Here I sit, hooked up to a 24 hour EEG, and trying not to obsess about what this diagnosis might mean for me in the future. I have had two 20 minute EEGs, with the first showing occasional sharp waves in the left temporal lobe, and the second showing both waves and spikes.
My story goes back at least 2 years--probably further--when I noticed a strange pattern of illness. I would awaken between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., have a funny shuddery feeling, feel a compulsion to go to the washroom (b.m.), rush there with the runs, and then often pass out, followed by vomiting and more runs, uncontrollable. The next day I would be wiped out, unable (or afraid) to eat much, and weak. This happened about monthly, and...