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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hello All. I'm currently hooked up to a 3 day at home video EEG checking for SPS. I was talking to someone though about migraines and was wondering if my symptoms were leaning more towards those. I don't really get the dejavu thing everyones been talking about except sometimes when I wake up from a dream I feel like I've had the same dream many times before. I zone out but don't think I lose memory or consciousness of it. I have a lot of dizzy spells, have had the burnt metal smell that no one else around me seems to smell, i get perspective illusions when I'm stressed out mainly, where peoples heads look like they're shrinking and are far away...but recently I've had the crawling ants feeling across my scalp and then get a rocking back and forth sensation, blurred vision on one eye, and well I guess I do rock slightly but it's not something I'm purposely doing...and shortly after a massive headache follows. So, even though I will know in a couple weeks the results of this EEG test I'm currently hooked up to, I just wanted to see if anyone else had any input on this...could it be migraines? Anyone else had this rocking sensation before?
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Unread 01-09-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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Hi lilchrissy,

Welcome to the forum! What you are describing sounds a lot like aura (simple partial) sz. Years ago I started out by having migraine headaches and that in turn led to sz. for me. If I may ask do the sz. happen only when you wake up or go to sleep because if that's the only time this happens you may be having myoclonic sz. which happen at this time only.
My advice to you after the e.e.g. is done is to see an Epileptologist at an Epilepsy Center. You might want to start taking vitamin B12 1000 mcg. once a day this has greatly reduced my sz. Also cut back on the carbs and starch foods. Stress and lack of sleep are the 2 main things that can trigger sz. for a person. I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!

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Unread 01-09-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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Hi lilchrissy,

Welcome to the forum! What you are describing sounds a lot like aura (simple partial) sz. Years ago I started out by having migraine headaches and that in turn led to sz. for me. If I may ask do the sz. happen only when you wake up or go to sleep because if that's the only time this happens you may be having myoclonic sz. which happen at this time only.
My advice to you after the e.e.g. is done is to see an Epileptologist at an Epilepsy Center. You might want to start taking vitamin B12 1000 mcg. once a day this has greatly reduced my sz. Also cut back on the carbs and starch foods. Stress and lack of sleep are the 2 main things that can trigger sz. for a person. I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!

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Thank you for your response Sue.

I don't have them only waking up or going to sleep though, it's actually completely random and I haven't figured out a pattern or anything when they do happen. So I'm seeing a neurologist now, so I should see someone specifically for epilepsy you mean?>
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Unread 01-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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Hi lilchrissy,

You can see a neurologist to find out if you are having sz. but later on you might want to see an Epileptologist, this type of Dr. specializes in epilepsy and has more education in the field of epilepsy and can help people with epilepsy much better than any neurologist I've ever seen in the past 40 yrs. that I've had epilepsy.
To find a pattern in your sz. get a calendar and write down what time you have a sz. along with a discription of the sz. Also be sure to take note if you are sick, or there's a low pressure in the weather, or if your hormones are changing (ex. monthly cycle) it's some of these things that can trigger sz. for a person. By keeping track of the sz. like this your Dr. may be able to see a pattern in your sz. I always have 1 week each month where I will have a bunch of sz. and then the rest of the month I'm doing pretty good.
Things that can cause epilepsy are the following:
head injury, trauma, difficulty at birth, lack of oxygen, drug or alcohol abuse, genetics or post tramatic stress.
I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!

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Unread 01-09-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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Sue,

Ok will do. Thank you for the advice. The neurologist believes I have scar tissue on left brain from a head injury I've had like 15 years ago where my skull, eye, and nose were fractured. I will update once I find out my results. Thanks again and God Bless!
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Hi lilchrissy,

I also have scar tissue on the right temporal lobe but I never had a sz. until I was 10 yrs. old as time went on I had more and more sz. that my Dr. couldn't control with any sz. meds (AED's) and this in turn caused more brain damage to the frontal lobe and left temporal lobe.
I hope and pray that your sz. will be under control with AED's and then you won't have to worry about anything. Try taking vitamin C and Zinc or magnesium once a day this helps reduce sz. for some people.
I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!

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Unread 01-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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Well I received my results and they said everything looked normal, so I guess it's not seizures. They want an MRI done but I can't afford that especially with no abnormalities in the EEG. Thanks for all the help though.
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There are times with others when nothing completely shows on a EGG. This did happen with me, but after they did the MRI, they came up with a solution to my problem. You may want to reconsider having one done. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 02:31 PM   #9
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lilchrissy ........... I had EEGs of all sorts (over and over and over, including the one worn at home for 3 days) from 1990 until 2005 when a MRI which showed a tumor which had been causing the dreadful seizures and migraines........10 years!!
I hope and pray you can find a way to have the MRI.
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Hi lilchrissy,

I'm sorry that the e.e.g. didn't show any results for you as others have said you should try and get an MRI done or a CT scan. If you need help do to finances you can call the local epilepsy foundation in your area or if you live in the U.S. call the Epilepsy Foundation of America at 1800-332-1000 and they can help you out so you can have any needed testing done. I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!

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