I have had these episodes for years. Saw a neurologist who, despite negative tests, decided to treat me for a seizure disorder. He put me on depakoate. I didn't have any episodes while on it. However, some time after that, my odor overruled him when my egd showed celiac, and took me off it as I began to get better with my diet.
Since then I have had a few episodes, but I also have many other neurological symptoms that mimic ms. I have been tested for that and did not have it (or at least its not showing up yet).
Then I just a few days ago, got the lupus dx, so now I'm thinking it has to do with lupus neuritis?
The thing about the autoimmune disorders is that they all sort of overlap. They don't fit into neat little categories. It's hard to say which symptom is caused by which.
Also, if you have one AI, ur at an increased risk for another. I'm especially lucky to have celiac, because its reported that a celiac will have an average of 7 AIs in their lifetime!
Most of my symptoms (quirks) I've just learned to live with. That one, however, is really scary. Some things they tried to test me for were ms, seizures, stroke, diabetes, addisons, and carcinoids. Just happened to sort of stumble up on the celiac when trying to figure out why I was losing so much weight.
Wow, I'm rambling, but I hope something I said will give u something to go on. Oh! Also have ur electrolytes checked! Can cause real serious probs (another thing they checked), but is an easy fix...
Jessica, diagnosis: Celiac Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
MVP, Clinical Depression, Anxiety
Celexa, Atenolol, Prilosec, Prednisone, Meloxicam