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Umm...epilepsy? tumor? or some other disease?

Posted In: Nerve conditions 5 Replies
  • Posted By: inquiring
  • October 28, 2006
  • 03:38 AM

:confused: I have just a few questions... ok, maybe a little more than a few, but I will try to keep this short. i am in my early twenties & have had some symptoms for quite a while. I have had black outs (some I could withstand, others I would find myself on the floor) for as long as I can remember. I have also always had headaches, yet as I get older it just seems like extremely sharp pains shooting through certain areas in my head. I seem to be extremely forgetful (for instance... forgetting that a ditch is called a ditch). At times I just drop things. I hear buzzing in my ears at random times. My fingertips & toes seem to go slightly numb. I started having fainting spells about a year ago, but I would never stay out too long. I am always nautsia (ok, I don't know how to spell that..lol) and I seem to always be exhausted. I had my first seisure a few days ago & then my left arm & leg went paralyzed for about...well, I am not sure how long, but I can move them now ;)
I have had an EEG & it said there were slight abnormalties, but a CT scan came out normal. Does anybody have any clue what might be going on?

well, I had to go in for another EEG today! I hate the way I feel after one of those! Anyway, I have to get an MRI on the 8th... 7 days & counting. I am a little nervous because I am... well... I have this problem with tiny spaces ;)!
Ummm.... the doctor has now put me on "epilepsy" meds for "seizure activity" & said it would be safer... even though there are side effects... until he can figure out what is wrong w/ me. I told him all my symptoms, including hallucinations, and he thought all the other doctors I saw were crazy for not trying to see what was really wrong! He said I should have went to a neurologist a long time ago... I explained that I would have if I had insurance then! :eek:

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