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Quack
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   Posted 2/17/2008 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi could I have you opinion on this, I'm a 54 yr woman, for the past few years I've had episodes...which the specialists say are not vertigo, my ears etc..I feel weird before they start... the room seems to move back and forth quite quickly, my eyes sometimes move back and forth, but not always, I lose my ability to stand or move.  I will lay down, or fall over, if I'm at a restaurant, I will hold on to something to keep me from falling, I can hear, and sometimes speak some words but it's very difficult .  I cannot keep my head straight up..it just falls, and I feel like I have no stregnth.  It sometimes, feels stronger?? worst then other times and last 10 min approx.sometimes longer.  I'm very tired afterwards, which can last for a few days. I've had a EEG, which said normal....I had these spells about 10 years ago and they stopped after a few months, now for the past two years...they are back...
 
Any suggestions??  the Dr just don't know, I've had quite a few test as well. High Sed Rate and Postivie ANA..thanks for any help
 
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 2/18/2008 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
The first thing that occurred to me was an ear problem but the doctors have ruled that out. When you say you have had loads of tests done, have you had an EEG / 24 hr EEG / VEEG ? If you are questioning epilepsy (Which is a fair question I think) you really need at least one of them.
 
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Quack
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   Posted 2/18/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi.. I have had an EEG at the Dr office, not a 24 hr one..not sure what a VEEG is..do they do that with the EEG?  And I never had an episode while I was having the EEG...I've had MRI, CTs the MRI showed a few lesions, some in the corpus collasum, and subcortical white matter...if I remember right..it was last year. Not MS...I had the muscle testing one that they stick little pins in your legs arms etc...they said that was fine...this was all a year ago and my symptoms have gotten worst since then.  My GP keeps saying I was in the hospital a year ago and had all these tests already..I'm not sure I should repeat any?  thanks again for any help.

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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 2/18/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Hiya,

A VEEG is a Video EEG. Its just like an EEG only they film it. It might be worth getting some of the tests repeated if the doctors are still none the wiser as to whats going on. When you talk about the lesions in the white matter and the Corpus Callosum (I can never spell that one!) are we talking about big lesions or small ones? I would be questionning whether these lesions in the white matter are below the motor cortex. (Upper Parietal Lobe... kinna central) Also, have they looked at the Cerrebellum (Another one I cant spell) for any trauma?

Darren

P.S I appologise for my chronic spelling! Its getting late here in the UK and its really bad that im a 3rd yr Psych student and cant spell basic brain parts!


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Quack
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   Posted 2/18/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
hi .. the results said Multiple supratentorial what matter T2 hyperintensities mostly in subcortical locations, but at least one small lesion is seen in the doby of the corpus callosum.  No infratentorial lesions are seen.  Non specific tiny T2 white matter hyperintense letions. no suspicious in appearance for MS.... that's all it says on the report...thanks

Quack
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   Posted 2/18/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   

SORRY.. I just read that...my spelling is backwards?  I think you could understand it though?  No doby...but body...thanks

and I used to type for a living..hehehe


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 2/19/2008 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Its ok, I have typing issues sometimes... the number of times I type Elipepsy is unbelieveable! lol

Nothing really jumps out at me from the report. If the lesions are supra rather than intra then that simply means that they are on the surface of the white matter. This one really has me confused... I think its gonna have to go to a specialist

Darren


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