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Topic: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Testing

Created By: Mschafe1 | 02/2018 | 0 Comments

Hello! I am a 21 year old female with a history of two smalls strokes years ago. In August I went into the ER with a migraine because my tongue went numb. The attending doctor ordered an EEG which...

Created By: premyadav | 02/2018 | 1 Comment

Hi,
I am 26 year old, It all started around 9 months back when i had seizurefor first time. I went to a neurologists, he performed EEG and MRI and told me that i have epilepsy then i started...

Created By: premyadav | 02/2018 | 0 Comments

Hi,
I am 26 year old, It all started around 9 months back when i had first seizure. I went to a neurologists, he performed EEG and MRI and told me that i have epilepsy then i started taking...

Created By: bobm | 02/2018 | 0 Comments

Most of us can't control our seizures, but don't let the seizures control you.
I was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 9 and still have seizures at age of 53.
Our...

Created By: Kfultz5 | 02/2018 | 3 Comments

My 3 year old daughter has had 3 unprovoked, partial seizures. She had an EEG that showed epileptiform discharges coming from the temporal lobe. She has been put on trileptal twice daily and...

Created By: Paddler123 | 02/2018 | 2 Comments

I’m confused and wondering if anyone has any insight or experience with this:

I had an eeg last week. EEG showed generalized seizure activity. Doc wants me to begin medication.

I’ve...

Created By: Lauren826 | 02/2018 | 2 Comments

My Dad was taken to the hospital yesterday because he had a seizure at home. This was his second seizure in 4 months. Last time he had one seizure and came too after. This time it is much worse....

Created By: qwertyas | 01/2018 | 0 Comments

I have had 2 ambulatory and video EEGs done and both were abnormal with focal dysfunction in the temporal lobe but no seizure activity. I have “illusions” (I don’t call them “hallucinations”...

Created By: Tysill | 01/2018 | 1 Comment

I am in no way new to epilepsy but this makes the second type of seizure that I have had. The first was one that plagued me as a child, I would wake up in the middle of the night to intense...

Created By: MamaJ | 01/2018 | 4 Comments

I am a 35 year woman with no other health concerns. Last July I was at a dental appointment and within moments of being injected with prilocain among other numbing agents I had my very first...

Created By: mamainpink | 01/2018 | 1 Comment

My daughter’s neurologist is out of town and we can’t get any feedback on her recent sleep deprived EEG. I don’t know enough about EEGs to know how concerned we should be and whether to push for a...

Created By: Erick C | 01/2018 | 1 Comment

I had a 7 Day EEG where I was taken off all meds and they couldn't get a seizure to happen. They said since no seizures happened mu seizures were psychiatric disorder called conversion...

Created By: Erinking1129 | 12/2017 | 2 Comments

As I’m reading more about epilepsy, I read research and case studies that say narcolepsy with cataplexy is often misdiagnosed as epilepsy. Does anyone have experience with this theory or input? I’...

Created By: henryfox00 | 12/2017 | 4 Comments

Since November this year I've had 8 partial seizures. I'm 17 and have to do my final exams to get into college in June, I'm planning to emigrate and the lack of progress on...

Created By: Erinking1129 | 12/2017 | 9 Comments

Hello,

I am 31 years old and just had my first seizure, ever, when my daughter (2nd child) was about 3-4 months old. I have no history of seizures. I'm working with a neurologist and a...

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Created By: emsee | 12/2017 | 2 Comments

I'm 19 and I had 1 confirmed seizure then 1 unwitnessed but suspected seizure. I believe they were both tonic clonic seizures as well.The first seizure was the day before I moved into college...

Created By: kburnett | 12/2017 | 0 Comments

I am looking for a doctor that specializes in Epilepsy in or around Baton Rouge, La. Thank you for any suggestions!

Created By: southernsweets12 | 12/2017 | 1 Comment

Does anyone ever have deja vu about the same thing over and over? I had an episode in October of 2017, in which I got sick from the deja vu. I had to pull my car over to puke and felt like my...

Created By: Justinexelizabeth | 11/2017 | 1 Comment

So, I’m very new here. Starting at the end of September I had episodes extremely early in the morning, while driving, where my vision would get “smeared,” my stomach would jump into my throat, I...

Created By: chloehelser | 11/2017 | 0 Comments

On 10/27/17, I walked into a room of strobe lights at a haunted house and almost instantly went into a tonic-clonic seizure. I could feel it coming on as my eyes began to flutter, and my neck...

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