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mini seizures

I have been having mini spells or seizures for over a year now.  Really scary! They start with a queasy feeling and head spinning with a feeling of doom, flushing of arms, legs and face, left hand and leg sometimes jerk or spasm, slow, difficulty with or unable to speak or move. They last about 10 to 60 seconds.  Doctors say it is anxiety but meds (Celexa) have not helped at all.  I also take Lisinopril.  Please, any advice would be welcome.  Had eeg, ct, mri, A1C, etc. all normal.  This is really scary cause it can happen at any time such as while I am driving, at work, shopping etc.  Am now afraid to be home alone which I never was before.  Thanks for any suggestions or advice.   Share this:Facebook
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I would recommend a Sleep-Deprived EEG vs EEG.

This sounds like seizure activity that is not being captured with a regular EEG.

If this comes back clean, then I would accept the possibility of this being anxiety and switch the Celexa for another medication.  

I really don't think you should be driving until you sort this out; not safe you and/or others.  
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Thankyou for your reply,  I did have a sleep deprived EEG and have been on seven or eight different meds for anxiety, none helped.  I have been seeing the Physician Assistant at my Primary Care office, I am thinking maybe I need to go to a more experienced practitioner.  Should I start at my primary care Physican or try to go directly to some type of specialist?  Which type of specialist would you reccommend?  Thanks in advance for any advice.  
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If you are having "mini-seizures" your driver's license has been revoked. Period.

Continuing to drive constitutes the felony of reckless endangerment in any state in the United States. You may not drive with such a condition without a physician's release. You must surrender your driving license.

Are you waiting for a day when you black out and maim two six years olds and turn a ten year old girl into a quadrapalegic?

After a year of seizure free activity and a physicians note you may regain priviliges.

I honestly don't know what is causing these seizures, but you are not on anti-seizure medications such as dilantin. I would suggest an evaluation at a teaching hospital.
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I think you should probably dump the PA (Physician Assistant) and consult an MD, either the PCP (Primary Care Physician) or an Epileptologist (specializes in Epilepsy).  If I were you, I would go straight to the Epileptologist.  

A normal EEG doesn't necessarily mean this is not Epilepsy.
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As Londres70 stated, a physician's assistant is operating above his pay grade in evaluating and treating "SEIZURES".
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