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dusty1999
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   Posted 6/14/2014 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I have gotten a lot of help and advice from this site so here I am yet again, :( . I am now besides chrons/colitis they think I am having complex partial seizures, I was just diagnosed on Friday. What Is the course of treatment, I have to go next week for a 72 hour EEG, ehis is what happened.
I repeated my sentence, then I became confused. the left side of my face quit working, frontal headache.I was out of it from sunday to Tuesday. on Tuesday they told me it was not a stroke or blood clot but sent me home, I was still not well. Wednesday night I got real sick and woke up Thursday my speech was slurred my short term memory was awful. So hubby took me to another hosp, they admitted me and changed my diagnosis 3 times finally saying it was migraines, but my EEG showed slowing of my brain, and abnormal activity. I have improved in two weeks my speech is back but my indurance is awful, when I exert myself I get a headache, Since I have had 2 dr say they didn't want to exam me because there was nothing but migraines. I finally found one who would listen, she said its obvious that its on my EEG. so what can I do and how much longer will I feel bad.

JungRulz
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   Posted 6/14/2014 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Regardless if it's migraine or seizure, you'll get relief when a diagnosis is made and treatment begun. Migraines, from what I've read, and experienced, are usually vascular constriction (which can produce effects like you experience, and as I experienced in the form of ocular migraines) followed by vascular dilation. It is my understanding that the dilation may cause the actual pain of migraine. Medications used to treat painful migraines may not be compatible with treating your condition, since the treatment of painful migraines often involves vasoconstrictive substances and may worsen the migraine symptoms that you (and I) have.

Migraine prophylaxis is the prevention of the migraine from occurring, it would involve taking medication on a daily basis rather than taking medication when the migraine begins. The interesting thing is that some of the medications used to prevent migraines are used to treat seizures as well. Individual response to medication varies, so a few different drugs may need to be tried until the correct one is found. My neurologist said that sometimes only a fine line separates the diagnosis of migraines from seizures.

Here is an example of various drugs that may be used to prevent migraines.

www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0101/p72.html

Best of health to you.

dusty1999
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   Posted 6/14/2014 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
what do they do for a seizure and if it was a seizure when will it all be one its been almost three weeks
Diagnosed chrons and colitis 02/2012 Current med is pentasa, Vit D, Fish oil, Calcium, prilosic. Love life, make it as happy as you can :)

JungRulz
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   Posted 6/14/2014 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
There are a variety of Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs) that are used to control seizures, and some of these same drugs are used to control Migraines.

I wore a 24 hour EEG, you seem to be going to wear a 72 hour EEG. I was prescribed medication as soon as the results from my 24 hour EEG were looked at. If you show seizure activity, I'm sure they'll prescribe as soon as they know, if it's not seizures and believed to be migraines, there is no reason why they would not be able to prescribe as soon as they rule out seizures.

dusty1999
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   Posted 6/15/2014 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you I am so nervous, the last five mornings I have woke up to a rapid heart rate and exaustion
Diagnosed chrons and colitis 02/2012 Current med is pentasa, Vit D, Fish oil, Calcium, prilosic. Love life, make it as happy as you can :)
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