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Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: vanillabean | 2005-07-27 13:48 | 1759 Views | 8 Comments

Hi, I will do a sleep deprived EEG friday, I never did this. I don't know what to do thursday. Can we eat in the night before? I know we can't take caffeine, but can we take cafeine-free diet coke...

Created By: vanillabean | 2005-07-26 17:06 | 101 Views | 6 Comments

Hi,  If someone wants to chat. I am very stressed about possibility of tle and sd eeg soon... thanks Van xx

Created By: vanillabean | 2005-07-24 10:48 | 528 Views | 19 Comments

Hi, I am 30, and suffer from depersonalization and derealization since mt cesarean, 2 years ago. I have memory and orientation problems, as well as depression. I see a psychiatrist and a...

Created By: theresab72 | 2005-07-19 09:32 | 99 Views | 6 Comments

Hi everyone,It's been a while since I was here, but have continued to read some of the posts out of curiousity.  Back in June of 04, I started having these seizure-like episodes, but my EEG's and...

Created By: yannie44 | 2005-07-16 00:32 | 962 Views | 23 Comments

I have been re-reading notes I made about my son in 2003 (hoped I wouldn't need them anymore but symptoms are back again) and hoped anyone who has myoclonic jerks could tell me if these episodes...

Created By: jacquimakk | 2005-07-15 20:11 | 66 Views | 1 Comment

In the last two and a half years i have had about 7-8 seizures.  never before did i have them and not until recently did a doctor even know what was happening to me.  the first 4 episodes were...

Created By: maive | 2005-07-15 19:52 | 122 Views | 16 Comments

I have been told that next week I will be checked in to Shands Jacksonville for 2or3 days for some kind of video and scan monitoring while I sleep? I have a lot of seizures at night and they want...

Created By: Anonymous | 2005-07-09 15:21 | 135 Views | 11 Comments

I'm curious about my latest EEG (performed last Wed.). My neuro said that it showed post-ictal activity in my left posterior temporal lobe. What's curious is that the post-ictal activity has...

Created By: elsea | 2005-07-07 00:50 | 98 Views | 4 Comments

What was it like? Were they able to do some definitive diagnosing afterward? How do they keep you awake anyway - Do you stay awake at home and then go in? THank-you for your response!!!Elsea3...

Created By: phantomspandora | 2005-06-23 21:40 | 56 Views | 2 Comments

Hello, my name is Alexis, and I'm 23 years of age. I found this site because a few weeks ago I started having petit mals. I am waiting to be diagnosed with E. Back in march I went to the ER...

Created By: avidrunner22 | 2005-05-28 15:55 | 78 Views | 4 Comments

i contacted the Minnesota Epilepsy Group and discussed all my of my symptoms and all, and my "history" and all that kind of stuff and they want me to do another video EEG ASAP because my symptoms...

Created By: jfer217 | 2005-05-28 12:14 | 54 Views | 2 Comments

Im 30 and had my first seizure April 1 ...it happened at around 4 am and my husband said it lasted about 15 minutes. I sat in the hospital for almost 3 days while they ran every test and they all...

Created By: lisab | 2005-05-25 11:53 | 109 Views | 9 Comments

Good Morning,  I have been having deja vu sensations about twice a year since 2003.  In 2003 I had a MRI which was clear and decided not to see a neurologist.  In March of this year, I had two...

Created By: sunshine79 | 2005-05-21 09:04 | 63 Views | 2 Comments

First of all, let me say I am so glad to find you all.  It's nice to know you're not alone.  Since I am the only one in my family with epilepsy, I was beginning to feel like my own little island!I...

Created By: jessica25 | 2005-05-10 18:39 | 613 Views | 32 Comments

Hi Everyone,I know this is a touchy subject but I need more info on it if anyone has experience of this. The docs have told me they think my 'episodes' are non-epileptic because I had one on EEg...

Created By: bandcher | 2005-05-10 06:34 | 1272 Views | 8 Comments

Hi, I was at the doctors in Feb. for an EEG , and as usual they had me hooked up to a heart monitor.  They had the monitor set for 60 beats.  I am a 23 yr. old female, and they would say to me...

Created By: classy1g | 2005-05-09 09:41 | 248 Views | 14 Comments

What exactly would a layman look for in a MRI report, to be conducive to epilepsy? I got my report, and my gaaawd...the language should be rated! Any help would be greatly appreciated!Keep safe......

Created By: avidrunner22 | 2005-05-08 06:36 | 59 Views | 1 Comment

all of you people have had all these different tests...all my doc has ordered was a couple of EEG's and a few blood tests to check my electrolytes since i had hyponatremia in july. I have an...

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Created By: chips | 2005-04-27 09:24 | 49 Views | 2 Comments

Can a EEG and MRI show if you have seizures,I was told they may come back normal,is this so

Created By: lucycaller | 2005-04-25 16:18 | 137 Views | 13 Comments

hi i was diagnosed with epilepsy 9months ago. i recently went for an VEEG however even though i had three seizures none of them registered on the EEG, i didnt thing this was possible. my doctor...

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