Home from long term EEG
I just came home yesterday from taking a long term EEG. I went in on Monday and stayed until Friday. I did not realize they give people Ultram for seizures also. I have been taking it for a while for anxiety and whenever I stop and suddenly get "auras", like magnified noises in my ears, time goes (literally) extremely slow. It is so scary. Well that started Monday night since I had to stop taking all meds. By Tuesday I thought I could not handle it anymore. I was on the phone with my Brother and I guess I let out a yell (they have you hooked up to the EEG monitor and have a video camera in the room) and went into an almost 2 minute seizure.
I don't even remember it of course. At the end of all the testing, the Doctor confirmed that the spikes in my EEG are coming from all different areas, the back and front of the left and right lobes in my brain. It was brutal in there but I'm glad I got the testing over with.
I was wondering if anyone is on Depakote and how it is for them. That is what the Doctor put me on. I just took one today but luckily, I do not feel real tired or anything like that. I guess your hair can fall out out a little more than usual but my hair is so thick, I lose a lot a day to begin with. And of course after not washing it for 4 days, a lot came out when I did. Please, if anyone has experience with this Med. please let me know? I used to be on Lamactal but they think I got a rash from it and Zonegram made my like a zombie. Thanks and I hope everyone is doing ok. Anyone ever thought of doing a long term EEG, it is worth it.