Originally Posted by 030free
Its been 16 months since surgery (seizure free) and I cant wait to get off my meds. I read one post about ambulatory EEG which confussed me. Does one need to be in the hospital (on and off) while tamperring off meds? how many more EEG's are needed if you been free for so long? Im hoping to be tamper off quickly so I can become pregnant. Any advise will be greatly appreciated...
The abmulatory is a "waist pack" with leads going up to the scalp for a mobile EEG in some cases. In the "in hospital" cases you have a "trunk cable" following you around and a limited range of travel.
As for tapering off meds on an EEG, usually they want the patient IN hospital for safety when that is going on so they can capture the actions on audio and video.
What I am interpreting from your query for "tapering off quickly" is not advised. Doctors like to move slow and safe, for your safety. They want to be sure you will not have reoccurring seizures down the road, and that the reduction is at a rate (slow enough) that the body will not react to (causing a reactionary seizure).
The question of "how long" is never solid. Often it is a handful of years on the short side. Best advice is don't rush it. Try to be patient.
hope that helps,