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Did anyone ever have seizure during EEG?

If so what happened and how did effect treatment, life, etc?

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I don't imagine you'd ask unless this just happened for you. If so, it's good information. Very often, an EEG will not capture a seizure as unless one occurs during the test, it just won't show up. And, an EEG cannot detect a seizure deep in the brain - or from inner ear triggers.

First, if one did occur during your EEG, did they pinpoint the part of the brain where it originated? If so, they can then do an imaging test to be sure it's not an obstruction that would be causing it.

Mostly, it's can be sort of like an overloaded circuit, just too much brain activity.

I had some very pronounced seizure activity during one EEG but the neurologist didn't believe it as it was off the charts and triggered by just a slight sound. They said it was "artifact" - of no consequence. It was also so disruptive that the equipment actually failed to pinpoint it (my head moved around too much).

After that, I had seizures during a couple QEEG tests (brain mapping) that then showed much more specifically where in the brain I was having the most trouble. I had two different QEEGs, each by a different doctor: one an audiologist; one a Ph.D. MDs generally discount the QEEGs but I find them much more relevant.

Seizures are not all that uncommon with lyme, especially seizures from startles.

Seizures can be from toxins from infections, molds, medication reactions, or even from low magnesium, etc. There are many causes and the cause needs to be figured out so the treatment can do the best to address the cause.

Inner ear problems can also trigger seizures. Inner ear stuff is also very common with lyme. My inner ear triggers all the seizures that come my way. For that reason (and perhaps from my having a liver condition), none of the seizure drugs worked but made them worse and increased vertigo and muscle weakness. Most seizure drugs are very hard on the liver and some are ototoxic (for the ears).

Magnesium, Fish oil, Gotu Kola and Andrographis have been my best anti-seizure helpers by far. A gluten-free diet, too.

Be sure to tell your LLMD. Certain Rx may work for you as it does for others - to stabilize. But the LLMD would know to consider the underlying reason and work to correct it, maybe along with some sedation but not just leaving you to that alone.

Good luck.


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I didn't have one during my test, but Neurologist said some seizure activity did show up? I have been

suffering from partial seizures for years, before lyme...I think!!


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