Our daughter is 4.5 years old. We've been trying to get to the bottom of "dizzy spells" she's had since she was 2. This week she had an EEG which the doctors say show that she is having absence seizures. Apparently it spiked during the lights and the hyperventilating.
They don't want to treat for seizures because she's not driving a car, and they aren't entirely positive it's really seizures. Can you have a positive EEG and not actually have seizures?
She's had an MRI which was normal after the second round of dizzy spells. No other tests beside the EEG and MRI so far. The "dizzy spells" happen almost like clockwork every two-three months. She always wakes up with them, pupils are dilated and she complains of being dizzy. She'll lose her balance and fall, or just stop in her tracks and wait until the "diziness" stops. She'll also have potty accidents which is totally not normal for her. When the most recent episode occured she complained of tingling in her lower back. These episodes happen on and off for two-four days at a time, then she goes back to normal. It doesn't seem like typical seizure behavior and everyone seems stumped as to what is going on. She did have one episode last year where she woke up then became extremely lethargic and limp. Then maybe an hour later literally opened her eyes and acted like nothing had ever happened. Scared us to death. This was her first EEG test. We are hoping to get another round when she's in the middle of an episode, but that's hard schedule. Other than the episodes, she's on track with development, learning and growth. She's usually a very happy healthy kid.
Are there any ideas on what I should be asking about? Has anyone had a positive EEG and not had a seizure disorder?