EEG results. Hoping someone could help explain them
I'm waiting for an appointment to see a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy. The one I have now just gave me the results and said, "yeah, looks like you're having seizures," and put me on Lamictal. I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on the results, especially the impression, and maybe tell me what sort of epilepsy it could be.
DESCRIPTION OF RECORD: In most alert stage, 10-Hz alpha activity was noticed over both posterior head regions, which looked symmetrical bilaterally. When patient became drowsy, diffuse slowing was noticed. One minute post hyperventilation, an intermittent feeling of drowsiness, and there were intermittent right central and bilateral occipital phase reversal noticed. Definite stage II sleep was not recorded. With photic stimulation, there is fairly frequent spike wave activity noticed. The majority of them are between the photic stimulation and those episodes also happen quite frequently right after the photic stimulation. There are no corresponding clinical events noticed. EEG showed a regular rate and photic stimulation induced mild symmetrical driving.
IMPRESSION: This is an abnormal EEG in wakefulness and drowsiness due to frequent generalized spike wave activities and intermittent right central and bilateral sharp focus.
CLINICAL CORRELATION: Patient's background activity is normal for her age. Currently EEG finding in the correct clinical setting may be seen in people with both generalized and partial onset epilepsy.
Background: I'm a 19yr old female. I have an extremely strong family history of epilepsy. I was twitching a lot, most noticeably in my sleep and around any sort of flashing light. I have these short moments immediately preceding or following a generalized body jerk where I sort of lose everything for a split second. It always reminded me of when a CD skips very briefly, because I'm always fine seconds later.
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