Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: dandgmom | 2007-02-28 16:57 | 244 Views | 1 Comment

My 5 yr. old son is going to be having an 24 hr. ambulatory EEG, hopefully within the month, to see if it is wise to take him off Tegretol. He's been seizure free for 2 years now so we'd like to...

Created By: shannobaumrucker | 2007-02-28 10:27 | 432 Views | 7 Comments

My daughter has been having unusual episodes for a little over a year. She complains of things seeming very far away, like she is looking through a tunnel and amplified hearing. She asks Mommy...

Created By: bonkers82 | 2007-02-28 09:43 | 324 Views | 3 Comments

My 6 1/2 year old daughter has had funny feelings from 2005. During these feeings she talks of things being far away, "grizzly" noises, me sounding like a monster, things/people sounding far away...

Created By: Shylas Mom | 2007-02-25 22:04 | 213 Views | 0 Comments

Wow I read about Eclampsia, it sounds like what my 24 year old Daughter is experiencing.
She has never had a seizure, no history of seizures in our family but when she became pregnant she...

Created By: Ellen T | 2007-02-25 11:28 | 290 Views | 0 Comments

My husband's neurologist suspects he has temporal lobe epilepsy. My question is, does anyone know if people with partial epilepsy can have seizures in a series? My husband will have an event...

Created By: Tish | 2007-02-20 23:39 | 273 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 | 246 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 | 301 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 | 232 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 | 254 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 | 484 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 | 213 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 | 673 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 | 1543 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 | 539 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 | 343 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 | 2330 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 | 236 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 | 310 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 | 309 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....

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