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Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: yellow821 | 2013-10-31 19:30 | 184 Views | 0 Comments

Has anybody had an ictal SPECT? If so, explain to me what it shows. Please tell me whether or not it is better than EEG. Thanks a bunch.

Created By: Mollz | 2013-10-29 19:34 | 772 Views | 6 Comments

Ok I am so confused! The doctor told me I look like I have epileptic seizures but he's not sure. The Keppra is working and I don't have anything but auras now for almost two weeks! He told me he...

Created By: Mollz | 2013-10-24 16:52 | 328 Views | 1 Comment

Hi

I have had two normal EEGS but the doctor said that I have typical looking epileptic tonic-clonic seizures. So he gave me keppra and I haven't had a seizure on the medicine yet. Its...

Created By: Mollz | 2013-10-24 16:52 | 164 Views | 0 Comments

Hi

I have had two normal EEGS but the doctor said that I have typical looking epileptic tonic-clonic seizures. So he gave me keppra and I haven't had a seizure on the medicine yet. Its...

Created By: Mollz | 2013-10-24 16:52 | 135 Views | 0 Comments

Hi

I have had two normal EEGS but the doctor said that I have typical looking epileptic tonic-clonic seizures. So he gave me keppra and I haven't had a seizure on the medicine yet. Its...

Created By: pgd | 2013-10-24 10:03 | 287 Views | 1 Comment

A question: What is the exact site in the human brain believed to be behind absense seizures (~ 2.5 Hz spike-wave discharges)? How large or small is the original focus suspected to be? Large...

Created By: Loupy | 2013-10-17 00:49 | 396 Views | 2 Comments

Hi! Since I was a little kid I had these odd spells that i called déjà vu. I never told anyone because if see hear and smell things not there...I thought I was crazy! By the time I was a teen...

Created By: magentastraberry | 2013-10-11 22:43 | 428 Views | 3 Comments

I have never had an EEG done before but I have read that sleep deprivation is recommended for the test. In my experience of waking up early I am most certainly going to have seizures and most of...

Created By: sara_xx | 2013-09-20 12:43 | 924 Views | 9 Comments

I'm 20 years old and about 2 months ago I started Topiramate (50 mg at night) for nightmares relating to post-traumatic stress. I know you are thinking my post does not belong here but please...

Created By: JessR96 | 2013-09-08 23:26 | 529 Views | 3 Comments

Our journey began in Nov 2012 when we first noticed our 14 year old Daughter may be having seizures and quickly turned into a nightmare.  While out shopping one afternoon It seemed that My...

Created By: Missy Muffet | 2013-09-02 16:04 | 4107 Views | 46 Comments

I'll try to make this brief.  My son is 21 and going through a difficult time with anxiety, OCD with intrusive thoughts.  etc.  He recently told me that he has ALWAYS had visual hallucinations. ...

Created By: pgd | 2013-08-17 11:30 | 299 Views | 0 Comments

What's the difference between an EEG for Epilepsy vs the brand name 2013 twenty minute
EEG Cap test for ADHD - Attention Deficit (Beta - Theta brainwaves ratio)? Can you please explain?...

Created By: wc0952 | 2013-07-25 20:17 | 488 Views | 2 Comments

Hi,

I am new to this community, and going through some diagnosis woes. For some time now, I have been having unusual spells that involve staring, deja vu/depersonalized type symptoms,...

Created By: gorrillas25 | 2013-07-16 11:57 | 245 Views | 2 Comments

This is my first time here at Epilepsy.com and I am looking for help.  A little background on my amazing little 3 year old daughter.  When she was 15 months old she had her first febrile seizure...

Created By: rameshdon | 2013-07-04 11:40 | 266 Views | 0 Comments

I am on Lamictal 200mg twice a day and have not had a seizure in 8 months. However, I have had 2 aura's during the past 8 months. Recently, my neurologist allowed me to drive. However, when I...

Created By: ralphjunior | 2013-06-20 17:20 | 900 Views | 9 Comments

i may be getting ahead of myself here because i'm not sure if they're going to suggest that i get surgery.  i saw a neurosurgeon once.  we talked for a few mins and it was decided that maybe it...

Created By: jennasaurus | 2013-06-08 10:41 | 397 Views | 1 Comment

Diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy early 2013 at the age of 27,
currently on Levetiracetam. Past history of frequent highs and lows,
anxiety, Restless legs, TMJ, sleep problems,...

Created By: akunknown24 | 2013-05-18 15:46 | 268 Views | 2 Comments

Iam on 300 mg lamital daily and i do not know if it is even helping . Do seizures change?
I have been waking up several times a night and sleeping poorly for a week now and i feel seizures...

Created By: akunknown24 | 2013-05-13 20:24 | 518 Views | 2 Comments

I went for week long VEEG in march had MRI showed one hippocamus significantly smaller then the other
during veeg i had one small one show upand the last night i was thier i had one aswell...

Created By: Scott Childs | 2013-05-13 14:26 | 279 Views | 2 Comments

When my neurologist offered it [Keppra] I was glad to try anything with better results, then was switched to generic, not knowing the complications, resulting in more seizures than on brand name...

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