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Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: mindscraps | 2006-11-21 05:02 | 54 Views | 4 Comments

In early September, I was admitted to a well-known mental hospital for evaluation and treatment of a possible mental condition. Since that first admission, I've been through a battery of tests,...

Created By: Missyat | 2006-11-20 23:02 | 46 Views | 1 Comment

Has anyone had this blood test?

I heard it costs around $3000.00 and insurance will not pay for it?

Epi wants Kevin to have it but geez my pockets are not that full (full with lint...

Created By: fzMousie | 2006-11-20 09:17 | 48 Views | 4 Comments

I have an appointment with my family doctor tomorrow. My husband is coming with me. I need help directing the appointment.

The appointment was originally to discuss painful nosebleeds,...

Created By: Eleanor | 2006-11-19 21:07 | 62 Views | 2 Comments

I have a sensation occasionally that is very concerning. I usually have it happen when i am in bed and awaken in the morning..

It feels as if i have been plugged into a light socket and my...

Created By: Colina | 2006-11-17 12:30 | 37 Views | 2 Comments

I have been going through my many years of journaling, something I highly recommend everyone do, so as to be prepared for my epi appointment. This is ridiculous!
Feb 5 1996
Was at...

Created By: Bedge | 2006-11-14 23:19 | 30 Views | 0 Comments

Right, we'll I have decide my brain is playing games. Forever in a state of 'peek-a-booooo .. where are youuu?' One week everything is fine, then BANG (peek-a-book) it all hits me again.

I...

Created By: Keri Kennedy | 2006-11-13 12:25 | 26 Views | 1 Comment

I just realized I should have come here earlier to post this - but alas I forgot about this resource.

My daugther goes in tomorrow morning for another VEEG. We found out Friday they want...

Created By: quinones2b | 2006-11-10 20:51 | 59 Views | 2 Comments

I was diagnosted with epilepsy (because people actually saw me have the seizures) but test even week long test at good hospitals never revealed anything...

However, after a divorce, I have...

Created By: Chich | 2006-11-10 17:17 | 21 Views | 0 Comments

I started developing what looks like epilepsy five years ago, collapsing about 3-5 times a year. With apparently normal CT, EEG (sleep deprived), MRI scans and blood tests, I still haven't been...

Created By: mrich | 2006-11-09 00:16 | 61 Views | 7 Comments

Hi, My name is Mari(Mary) I am new to this forum. I just had my first appointment with my Neuro on Tues. Am scheduled for EEG on the 15th. Here is my story.

On Oct. 17 at around 6:00am,...

Created By: shelby2617 | 2006-11-07 17:19 | 31 Views | 1 Comment

On August 11th I woke up at 6 am with a bad pain in my lower back, I stood up and my lower back felt worse, the next thing I remember my boyfriend ask me what I was doing in the floor, he said I...

Created By: boudica | 2006-11-07 15:45 | 43 Views | 1 Comment

Hopefully, I will be getting a presurgical workup at UCLA in the next several months, but what if I don't have any seizures on the VEEG? Even if I have intracranial electrodes? Has anyone ever had...

Created By: gregg9130 | 2006-11-05 16:27 | 398 Views | 5 Comments

i'm going to mayo for a second opinion.recently i had a intercranial monitoring w/depth electrodes.no help.i've had mri,eeg,veeg(2)pet
i was going to get the neuropace but they couldn't...

Created By: jschenke | 2006-11-03 16:11 | 35 Views | 1 Comment

My 5-month-old son is seeing a pediatric neurologist next week, and his parents (us) are scared stiff.

The EEG test came back with a potential abnormality they called a "focal intermittent...

Created By: Donnamrk | 2006-10-31 23:42 | 813 Views | 33 Comments

Did you know that you can walk around for twenty five years with partial epilepsy that has not been treated and then be placed on an antidepressent and suffer psychosis. It happened to me and the...

Created By: vtec | 2006-10-27 17:50 | 208 Views | 6 Comments

Hi, I am very new on here. Bear with me if my post may be too long but I am really confused.

Recently, I have been diagnosed with Social and Panic attacks. The doctor and therapist...

Created By: dmh | 2006-10-27 16:50 | 337 Views | 7 Comments

I have a question for anyone familiar with this issue. My memory has been deteriorating more this year with all of the seizures I have been having and I was wondering if anyone knew what the...

Created By: Peaches78 | 2006-10-26 15:02 | 117 Views | 2 Comments

I am a little confused. From what I've been reading on here you are supposed to be off meds when you have an ambulatory EEG or a VEEG. When I had my first routine EEG done and a sleep deprived EEG...

Created By: Bedge | 2006-10-22 22:27 | 297 Views | 11 Comments

Hi!

For those out there who have simple partials, are you able to explain how you feel to me? I am trying to understand if I am having anxiety about complex partials, or if I am having...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2006-10-19 19:19 | 100 Views | 2 Comments

Mhillqt had posted recently about an MRI w/ "Epilepsy protocol". In my MRI, the protocol used was called a "flair sequence" to screen for Multiple Sclerosis lesions. I also had an earlier MRI w...

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