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Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: heidi | 2006-06-15 13:10 | 557 Views | 12 Comments

I've read some similar posts to this one, but humor me here; I just have to vent.

I've been bouncing back and forth between a general practitioner and a neurologist who can't seem to...

Created By: tstkdhap | 2006-06-13 14:23 | 453 Views | 3 Comments

I have a son that is now 15 years of age. At the age of 9 he started seizuring for no reason. The standard things were done, MRI, CT scan, etc, everything was normal. He had no injury, no high...

Created By: xxslmshdy1017xx | 2006-06-13 08:57 | 197 Views | 7 Comments

For the past 8 months, (I am 18 years old), I have been having these shaking attacks. You know, it's so hard to explain though. I begin to get very dizzy and I getthis weird.. almost vibrating...

Created By: ladybug | 2006-06-08 08:10 | 165 Views | 5 Comments

I know it sounds like I might be jumping ahead a bit. So bear with me. I've been going through the testing to see if I'm a candidate for surgery. So far, so good. Anyway, the epi's assistant was...

Created By: mks1022 | 2006-06-05 17:32 | 129 Views | 1 Comment

My EEG results read "no focal changes seen, but several bursts of high amplitude, generalized slowing is seen" Can anyone tell me what this means? Thanks!

Created By: fzMousie | 2006-05-29 13:37 | 116 Views | 4 Comments

I was supposed to have an EEG on Wednesday afternoon. Apparently there was a scheduling problem with the tech.

So.... no, they didn't reschedule it for further away. It was changed to...

Created By: Anonymous | 2006-05-28 10:11 | 160 Views | 3 Comments

Hi guys, well there is an awful lot on here about epilepsy, but like a lot of you i have been diagnosed with non epileptic attack disorder or nes or psudoseizures. I thought that it may be helpful...

Created By: txrhb1 | 2006-05-24 22:04 | 104 Views | 0 Comments

Anyone have any experience with having a VNS implant and having an endoscopy done? I had a tumor removed from my esophagus a few years ago, and I just got notice from my gastro doc that they have...

Created By: ImaCrazyMom | 2006-05-24 21:58 | 95 Views | 0 Comments

We just flew a thousand or so miles and paid $6500 for my little one to have an MEG, thinking the MEG would tell us for sure if his seizures were localized to the 'damage' site (he had...

Created By: sometimes I hate doctors | 2006-05-24 20:36 | 270 Views | 10 Comments

First thank you to anyone who may read this at all:

I am a 20 year old female, and I am in need of some guidance. This website is full of information, and I am not sure where to start...

Created By: joshua2006 | 2006-05-22 16:42 | 173 Views | 2 Comments

Does EEG show or rule out if the seizure injury related or due to other causes?

A generalized seizure seems to be unlikely from an injury because it involves the whole brain, while a non-...

Created By: texasholly | 2006-05-21 00:46 | 1584 Views | 9 Comments

Hi all I am new to this site and looking for some insight. My 15 year old daughter started having seizures ( back & neck rigid and full body shaking/jerking) on April 7th. After two trips to...

Created By: kellyslater | 2006-05-18 08:09 | 127 Views | 2 Comments

Hi

I am a bit new to this, so please bear with me. I have been having grand mal seizures since the age of 17 I am now 31 in total I have 8 seizures I know I am a very lucky person in deed...

Created By: Anonymous | 2006-05-17 18:55 | 68 Views | 0 Comments

Recently I was hospitalized for epilepsy testing. Partly because I had read a lot about epilepsy, I had some ideas about why might happen. On my third night in the hospital, the doctors (three of...

Created By: cowlypso | 2006-05-16 20:24 | 104 Views | 0 Comments

Hi... I'm new here.

I saw a neurologist for some random episodes. I've had some lost time, some visual hallucinations, and some periods of feeling strange. The neuro thought it sounded...

Created By: MikeNAmyS | 2006-05-15 16:13 | 84 Views | 0 Comments

I was wondering if it's commonplace for epileptics to have seizures while having the "standard hospital EEG"--you know, the strobe light, etc trying to make you have a seizure--especially if you...

Created By: stillasking | 2006-05-13 01:16 | 153 Views | 2 Comments

Hi,

Does anyone have any experience with a new dr getting access to a previous eeg strip, to have it reviewed by another neuro?

The reason would be to get an independent 2nd...

Created By: staciem | 2006-05-11 09:20 | 93 Views | 2 Comments

Well, its been a LONG time since I have posted. Today is my first neurology appt. My PCP gave me the green light on a referral. Hopefully we will get something figured out.

My test...

Created By: scaredmom | 2006-04-26 21:48 | 145 Views | 5 Comments

do you think that they should do a mri before deciding to put my 5 year old on meds.the risks of meds scared me that i said no to it.so do you think that they should really do other test besides...

Created By: gretchen1 | 2006-04-26 00:31 | 85 Views | 0 Comments

In my family the incidence of inheriting epilepsy is now termed by a new geneticist we have started seeing as "severe". To me it's alarming. I have a huge extended family, and a lot of...

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