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sleep deprivation eeg

hi every one can any one tell me what a sleep deprivation eeg is and what it entails? i know i should of asked more questions when i saw my neuro but it was one of those moments when everything goes woozy cheers bevsx

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I had a sleep deprivation EEG and have another 1 tomorrow. Basically the idea is that if your body is tired or fatigued that you are more likely to have a seizure. So, they ask you to sleep less or not at all and see what happens. In my case I can only sleep 3-4 hours tonight and have and EEG at 11am tomorrow. Last time they were able to pick up several small seizures in a certain area of the brain. I guess the EEG is basically to help the doctor decide what meds you should be on based on where the seizures are coming from and your symptoms. Are you having an EEG? If so, good luck to you.

Clip

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thanks everyone for explaining what a sleep deprivation eeg is i due to have one staying awake god thats going to be hard!! bevsxxx

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I am having a sleep deprived EEG Friday morning. Everyone wish me luck. Not that I want to have a seizure. But I want wants bothering me to be pen pointed. I had small one today while I was taking a nap. Maybe I will Friday as well.

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My son's having the sleep deprived eeg tomorrow, I am so nervous about him being sleep deprived so I do wish you luck! I'm going to the doctors early in case he has a seizure, at least we'll be there. I'll let you kow how it goes.
Lilian, Mom to Travis

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My son's having the sleep deprived eeg tomorrow, I am so nervous about him being sleep deprived so I do wish you luck! I'm going to the doctors early in case he has a seizure, at least we'll be there. I'll let you kow how it goes.
Lilian, Mom to Travis

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Hi Lilian:

Good luck with the EEG tomorrow. I will say a prayer for you and your son. MY 8 year old had a sleep deprived EEG on 12/29, and keeping him awake ALL night was very hard. We played rounds of Monopoly, watched movies, and when things got real ugly (around 3:30 am) my husband, son and I headed for the nearest Dennys for an early, early breakfast. Then we went to our local 24 hour grocery stoer and walked around there for a bit. We bought some Hagen Daz ice cream, brought it home and it sure helped to keep us awake the rest of the morning LOL! Just a few ideas...I know it will probably be different with your teen, but hang in there! Please do let us know how it goes...I too was afraid of another seizure, but he didn't have one :>) I'm not sure what's better, to go through the scary experience or to find out where these suckers are coming from!

God bless,

Maureen

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Maybe I missed a post, but wanted to check and see how your son's EEG went? Hope all is well.
((( hugs ))),
Barbie

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Hi bevs. It's Ok, I'm sure

Hi bevs.

It's Ok, I'm sure we all have had those moments (some of us more than others.) when seeing the neuro. Med changes are usually the time that happens, and I know you are having misgivings over your med change. Clip's explanation of why a sleep eeg is done covers the bases, in answering the question you asked. The electroencephalogram (EEG) is a non-invasive procedure that provides information about the health and function of the brain. Sleep and sleep deprivation are often used in EEG testing to look for seizure activity. This link gives a clearer picture. It can fill you in on what you need to know, and what to do before you go for the test. I'm sure you know all this, but it might help to be reminded?

Patient Preparation

The patient should not consume coffee, tea or soft drinks with caffeine for 24 hours before the test.

The patient needs to eat regular meals.

The patient needs to continue taking prescribed medication regularly, unless otherwise instructed by their personal physician.

The patient should have clean hair, free from hairsprays, oils and other such dressings.

The patient must stay up all night the evening before the test to ensure adequate sleep deprivation.

It is mandatory that the patient have someone available to drive them to and from the appointment.

http://www.virginiamason.org/dbNeurophysiology/sec1820.htm

If it's not been mentioned already ( I think it has, and more than once.) a reminder that a clear EEG doesn't mean you don't have seizures. Just means the need for more testing.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&lis...

Good luck with the testing, the med change, and hang in there.

Cat.

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