Greetings to All,
I am just checking in to see if any of my fellow seizure-sufferers have any of the following similiarities.
Brain Lesions: The MRI of my brain showed a lesion in the occipital region. The Radiologist speculated that it was an area of scar tissue from a childhood injury. (I am now 47.) I had an MRI done in 1988, and there was no mention of a lesion back then. When I brought it to the attention of my Neurologist he suggested that we repeat the MRI in a few months to see if it actually IS scar tissue. Does anyone else have a lesion, or does anyone know if there is a way to determine what a lesion actually is through an MRI? There seems to be a gray area in my case. Any input out there?
Potassium: When I went to the ER for my second seizure I was told that my potassium level was real low. I have heard different views on whether low potassium can cause seizures or not. I'm wondering how many people on this board have been told that they had low potassium around the time of a seizure.
Memory loss: Last, but not least
, how many "board friends" are suffering from acute ditziness in the memory department? I am always spacing on stuff, and seem to forget things from dates to where I put the tomatoes I just purchased. I even have trouble finding the keys when I type. It is SO frustrating
I am relatively new to this seizure world, and find myself searching for answers. I am SO glad I found this board. It's nice to be able to share some of the stuff that only those suffering from seizures can relate to. Thank you all for being so open in sharing some intensely emotional stuff. I wish there was a magic wand to wave that would eliminate seizures. I'd certainly wave it for each of you! Best to all