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Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: Sugaahshock | 2007-02-04 21:26 | 130 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 | 43 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 | 369 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 | 707 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 | 174 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 | 99 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 | 1158 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 | 60 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 | 88 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 | 101 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....

Created By: Christina41586 | 2007-01-01 16:20 | 49 Views | 0 Comments

So on Saturday I woke up feeling like utter crap. I'd been having trouble sleeping, and when my husband came home from work, I tried to sleep a bit more, but just couldn't. (PMS can make me really...

Created By: Christina41586 | 2006-12-26 19:40 | 272 Views | 5 Comments

Short and to the point:

I was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, something that took me by complete surprise on account of the fact that I'm twenty. Still, I took the...

Created By: Bedge | 2006-12-26 06:51 | 335 Views | 10 Comments

Hi Guys,

I'm back. Have been a bit quite latley. Not sure if I belong here any more.

Well, I had my 5 hour VEEG and then a 5 day amulatory EEG. Results came back normal. So I am...

Created By: mcdonaja | 2006-12-23 07:53 | 57 Views | 0 Comments

Here is our story/frustration at having our son properly diagnosed.

Winter of 2000 - Child male age 5 - No seizure history. Healthy Happy. Oldest of 4 children. No family history on either...

Created By: brianeksteen | 2006-12-17 15:05 | 61 Views | 1 Comment

My boy Zian is now 8.5months old and still has 30-40 seizures a day. He started with seizures the day after his 3-in-one immunisation at 3.5 months. He first stare and then his arms flings out (...

Created By: deallover | 2006-12-16 00:14 | 2653 Views | 13 Comments

Hi all,

I am new here.

My cousin's son is 6 years old and he is in the Children's hospital of Philadelphia.
He had fever (103), stomach ache and head ache for 3 days and then...

Created By: justpounds | 2006-12-13 07:58 | 137 Views | 7 Comments

Hi There

I've recently been diagnose with simple partials and feel okay about it all, its affected my job and stuff but I figure there could be a lot more wrong with me and I'm fairly lucky...

Created By: mamasita77 | 2006-12-10 12:33 | 111 Views | 2 Comments

Hello,
My daughter now 9 months old was misdiagnosed with complex partial epilepsy at 6 months old. In my heart, I believe it was absence seizures, just by the way she would stare off for a...

Created By: mama bear | 2006-12-07 07:47 | 50 Views | 0 Comments

Hi Everyone,

My 2 1/2 year old is scheduled to get a Lumbar Puncture soon, and I am still looking to hear from people who have had one. I would like to hear from people who got results...

Created By: kailinkatiebear | 2006-12-06 22:18 | 47 Views | 0 Comments

Hello, I am very new to this and I am VERY SCARED! Back in July'06 my 4 year old had a seizure she had been sick (found out in the ER she pneumonia) but did not have a fever after a night in the...

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