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After brain surgery & 3+ yrs seizure free, hubby noticed nocturnal generalized seizures. Mri only surgical changes & eeg not abnormal, causes/ treatment options/ was this happening all along & just being noticed b/c now sleep together?

Possible. It could be because there is a partner to witness events as seizures often do occur during sleeping. Also, there are many delayed effects of surgery and a post-surgical seizure disorder can occur up to 5 years out of surgery. EEGs are usually normal. Please consider treatment and discuss with your neurologist. Read more...

If dr admisntrating an EEG does not know my son os taking phenobarbital for sleep could this cause a false positive for seizures?

No. An eeg of your son who takes phenobarb, but the doctor doesn't know it: this would not give a falsely positive test, but a possible false negative. As phenobarb is used to treat seizures, the eeg may look more "normal" than it actually would be were he off the medication, as it may block seizure activity that would show up normally. Tell the doctor, for goodness sake! Read more...
NO. Phenobarbitol should not cause any significant changes on the eeg. Read more...
No. Phenobarb will cause an artifact on EEG of excessive fast activity. It will not complicate reading through the artifact and will not cause a false positive for the tracing. Read more...

I had an EEG done and the results said that my brain shows signs of that with someone who has a tendency to have seizures. What does that mean?

Likely nonspecific. An EEG showing paroxysmal activity can be related to migraine, prior head or neck injury, or even family history of such tracings, besides true epilepsy. Therefore, if you have never had a seizure, this is of little significance. Would encourage full face to face discussion with your neurologist at this point. Read more...

Does an EEG show seizures or just the brain waves?

BOTH possible. A multi-channel eeg (electro-encephalo-gram) shows brain waves as they are happening. If someone 'just happened' to have a seizure while connected to the eeg machine then that would show up also (but that event is unlikely). Eeg's usually show other precursors to seizures (e.g. Spike/wave/slowing). Read more...
EEG. Eeg shows brain activity in wave form which helps to diagnose certain conditions such as seizures, metabolic encephalopathies, encephalitis etc. Read more...

Can visual disturbance and seizures caused from hyperinsulinism be seen on eeg?

EEG. You clearly need a lot of care and attention! If your body is making too much insulin the doctors (including surgeons) need to find the area of your pancreas producing too much insulin and schedule removal of that area. Your seizures may slow down but you will need careful follow up with a neurologist. Please keep me posted. Read more...

I just found that I have hypothyroidism what does it effect and could it be causing my seizures and does those seizures show up on eegs

Unlikely. Hypothyroidism affects many organ systems and can cause weight gain, fatigue, swelling, hair loss, constipation, heavy periods, muscle cramps, excessive sleepiness, but I have not heard of it causing seizures. However, if you have a seizure disorder, it could affect the metabolism of medications for seizures, changing the blood levels of these medications, and in that way affect seizure tendency. Read more...
Probably not. Hypothyroidism affects every organ and process in your body, so i can say it hasn't affected your seizures, but that's unlikely. It may affect your body's metabolism of your meds however. Luckily, proper replacement with brand name T4 can bring your thyroid level back to normal, and then it will be just like you never had a problem to begin with. Read more...

Could an EEG be normal and I still have small seizures? Would sleep paralysis show up if I had it weeks before EEG?

See below. A routine eeg can be normal and someone still can have seizures. Sleep paralysis won't show on an eeg. If you are having seizures, please consult your neurologist to help manage them. Also, if you are experiencing sleep paralysis often ; have excessive daytime sleepiness, it may be advisable to see a sleep medicine specialist to evaluate you (esp. For sleep apnea and narcolepsy). Hope that helps! Read more...