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Spicey
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   Posted 5/27/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Do they do EEG's at all to be part of the diagnosis process ? thnaks..

Gretchen1
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   Posted 5/27/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Not that I have ever heard.  The EEG is usually used for epilepsy.  A derivative of the EEG is the evoked potentials test.  This is used for MS.  It typically has three components.  Most neuros will request the visual, somatosensory, and auditory evoked potentials.
Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.


dynamik
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   Posted 5/28/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Spicey,
 
I'm not diagnosed yet but have been undergoing tests by Neurologist since last november as he feels I may have MS. I have had the usual tests, lumbar puncture, MRI brain and spine, evoked potential test, blood tests.
 
I have not long ago had an EEG which showed some slowing in the left side of the brain - not working as it should which the Doctor says is not epilepsy and says it may be the first signs of the lesions. Whatever it is may be the answer to why the right leg is going numb.
 
I don't know of course if this is a regular test or something that may just help sort things out. I have another MRI of brain and spine in a couple of weeks to see if anything shows. Just thought I'd let you know and maybe they just do the EEG to rule out other things???
It just seems almost impossible to get a clear answer sometimes from what I have read. I know of at least 2 people that doctors are still not confident in naming MS even though one of them has lesions. Very mysterious illness.
 
Good luck! 

Heather H.
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   Posted 5/31/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I had an EEG a couple of years ago at the request of my neuro. He told me that I had a slowing in the T2 waves. Then the MRI showed lesions shortly there after. I don't know why he wanted it done...he just did.

Heather
Love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe!
 
dx's:  Fibro, 8th cranial nerve inflamation, MS.
 
meds.:  none at this time
 
 

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