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Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: yannie44 | 2005-07-16 00:32 | 1520 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 | 100 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 | 236 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 | 232 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 | 207 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 | 103 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 | 131 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 | 91 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 | 195 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 | 112 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 | 1067 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 | 2249 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 | 437 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 | 95 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 | 90 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 | 234 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...

Created By: speechie | 2005-04-18 11:37 | 2085 Views | 10 Comments

Hi,I am a Speech Pathologist in Australia. I have recently assessed a 9yr old boy who has started stuttering in the past 6-9months. Should I be concerned about epilepsy? I would be interested to...

Created By: lucycaller | 2005-04-12 08:48 | 105 Views | 1 Comment

hi i was diagnosed with epilepsy 9 months ago and despite having a VEEG where i had 3 seizures they were all inconclusive (there was no change in brain activity) yet the doc has said that my...

Created By: kaaye | 2005-04-07 09:53 | 245 Views | 6 Comments

I have posted a few times in regards to my 4 yr old sons tonic clonic seizures as of late (we are still waiting for our neuro appt on the 28th but on Tegretol)....in those posts i mentioned that...

Created By: lisab | 2005-04-05 08:00 | 16818 Views | 99 Comments

Hi, my name is Lisa and this is my first time posting.  I am 39 years and a mother of two daughters.  About 18 months ago, I had two experiences of deja vu.  After the deju vu feeling passed, I...

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