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   Posted 3/4/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone--
After complaining to my neuro about (among other things) a strange "pre-sleep brain zap"...(that ONLY occurs right before sleep)--  he decided--for my 'peace of mind' give me a 24 hr EEG recording-!
I'm getting it put on today--(Thursday)----& I'm hoping...that I DO get a few of these..."zaps"....SO---at least I'll know....if they are in anyway...."epilepsy related"...or not!
My neuro feels pretty sure they are NOT "epilepsy"...or "seizure"...related..( I had a regular EEG.....which was perfectly normal)--but---I give my neuro credit----for giving this test....just to be sure and for my peace of mind!  (He feels...they are anxiety/stress related...& part of my myoclonus)
Questions:  to those who have had this recorder on----
1) -Is it uncomforatable in any way?
2) Even if I do NOT get any "brain zap"...feelings-----will it still pick up any "electrical abnormalities"?
Thanks--hoping to hear from some of you....& I'll be getting it put on soon--& let you know how I make out---Robert

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/18/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
hi Robert

not sure if you already had 24 hour EEG. your doctor is right to order EEG.
if you got epilepsy, yes EEG will pick any abnormalities up if not everything.

I have got a similar condition. EEG had shown what went on in my brain though it was only a brief EEG recording. I'm due to have an overnight recording in the near future due to other issues associated with epilepsy.

keep us updated! cheers :)

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   Posted 3/24/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Robert,

i recently been diagnoised with epilepsy, i had the 24hr heart monitor and i wasnt that bad..... im not sure if your would be the same monitor i had ( that raped around the hips) but when it all comes down to it , this test is extreamly important make sure you keep a daily diary ..... and make notes of dizziness and chest pains and anytimes u become short of breathe ..... and when u go back to the doctors to get it removed try showing him your personal diary..... well keep me updated and i hope it all goes well and they find the problem and the solution....:)

your friend Cherish_the1 ( Porscha )

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   Posted 4/15/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have had a 24 EEg monitor on. It isn't so bad.  They didn't find anything on mine, and they know I have had seizures for at least 40 years now. I recentlly(2 weeks ago) had temporal lobe surgery.

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   Posted 4/16/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   



I have had the 24 EEG test.  I don’t know if you’re going to have your wires taped or glued.  Mine were glued.  Both can be a little time consuming – the tape is much more comfortable.  It can be difficult to sleep with the wires attached to your head, but I didn’t experience any pain.


NOW:  My experience… when a doctor/neurologist can’t figure out what is causing your symptoms… it’s all in your head.  Keep looking, don’t stick with one neurologist!  I’m seen MANY.  I’ve had two 5-day EEG studies with video telemetry.  The last one showed that I have non-epileptic seizures.  Again, get a 2nd opinion…. Better yet a 3rd, 4th, 5th….. Keep going, if you have to!

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   Posted 4/16/2010 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   

EEG does NOT pick up all abnormalities – in my case… my doctor feels that my seizures take place deep inside my brain and the only way to get to the source of my problem is to surgically place electrodes in my brain.  We have opted not to do this – Instead, I had a 5-day inpatient EEG with video telemetry – even this did not show pick up abnormalities in my brain function – it only picks up surface activity, but it did show that I was having events that affected my body functions – so, I was diagnosed with non-epileptic- seizures.

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