2009. I was diagnosed with JME when I was 13. I'm currently on 150 topamax and 500 lamictal for seizures. I have tried...

Created By: Morgan Baxter | 2017-01-28 19:59 | 1 Comment

I was diagnosed as having seizures before I was a year old. After 1 year old I stopped having them and the doctors conclusion was that I outgrew them. November 2015 I had convulsions for 2 days...

Created By: didekonomi | 2017-01-24 15:46 | 0 Comments

My brother (22 years old; 180 cm, 6 feet; 90 kg, 198 lbs) and I returned in the gym after 2 weeks absence due to flu. He ate around 5 hours before the gym. He lifted weights of 60 kg (132 lbs) and...

Created By: Joyfryman | 2017-01-24 01:03 | 1 Comment

My daughter had a seizure the other day so I took her to ER ct was normal blood work was normal . The refer her to get eeg by the way my daughter just turn 18 a couple of months ago and she told...

Created By: cschutzler | 2017-01-23 19:59 | 0 Comments

My 20 year old son has constant 24/7 brain fog and confusion. Anxiety of course makes things worse. Was diagnosed with atypical migraines. Amitriptyline worked for 2 years. Then quit working...

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...

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