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Has Anyone Had Surgery For Cortical Dysplasia ? And What Were Your Results ?

Has Anyone Had Surgery For Cortical Dysplasia ? And What Were Your Results ?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Eric Fuentes,
Look up on Google and type focal cortical dysplasia. Your answer is right there!

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago

Does Anybody Regret Having Their Surgery?

Does Anybody Regret Having Their Surgery?

I'm considering having an operation to remove a temporal lobe lesion. I'm told there's a risk that it could handicap speech or language, and it doesn't always remove all seizures (if any at all). Did surgery cause you any kind of problem that makes you regret surgery?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No I have not regretted having mine. It's been almost two and a half years since my last one. From my experience, it hurts quite a bit for the first couple of days. It also depends to on what… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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What Is Brain Surgery Recovery Like?

What Is Brain Surgery Recovery Like?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had almost the exact same surgery about 15 years ago, boy how much they've updated/advanced in that time. I'm glad you've come out ok. It looks like they have figured out a way to not use staples. I… read more

posted 29 days ago
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Seizure Apps

Seizure Apps

I’m looking for a seizure app that works with the Apple Watch to help monitor my son’s seizures and alert me when he is having one or if there is a camera that is affordable that can monitor his seizures at night and alert me when he is having one. Any suggestions?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

So there is the Embrace2. It has an app that does with it. I had one and it kept giving false warnings. I didn't use it for long
When I had one it didn't require a prescription but now it does. It is… read more

posted 5 months ago

Does Anyone Else Experience Tinnitus?

Does Anyone Else Experience Tinnitus?

For the past few months, I have experienced a case of tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Although it is not actually a ringing. More like the static you hear when your television goes out. Sometimes it interferes with my hearing or listening. At night it drives me crazy.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I get Tinnitus after being in very loud rooms, tv volume is up too high and ect. But after awhile it start quieting down.

posted 12 days ago

Has Anyone Felt Post-seizurish But Been Aware Of Having A Seizure?

Has Anyone Felt Post-seizurish But Been Aware Of Having A Seizure?

It was actually a few weeks ago. I didn't know it was a seizure till I talked to my neurologist. I felt that dizzy, out of it feeling like I feel after having a seizure but was able to continue with what I was doing. No visible seizure to anyone around me. I wasn't around anyone when the feeling first started but was afterward. And no feeling of my body moving or anything like I have in seizures.

It was just a sudden feeling of being dizzy and feeling like I had a seizure.

Has anyone… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

In reflection,after the doctor told me I had epilepsy, I remembered some of the 'feelings',I had before the first tonic clonic.seizure. The out of body, the deja vu feeling with total fatigue… read more

posted 5 months ago

New Diagnosis And Med

New Diagnosis And Med

Hi all. I'm new to this and have a question :)
I have been diagnosed with focal aware seizures (partial focal seizures) just this last week but have had symptoms for over 15 years. My symptoms are very predictable and have always followed the same pattern. Pressure sensation in head (1 spot left side) lasting 2-10 seconds. Then immediately after wave of "numbnes/ loss of sensation" down my right side lasting 30 sec - 1 min. Then it's over
Repeats 10+ times in one day or some days nothing at… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thank you ! Today the pattern is back to normal but I'm not seeing a reduction in frequency like I was hoping to :(

posted 4 months ago
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Lack Of "Event On EEG"

Lack Of "Event On EEG"

My one hour Eeg showed sharp waves over bilateral frontal lobes, more dominant on the left.

My ambulatory Eeg said that it could not rule out partial seizures but read as follows.

" intermittent and elipitform spike and sharp waves were noted in the bilateral frontal regions,more on the left. Intermittent runs of sharply contoured theta waves centropartietal head region, more on the left."

Goes on to talk about focal cortical irritability and epilipic potiential. And the clincial significance… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It sounds like there were some abnormal brain waves, even if you didn't have a seizure. When medication dosages are being lowered and new meds are being introduced, sometimes we don't have enough of… read more

posted 6 months ago

What Causes The Dizziness And The Loss Of Muscle Strength? He Has A Hard Time Holding Himself Up Or Even Walking.

What Causes The Dizziness And The Loss Of Muscle Strength? He Has A Hard Time Holding Himself Up Or Even Walking.

I have a two year old son who was diagnosed with seizures 4 months after I had him. After two years of dealing with doctors they finally diagnosed the type of seizure he has about 3 months ago. My son has cortical dysplasia type 2. The left side of his brain has abnormalities and the cells didnt develop properly. He is very smart and has met all this milestones for his age. He does take a medication for it. He struggles everyday with this and we can't get any help. We've had test after test done… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

There are a couple of things that can make your some dizzy, and loss of muscle strength.

Side effects from the meds can have this effect and seizures can also do this. It a good idea to look over… read more

posted about 1 month ago