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  • Posted By: nashville
  • March 11, 2007
  • 02:54 PM

My daughter is 19. She has problems with sensitivity mostly to sunlight. When she walks outside her eyes with ***k rapidly like they are trying to roll back in her head and her arms can start jerking as well. She has had two full blown seizures. She has had a CAT scan and an EEG which both show normal. She has seen two different eye doctors that say everything looks normal. She has had this for about four years. The seizures just started. Can anyone help?:confused:

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  • Is she taking any meds? Birth control?
    acuann 3,080 Replies Flag this Response
  • wrong forum - you really want to post this in a neurology section.anyway, assuming these are generalized tonic/clonic seizures (which you are implying, but you haven't given all the details) then a CT scan and EEG are insufficient. she would be best served by visiting a neurologist and giving a detailed history of triggers (and medication history as noted above). an ophthalmic evaluation to rule out optic disc edema would be useful and she likely needs to go the next step and have an MRI/MRA/MRV. generally, a lumbar puncture to rule out high CSF pressure or other abnormalities is necessary. finally, some centers will admit people to the hospital and monitor closely to see what happens to the EEG during an actual seizure.
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