Originally Posted by becky254
what is a full neurological work up??
Becky254: A full neurological workup includes getting an MRI, and EEG and maybe even a 24-48 hour EEG to see if there is any electrical activity going on in the brain. They'll also do blood work to see if there is anything like diabetes or other foreign substances in your blood that could be causing the problems.
Epileptic seizures are caused from many different things. Some people get them after having head trauma, car accidents, encephalitis, or even have them from birth. I know someone who got them because the umbilical cord was wrapped around her head at birth.
There are many different kinds of seizures. Grand Mal, petit mal, complex partial, simple partial, to name a few.
It's abnormal electrical activity in the brain and the brain cells are misfiring and can cause you to lose consciousness and black out and not remember what you've done.
People that have migraines sometimes feel nauseated and have the horrible head pain.
Sometimes meds work for the seizures and sometimes they don't. They don't work for me. Mine are caused by hormone fluctuations due to menopause. My type of epilipsy is called Catamenial Epilepsy. It can start at either puberty or menopause. Some people outgrow it as the brain goes through the changes with the hormones changing.
Sometimes people can get seizures just from smelling perfume or chemicals.
Get the MRI and EEG done and start there and go for the hormones next.