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   Posted 10/18/2007 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know what the EEG techs do or are typing while they are administering our EEG tests? The most recent test I had she typed and clicked almost entire time and I don't remember that with the first one I had. The first one I had, the guy started to type here and there and then told me not to worry that he was just catching up on entering my info in the computer...? But this last one she went on for almost the entire length of the exam.

Just curious if anyone knows! I knew if I asked her she probably wouldn't tell me anyway and I don't get to see my doctor for another week!


30 years old, Diagnosed w/ Hypertension 2003, Depression 2006, Epilepsy 7/2007
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   Posted 10/18/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   

I think I know this one. My EEG tech was typing too. My doctor showed me my EEG results and I could see the comments she typed. "Patient twitching" "Patient moans" "Patient is cold and requests a blanket" "Patient expressed discomfort", etc. My doctor showed me the intense spikes when these things were typed.

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   Posted 10/18/2007 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I wouldn't worry about what they type.  It is probably "need to know" information.  When I went in a couple of times for the two hour sleep deprived EEG's, I never realized I went to sleep until the friend who took me told me I did.
If they schedule for the three to four day in-patient EEG where you are videoed and monitored 24-7, don't worry about that either.  In my opinion it is absolutely the best test you can have for epilepsy.  It doesn't hurt.
Take care!

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   Posted 10/19/2007 4:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I hae to say that this one has even stumped me! lol. What sugar has said sounds plausable and quite likely. But as Carla has said, its probably need to know information and I wouldnt worry about it. If it was anything significant, im sure the neuro would tell you. Its probably just a game of Solitare while they are waiting! tongue
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   Posted 10/19/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
When I had my EEG done 4 weeks ago the same thing happened to me and my results came back normal. There were no indications of seizure activity and I have been taken off of my seizure meds since the EEG results were read. I think they are typing in notes that relate to different time intervals and patient response.
I can appreicate your concern and I hated waiting ti get my results too.
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