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Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: Tish | 2007-02-20 23:39 | 138 Views | 1 Comment

I'm being scheduled for a VEEG and "THE MAN" says I'll stop meds the night prior. My neuro in the past said it takes three days to get meds out of your system completely to do a VEEG corectly....

Created By: Christina41586 | 2007-02-16 07:31 | 119 Views | 0 Comments

I can barely see straight right now so I'll type this slow and hopefully after re-reading avoid to many typos.

My original Neuro diagnosed me with JME, myoclonic epilepsy. All good and well...

Created By: liliansabina | 2007-02-07 13:44 | 160 Views | 0 Comments

Hi,

I'm 38 and have been an epilepsy patient for 17 years. My problem has been only localized to my frontal lobe, but I haven't had the means to undergo MRI or video EEG diagnostics to...

Created By: lisaltstheresa | 2007-02-06 18:50 | 110 Views | 0 Comments

About a week in a half ago I had to change my e-mail address. Someone hacked into my ID and Password.
I could not get in my e-mail anymore. As many of you know I have my group Epilepsy...

Created By: nicbeth35 | 2007-02-06 13:19 | 140 Views | 1 Comment

my 13yr old finally diagnosed with epilepsy today , it is more of a relief than anything else, she has begun her medication today, (lamotrigine), at least she can begin to get on with her life ,...

Created By: Sugaahshock | 2007-02-04 21:26 | 289 Views | 4 Comments

Hi All:

I am seeking information for an upcoming EEG Test and consult with a new neurologist.

I have been diagonosed with "Focal Epilepsi" in 1998. I have been On Trileptal,...

Created By: My3Kids | 2007-01-30 12:16 | 76 Views | 0 Comments

My 15 year old son was admitted for 6 days in December for video EEG monitoring due to breakthrough seizures (Med: Trileptal) that had changed from his typical complex partials. WE have just rec...

Created By: ramdom | 2007-01-18 13:55 | 482 Views | 2 Comments

I did a brief search through the forums for something like this discussion, but didn't find any. Please point me to it if it already exists and if not, I think this is worth thinking about. Since...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-01-18 10:18 | 1043 Views | 1 Comment

If I had one of these jerks while hooked up to an EEG, will it show up? or are they so brief that it won't "catch" it?

Also, is photic stimulation known to induce a myoclonic jerk?

Created By: Bedge | 2007-01-14 21:37 | 320 Views | 10 Comments

Would be interested to see how we all go with this memory test.

You may need to sign up for a account to acsess this test:

I scored 54% hahah ..

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Created By: tonialpha | 2007-01-10 22:12 | 175 Views | 1 Comment

I was getting my blood drawn. I had trouble clotting they did a quick test of the Prothromb. in addition to the CBC and whammo. I am going off Tegretol (Carbatrol).
Anyone else had this...

Created By: lrshaw | 2007-01-10 11:04 | 1695 Views | 11 Comments

I was diagnosed as bipolar Dec '06 & my doc put me on Tegretol & Clonazepam. I'm scheduled for an EEG Jan 19-22 to (hopefully) find out if what I had was a seizure. I called my neuro to...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-01-08 22:41 | 94 Views | 2 Comments

Saw neurologist today for followup appt. on the ambulatory EEG. I had no events while hooked up. She said it was not showing any epileptiform discharges like sharp waves or spikes; but it did...

Created By: domesticgoddess | 2007-01-08 21:43 | 169 Views | 2 Comments

Three years ago my daughter was diagnosed with absence seizures. We have been through the countless EEGs, the monitoring, the change of medications. Her EEG in August showed abnormal activity,...

Created By: Bedge | 2007-01-03 01:37 | 164 Views | 1 Comment

Hi guys,

I am trying to put together some more detailed information of what i experience (suspected TLE) for my Dr. I'm looking through all the sites, and I tee up with most symptoms....

Created By: Christina41586 | 2007-01-01 16:20 | 92 Views | 0 Comments

So on Saturday I woke up feeling like utter crap. I'd been having trouble sleeping, and when my husband came home from work, I tried to sleep a bit more, but just couldn't. (PMS can make me really...

Created By: Christina41586 | 2006-12-26 19:40 | 400 Views | 5 Comments

Short and to the point:

I was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, something that took me by complete surprise on account of the fact that I'm twenty. Still, I took the...

Created By: Bedge | 2006-12-26 06:51 | 438 Views | 10 Comments

Hi Guys,

I'm back. Have been a bit quite latley. Not sure if I belong here any more.

Well, I had my 5 hour VEEG and then a 5 day amulatory EEG. Results came back normal. So I am...

Created By: mcdonaja | 2006-12-23 07:53 | 139 Views | 0 Comments

Here is our story/frustration at having our son properly diagnosed.

Winter of 2000 - Child male age 5 - No seizure history. Healthy Happy. Oldest of 4 children. No family history on either...

Created By: brianeksteen | 2006-12-17 15:05 | 95 Views | 1 Comment

My boy Zian is now 8.5months old and still has 30-40 seizures a day. He started with seizures the day after his 3-in-one immunisation at 3.5 months. He first stare and then his arms flings out (...

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