Is this a seizure, please help.....

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Neurogurl
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   Posted 12/26/2006 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello....Does anyone know if you could have seizure activity all day long. What I understand is seizures are episodic. I had 2 abnormal eeg's but never a seizure. This is my story:
I have vision problems 24/7 nonstop. I see thousands of fast moving sparkles and sometimes colored dots. I get lightheaded and dizzy at times. I also have palinopsia (I see afterimages and I get trails of lights or objects. For example, if I move my hand against a dark background I see a ghostly image that trails right after.
Well anyways, this is my only symptoms. The vision problems are 24/7 but lightheaded and dizzy sometimes. The majority of neurologists say I have nonspecific abnormalities on my eeg and its not seizures. One neurologist said its seizures. They also mentioned that on a scale 1 to 3 my abnormality is a 1 maybe a 2.
I've never received a diagnosis yet. Can anyone relate? Or tell me, does this sound like seizures to you?????  

gia0315
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   Posted 12/26/2006 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
It kind of sounds like vertigo. I'm not sure if that would show up on an eeg as nonspecific abnormalities,but maybe you could look into vetigo and other siezure disorders.but to me from what you describe,maybe it's vertigo. I know that causes dizziness and vision problems. Have you had a cat scan to check for a tumor or other growth on your brain---not to scare you but those can be symptoms of a brain tumor as well. I wish you luck. Take care of yourself

gia0315
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   Posted 12/26/2006 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry it's me again.....not to be all in your personal buisness but what you have described is also symptoms of mal-nutrition from an eating disorder. I know this from personal experience. Anorexia can cause dizziness,and blurred vision,spots and fast moving sparkles, mal nutition in general can cause brain damage as well as ot6her symptoms like the ones you are having. certain diet drugs and even allergy medication can cause the same or similar symptoms.

exitthedialect
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   Posted 12/27/2006 1:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had seizure related problems but they can be controled if you and your Doc works together.
You probably need some test done 1st,to make sure there is nothing wrong with your brain and if there is something wrong and they fix it you will still have to take seizure medications more than likely.But yea I have a grand-mal ones about once a year,and you do get this evil like felling right before you go into the grand mals
But the worst thing about them are is you can be ok then all the sudden like bang,it happens hurts my spine too and you never know where your going to fall down at.All I can say is get to your Doctor let him know about your seizure and pray to god that your brain is ok and free on anykind of tumor,because most these seizure related things mean you got a brain tumur inside your skull pushing on the nerves

Neurogurl
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   Posted 12/27/2006 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys...thanks so much for the responses. To Gia0315, I have had a cat scan and brain mri. Both came out normal. I was thinking vertigo too! Also, I actually eat really well. I didn't know that about mal nutrition but I definately don't have an eating disorder. If anything, I need too eat less (not that im overweight) but I tend to eat the bad foods!
And to exitthedialect like i said, i have been checked for tumors and nothing. Normal brain mri. I've never had a grand mal and the vision problems last all day. Any other thoughts?

gia0315
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   Posted 12/29/2006 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad that your ct scan and mri are normal---my step father had the same symptoms for 8 years,he never had them checked one day he passed out at work was rushed to the hospital and found out that he had cancerous tumor the size of a grape fruit on his brain----we don't know how he lived 8 years with undetected brain cancer and he is alive and well 5 years later. Maybe it's vertigo....I am also glad that you aren't anorexic. I have no other htoughts on what it could be. I do hope you find the answer,keep us posted

Neurogurl
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   Posted 1/2/2007 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gia0315, that makes me kinda nervous about your step father. If I had an mri of the brain that was normal that means it ruled out brain tumor or cancer right? Im assuming your stepfather went 8 years without having a brain mri scan and thats why it took them a while to find it right?

pasara
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   Posted 2/3/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you ever heard of scotopic sensitivity syndrome? It is a vision disorder. though there are many ways this can manifest, here is a link to a site that shows some examples of what someone might see. the first sounds similar to what you describe.

http://www.hale.ndo.co.uk/scotopic/

pasara
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   Posted 2/3/2007 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Oops, I meant the second one. But check them all out. It is quite interesting.
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