Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: ducky516 | 2017-04-15 16:41 | 1 Comment

Hello! I recently fainted and had what appeared to be a seizure. The ER just dismissed it as syncope but my primary care doc ordered some additional tests. He called me today to say my EEG was...

Created By: prettyariana | 2017-04-11 11:09 | 2 Comments

I started seeing my epileptologist back in August of last year and have been placed on Keppra (1,000 mg daily) to treat seizures he think I am having. I have had my MRI, ambulatory EKG done and...

Created By: N412 | 2017-04-09 12:22 | 1 Comment

Hi everyone! I've had numerous tests to try to figure out what's causing me to pass out, but no doctor can give me an answer. As I was doing research on this, I came to the conclusion...

Created By: clsoules | 2017-04-09 12:06 | 1 Comment

Hi. I'm a 25yo female and I had my first seizure about two months ago. It was a full-blown tonic clonic. I blacked out and became unresponsive for several moments before I collapsed and began...

Created By: Albreckon | 2017-04-06 09:03 | 3 Comments

Hi last December I spent a week in the seizure monitoring unit. My first eeg indicated temporal lobe abnormalities (right after one happened) but the long term one latter did not. My episodes...

Created By: tsoto | 2017-04-03 09:35 | 2 Comments

My baby is three months old and has been hospitalized since March 17. She began showing little jerking movements a little after her two month vaccines were put. After 15 days my baby was having...

Created By: Chantel | 2017-03-23 18:00 | 6 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 | 1 Comment

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 | 5 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...

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