sleep study what tech said

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 11/5/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I went for a sleep study yesterday. I felt such pressure to sleep and finally find out what has been wrong with me for over 15 years. I guess I finally fell asleep after 2 hours and had my usual "fit". Tech came running in and asked if I was okay and put some electrodes back on that pulled out. NOrmally I will go right back to sleep at home after "fit" and have another one within minutes of falling asleep again. This would go on all night. But it took awhile to fall back to sleep again after about 1/2 hour of getting electrodes right. Had I think 3 more events and tech said he has it on film. Been looking up about seizures and know that there is something about spikes in different parts of your brain that causing different types of epilepsy. He said when I had my event the whole brain spiked not just one part . Just wondering what this would mean. Just wondering if any other sleep disorder would spike anywhere. I did not have any apnea he said. Also he was very young and I'm wondering if he would be reading the results also to determine what I have. He said the next shift after him would be looking at it then it will go to my neuro. Who exactly besides my neuro interrprets results. Thank you for any info while I anxiously await for my neuro to call.

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 11/6/2008 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Trishy cool

I felt that I had to comment on this subject.

I have recently been dx'd with Chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnia.
After my sleep disorders test the Dr. showed me the EEG from one night, I would stop breathing up to 50 times/hour and had 3 seizures and that I was waking up "post ictal" (moody and spaced out)
I have recently purchased a CPAP machine which provides constant air pressure and have noticed a vast improvement.
No more snoring (the whole family sleeps better now), more energy when I wake up, better REM sleep, improved memory (less short term memory loss), and most of all ~ NO MORE NIGHT SEIZURES.
Now maybe my Neurologist can reduce my meds.
I'm surprised that finally after 28 years I finally get an answer.
All this came about as a result of my wife's complaint to her Dr. about my snoring.


Diagnosed with Epilepsy & Ulcerative Colitis.
Current Medications: Diantin 275mg, Pheonobarb 150mg, Asocol 3,000 mg.

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