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Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: momoftwins1 | 2014-03-29 10:32 | 332 Views | 1 Comment

Hi everyone,

I had my first neuro visit who did an EEG and MRI of the brain. MRI showed Chiari Malformation and the EEG came up as abnormal showing "right temporal regions are potentially...

Created By: SunnyLu14 | 2014-03-28 16:23 | 740 Views | 28 Comments

Hi,

I hope the community here can help me fill in the gaps where doctors don't have time to address everything. Anyone who can offer insight would be greatly appreciated.

I started...

Created By: magentastraberry | 2013-11-28 01:27 | 7078 Views | 2 Comments

I saw a neurologist for the first time recently to address seizures I have been having for a few years. He asked about my history of seizures and the circumstances under which I had them but I...

Created By: cmknaak | 2013-11-23 17:09 | 438 Views | 1 Comment

My 10 yr old son has absence seizures and tonic clonic seizures along with CP. Our neurologist has referred us to Cleveland clinic for a more comprehensive exam. Has anyone ever worked with Dr....

Created By: yellow821 | 2013-10-31 19:30 | 247 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 | 1072 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 | 430 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 | 220 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 | 187 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 | 386 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 | 513 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 | 574 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 | 1216 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 | 709 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 | 5316 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 | 375 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 | 602 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 | 330 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 | 417 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 | 1158 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...

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