Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: mindyk | 2007-09-01 20:07 | 0 Comments

My husband is 35 yrs old and has just been diagnosed with Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy. Now they are looking for isn’t cause. He had a lumbar puncture about a month ago and his protein levels...

Created By: cocoloco | 2007-08-31 06:07 | 8 Comments

I used to drink loads of alcohol in my late teens but then i stopped and started drinking much less...but still sometimes get drunk. im now 22.

then i started having seizures, but both...

Created By: cocoloco | 2007-08-31 05:52 | 1 Comment

I have had an EEG that shows abnormal spike and wave patterns, and received a diagnosis of idiopathic generalised epilepsy. I have had 2 seizures that developed out of the blue and am still...

Created By: elizleigh | 2007-08-27 17:32 | 0 Comments

Does anyone have any idea what this might mean? I haven't asked my doctor yet, but I will when i go back. In the mean time... if anyone has any experience they can share, I'd appreciate it!...

Created By: tlh64 | 2007-08-26 00:23 | 1 Comment

Hi all.
There is a phrase I would like the definition of. It is "driving response". It is found in my EEG report and is in the section relating to the strobe light part of the EEG. I...

Created By: deerwendy | 2007-08-25 00:14 | 1 Comment

Here I am at Mayo Clinic and I am still lost. Like so many others on here, I have no diagnosis. I found this board on accident and could not have been more shocked or excited about what I've read...

Created By: sirk | 2007-08-24 21:37 | 4 Comments

Hey people , i was just wondering the amount of time people who are not on epilepsy medication need to go for without having a seizure , before getting the all clear ? I have had more than 1...

Created By: StaceyM | 2007-08-22 18:48 | 2 Comments

HI, everyone. I was diagnosed at age 24 after having 2 grand mals. Both started with a feeling that my lower right face was absent. I was on Tegretol until a few weeks ago (worked for a few...

Created By: pgd | 2007-08-21 18:48 | 0 Comments

Anyone know the big difference between the memories stored in the frontal lobes vs memories stored in the hippocampi/temporal lobes?

Created By: banffgirl | 2007-08-20 22:17 | 2 Comments

well i now know that neuros and epi spec dont know everything, after my big scare around 2am or what ever it was i dont know really. i had a partial complex when i went to get a migraine pill and...

Created By: sirk | 2007-08-20 00:03 | 1 Comment

Hi my name is Kristian , im trying to find out some more info on what could be causing my seizures .
Im 21 years old & have had 4 seizures over the last two months. Besides that i have...

Created By: Rudy | 2007-08-19 23:38 | 1 Comment

Hi Everyone.

I've had several negative EEGs and so it's not clear I have epilepsy. I was just wondering if anyone has episodes like mine, because I've never seen any description that...

Created By: KAM411 | 2007-08-19 18:45 | 2 Comments

This is going to be long but I needed to vent a little and get some opinions on some things. I was recently diagnosed with epilepsy in April of this year. I had a seizure in my sleep for the...

Created By: cammey | 2007-08-16 16:17 | 2 Comments

Hello and thank you if you are reading this.

My 8 month old son last week started having what doctors the past day calling seizures. They look like he is just angry and shaking a bit and...

Created By: flashmunda | 2007-08-10 13:39 | 5 Comments

Hello,
Yesterday I had an appointment with my neurologist as well as an EEG. He came in and told me that my EEG showed no activity - a first in a long time for me. I informed him that the...

Created By: pan06 | 2007-08-09 08:33 | 1 Comment

I had my WADA test last Friday. Well, they do an angiogram right before they inject the med to put your brain to sleep. Two days after I got home, I noticed a huge rash on my chest (and boy did it...

Created By: jenoz | 2007-08-09 07:13 | 12 Comments

Hi every one, well i said I wouldnt get back to you all untill in knew what was going on, Had my eeg and saw the neurolowitch today, and she said they found nothing, I knew this was the case as I...

Created By: DMAC85US | 2007-08-08 21:30 | 0 Comments

Does anybody else here go through phases where you feel like you have all of this extra energy, border on the edge of iritability/ and then it catches up to you and you crash? My meds arent that...

Created By: pan06 | 2007-08-04 14:18 | 5 Comments

Hey,
I am having intracranial depth electrodes placed right on my temporal lobes. My docs know that my seizures are coming from my temporal lobes, but they are not exactly sure which one my...

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