Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: Jennifer Rose | 2007-10-12 01:04 | 2 Comments

Hello. I hope this is the right area to ask and that it's okay to ask...

First of all, I have had 2 grand mal seizures in the last five years, both while I was asleep, so obviously I do not...

Created By: wargrass | 2007-10-08 21:43 | 4 Comments

I am so unbelievably frustrated by how long it takes to get the healthcare system moving. My dd is 6 and September 13th she had her first seizure. She has had 7 since then. It is hereditary, as I...

Created By: Bloodyrose | 2007-10-06 11:52 | 1 Comment

Hi...I'm a bit confused, so any help would be appreciated. Of course, I know I need a medical professional's advice, but any contribitions would be lovely.

My nurse has said I have JME,...

Created By: chefbmk | 2007-10-05 16:12 | 1 Comment

I have a condition that doesn't seem to fit any normal diagnoses. I've seen many doctors and had lots of tests over the years, with conflicting results. It started when I turned 29.

Here's...

Created By: motie | 2007-10-04 21:41 | 6 Comments

I got my veeg results back and now I'm real confused! My neuro said that I had some abnormal sharp waves. When asked what part of the brain, he drew a line with his finger from the back right of...

Created By: TexCav | 2007-10-04 14:35 | 0 Comments

Hello,

I am new to this group. I am going for a VEEG in a week. I Have a few questions. I guess a little background would help.

I am a 42 yo male who had a few episodes years ago...

Created By: kboggs6 | 2007-10-04 01:32 | 2 Comments

I always get weird smells that no one I'm around seem to smell. But a few times, I've woken up and smelled the most horrible smell I've ever smelled in my entire life each time. It's so bad I want...

Created By: SaraJackie | 2007-10-03 15:14 | 4 Comments

Hello All.

For the past year I have been battling my seizures. I have been to: at least six neurologists--three epilepsy specialists, and four pyschologists. At the current time my family...

Created By: Christina41586 | 2007-09-29 20:46 | 1 Comment

So for the past week, maybe two, I've awakened during the night to find myself soaked in sweat, burning hot (no fever), and nauseated beyond belief. I find it hard to move, and the room feels as...

Created By: vivienne | 2007-09-28 06:55 | 3 Comments

Hi there
I am coming to the conclusion that I may have epilepsy. I started having some hallucinations in Feb of this year - I am 36. The hallucinations come about once a month but a couple...

Created By: backwards seizures | 2007-09-24 17:59 | 0 Comments

I am a 22 year old female who had her first Grand Mal seizure at age 16. I am currently on 400 mg. of Zonegran/ day. I have not had a grand mal seizure on over 2 years.

The strange thing is...

Created By: tmthrower | 2007-09-22 14:56 | 1 Comment

I'm really confused and based on some of the comments I've read on this site, this is indeed a very mysterious topic. I was rushed to the ED last weekend after losing conciousness in a department...

Created By: Jessicarose. | 2007-09-22 02:14 | 2 Comments

i am new to this site but i joined up because i thought someone could give me a bit of advice.
when i was younger, (i think it start when i was 7 or 8?) i used to faint/pass out every few...

Created By: jderry | 2007-09-21 11:50 | 3 Comments

I went to a new doc the other day.He claims dental fillings can cause sez. Along with having your wisdom teeth out can be the route of problems. Is he nuts?

Created By: renee6 | 2007-09-21 09:37 | 3 Comments

It seems that every time I use the word "aura" with a doctor, they look at me like I am nuts. Well, yes,I am nuts--I have epilepsy.
I am not certain if I am using the wrong word to describe...

Created By: Jennifer Rose | 2007-09-19 22:13 | 8 Comments

Hello, I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place or there are already topics about this. I just came across this website tonight on Google, and thought it would be the best place to ask my questions...

Created By: gcvmom | 2007-09-14 11:33 | 7 Comments

For several years my DH has been plagued by what we've termed as "dizzy spells". They first started happening about a month after he got a big promotion at work. At the time they started, he had...

Created By: quirky | 2007-09-13 08:56 | 2 Comments

Yesterday I had my Neuro Psychology assessment done in the hospital. It took nearly 3 hours to do. There were a veriety of tests, testing my memory and language.
The medications I am on are...

Created By: A Day | 2007-09-10 18:08 | 8 Comments

I have been experiencing the full range of symptoms listed on the SPS page on and off for several years. I also have chronic migraines (for which I tried many meds and was seen by a neurologist...

Created By: Kirk | 2007-09-10 15:31 | 7 Comments

OK. I have been having episodes of passing out on and off for 12 years. They have become more frequent. There have been 2 times now where I have not actually passed out, but I start sweating, feel...

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