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Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: rcoletx | 2013-05-12 09:34 | 1971 Views | 14 Comments

Seeking help, advice and direction.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this post.

Just over 2 years ago our son, now 16, began having tonic-clonic seizures.  Like many, ...

Created By: Azari | 2013-04-17 10:30 | 415 Views | 1 Comment

Hey all.

(At this point in time, we had no idea where my seizures were occuring, and what was causing them.)

So, my last "big" seizure (as in full-blown tonic clonic) was in...

Created By: helpe2013 | 2013-04-15 05:12 | 997 Views | 8 Comments
Created By: TZs Mommy | 2013-04-10 15:42 | 421 Views | 3 Comments

Hi all,

I am new here, and this is my first post.  I am in the process of trying to figure out what is going on with my 9 year old daughter, and with abnormal EEG findings I  think she...

Created By: JCS | 2013-03-26 10:22 | 612 Views | 5 Comments

Hello, I am new to these forums and would really appreciate any insight you might have on this issue.  My son (now 7) started having seizures when he was 3 or 4.  The first seizures he had were...

Created By: Anonymous | 2013-02-11 17:47 | 705 Views | 8 Comments

This is my second time trying to post so out this is a repeat please excuse. I was recently diagnosed with seizures. I had some difficulties while driving. I got ill three days in a rowv...

Created By: Anonymous | 2013-02-11 16:37 | 166 Views | 0 Comments

In November I had three days where I had difficulties while driving. The first three days I became ill with headache and nausea. The next day I had the same with altered mental status and hit...

Created By: medusa | 2012-12-31 08:37 | 643 Views | 6 Comments

Hello, I'm new here - and I'm not even sure I should BE here either, but last night, my partner revealed something that shocked me.  I apparently lose awareness and do not respond to her for up...

Created By: airabella500 | 2012-12-28 16:19 | 223 Views | 0 Comments

What the heck is a brain spike?

Created By: ksmom24 | 2012-12-19 10:20 | 348 Views | 2 Comments

Our otherwise healthy, athletic & highly intelligent 9yo was tentatively diagnosed with Rolandic epilepsy yesterday. 

He has had 3 atonic seizures over the past 11 months, spaced...

Created By: gypsy2476 | 2012-12-02 21:13 | 157 Views | 0 Comments

I had an EEG 5 yrs ago when this all started for grand mal seizures, but since then, petit mals have started and I've become very sensitive to flashing lights, they've become a bigger issue (the...

Created By: time_otter | 2012-11-14 12:28 | 193 Views | 0 Comments

I've been having, what I like to call my dizzy spells, since I was around 14/15.
They're something I never get used to, and practically fear getting whenever I know they're going to happen....

Created By: ckrusec | 2012-11-02 02:07 | 287 Views | 2 Comments

Throughout my adolescence, a normal side-effect from a lack of sleep was an incredibly brief yet debilitating full body convulsion (1 to 2 seconds). One fateful morning this past May, I had the...

Created By: abneysharon | 2012-10-31 10:14 | 291 Views | 1 Comment

I have been diagnosed 3 years ago with Epilepsy. I have yet to find a Nuerologist who can listen to my symptoms, prescribe the correct tests, and medications. I have been to 4 nueros, 2...

Created By: Noa | 2012-10-20 02:40 | 481 Views | 4 Comments

Hi. I could really use some help, if anyone would be willing to comment. Long story short, I have a seizure history, although I don't know what kind they are/were, and I don't know what provokes...

Created By: brdietrich | 2012-09-21 19:16 | 3794 Views | 5 Comments

Hi. I had a grand mal seizure on 9/11/2012. My brain cancer is/was in my left frontal lobe which is responsible for speech as well as other functions. My seizures always start the same: stuck...

Created By: bttngl | 2012-09-16 21:40 | 308 Views | 1 Comment

Thank you for your time~

My 1st seizure was a short tonic w/long unconscious "rag-doll" post-ictyl when I was 18 mos old - exposed to measles - no outbreak of rash - high fever - and this...

Created By: Leah Wilson | 2012-08-02 13:02 | 652 Views | 5 Comments

I wish someone could help me identify and understand the episodes I have. I'm 26 years old, and for as long as I can remember I have been experiencing these...occurrences. I used to think they...

Created By: pewter | 2012-07-29 09:25 | 472 Views | 1 Comment

Background:

So, have been having simple Partial and Partial-Complex seizures (with loss of awareness/loss of consciousness) since 2008.  All earlier EEG tests (sleep deprived, standard,...

Created By: isylvan | 2012-07-24 20:23 | 562 Views | 0 Comments

I went in for my first EEG today. It was just the awake test with the flashing lights and hyperventilating. Lasted about 20 minutes. You keep your eyes closed the whole time, except in the...

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