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Old 09-04-2007, 09:39 AM   #1
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Long term EEG

I was just wondering if anyone has had a long term EEG done? I have to go to the hospital Monday thru Thursday to be hooked up to the EEG machine due to having Grand-mals, bad aura's lately, and an abnormal EEG. I was just wanting to get any information and exactly what they do while your in there. Thanks!

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Re: Long term EEG

hi Kim a 24/hr EEG is similar to the regular EEgs u have had, except that in the 24 hour stay in the hospital they have u hook up with the wires (electrodes) to ur head for the entire week and a camera in ur room facing ur bed. The purpose is to catch your attacks (spells) on camera and your brain waves in the computer, which helps your Neurologist to study and see in what part of your brain your seizures are starting from. The camera captures your body movements during your attacks so that connected with the brain waves abnormality can help the neuro diagnose the type of seizures you have, and what meds would be more appropiate for u. The tech will also come in during the week and make u do breathing exercises as well as the flashing light test while ur eyes r close the see how the brain waves change and if there are any seizure cells around. During your stay, nothing out of the ordinary will happen, you can have visitors and I suggest bring books or something to keep u occupied, it can get borring. Good luck to you

 
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