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Old 01-05-2005, 12:22 AM   #1
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EEG todayand I'm so fricking tired!!!1

Ok so I'm going to vent for a minute cause I need to. I saw the Neuro yesterday for the first time in like 4 years. I swear, doctors are the smartest dumb people I know. I had an EEG done a few months ago and it came out neg. Well he want me to have another but he wants it sleep deprived i hope they find something, cause I'm tired of having these tests. i'm a fricking lab rat now. It's 3:20AM and my EEG is at 10:00 Doc said no sleep, naps, or caffiene past midnight. Ugh, 7 hours to go, and I'm fricking tired!!! What is sleep deprived going to show that my last one didn't. On top of this, I have to go in for an MRI in about a week. So tired of fricking tests. Did I mention he increased my meds. I'm still getting my partial complex on 800mg tegretol XR. Been on it for about 10 years. Asked if I should try something new, and he said no. He wants to keep increasing it until I don't have any more siezures or I reach the max dose. Then we will consider something else. GRRRR...stupid doctors!!!!
I'm done complaining. I'm just a little grunpy right now...SOOOOO TIRED!!!

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Old 01-05-2005, 07:01 AM   #2
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Re: EEG todayand I'm so fricking tired!!!1

Hi Kramer! Been there, done that ;0) I remodelled my kitchen during my enforced wakefulness. It was the only thing that would keep me from sleeping without caffeine. Hang in there!

Old 01-05-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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Re: EEG todayand I'm so fricking tired!!!1

Hi Kramer,

The sleep deprivation has to do with you and the sleep portion of the EEG. They say that when you enter the first and second phase of sleep your brain waves change and many times they can pick things up. Also, because you are so tired as you enter the sleep portion, you could have a seizure.

That is what our Epi explained to us. They like to get you to the second phase of sleep.

Hopefully you're napping now and it went well...hang in there...

Proud mom of Katie, the strongest and bravest person I have ever known! GBTG.

Old 01-05-2005, 03:17 PM   #4
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Re: EEG todayand I'm so fricking tired!!!1

So sorry you have had to keep getting these tests and not much help or information! My son is also tired of having them all and seeing doctors. Love how you explain the smartest dumb people, good way to think of some of them for sure!

Hoping it went ok and the MRI will as well!
mom of 2 teens who have battled seiuzres.

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