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Wed, 03/04/2020 - 13:09
Hi All, I am 30 years old and have recently had a seizure for the first time. I was about 20 weeks pregnant at the time and it occurred in my sleep. I felt absolutely horrendous and exhausted for a good month after, however sort of back to normal now! I have had an MRI which came back normal, however my EEG results said the following - “EEG was not entirely normal with wave forms of a sharpened outline occurring independently in the temporal regions of both hemispheres with a left sided emphasis, such findings would reinforce a clinical diagnosis”. I am yet to see a Neurologist as the waiting list is very lengthy in the area I am in and have no idea what the above might mean. Does anyone have any idea what this might mean?? Does it simply mean that there is evidence of seizure activity? I’m guessing it’s nothing too serious as there is no rush to get me to see the Neurologist. So far I have been told they think it is just linked to pregnancy hormones. Thanks


We are not able to interpret

Submitted by Patriotrehab on Wed, 2020-03-04 - 22:05
We are not able to interpret your EEG for you here. It’s typical for the waiting list to be long for a neurologist, but I’ve learned as a patient with epilepsy that it helps to be your own advocate. Sometimes the neurologists haven’t looked at the medical records and seen that a patient may be more “high risk” and that message needs to be delivered through the patient. My epilepsy actually started with what were just three pregnancy related seizures because my initial pre-eclampsia was left untreated by doctors. So, my advice is to call the neurologist’s office that you’ve been referred to and advise them that you are pregnant including how far along you are and that you want to be sure that the doctor is aware of your referral and the fact that you’ve had a seizure and an abnormal EEG so that if s/he believes it is necessary for you to get in more quickly then s/he can open up his calendar or refer you to another specialist that can get you in sooner if they believe you need to be seen quickly.

Hi, Thank you for posting,we

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2020-03-05 - 10:20
Hi, Thank you for posting,we understand this must have been very scary and upsetting for you to experience. Gianna offered some wonderful advice and suggestions in her comment. As she stated, we are not able to interrupt the results of your EEG so it’s best that you follow-up with your doctor that order the EEG for further explanation of your results. To learn more about diagnostic testing, please visit: You may also want to call your neurologist’ office to discuss this to see if they have any recommendations or suggestions while you wait for your appointment or see if they’re able to get you in earlier. Additionally, you may also contact our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline, [email protected], 1-800-332-1000,where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, provide assistance with referrals, and offer hope, support and guidance. Documenting how your feeling and if you experience any additional seizures, will be very helpful to review with your neurologist,who will help determine what individual treatment plan is best for you.Tracking and documenting your episodes may also be helpful in detecting any patterns and identifying potential triggers.

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