Posted by Mitch on August 11, 2001, at 13:30:01
In reply to Re: ATTN! MITCH!!! PLEASE READ THIS!!!, posted by Twisterella on August 11, 2001, at 11:52:26
> first of all- thank you for the response-
> my doctors, all of them, think its anxiety, but when i first told them of the symptoms, they initally thought it was TLE, but now they say its most probably not.
> if it was TLE do you think I would be able to stop the seizure???i can actually stop them from happening (during the day) also Im 28 years old- anxiety disorder runs through my family on both sides, and there is no history of seizures, i dont have a tumor or any malformations on my brian.....but my mother was diagnosed with schitzophrenia, which i heard was some how seizure related??? maybe thats just crap, and maybe i am just too neurotic-
> also my "dream flashes" dont feel like derealization, but im not exactly sure what DR is, The flashes are so fast, and they feel really familiar, and i cant controll when they happen, it feels like a very subtle "spell" ---i am going to call my neuologist on monday, he still wants me to take a BEAR exam to see if it may be MS.- well whatever they are , these spells have diminshied in frequency, compared to when i first had one in November-I was having 2 and 3 a day wehn they first happend, and after I was told i didnt have a brain tumor, they completely disappeared for 3 months.
> are you on any medication right now??? and are you still having the symptoms???
> thanks again
I have bipolarII, and am on Neurontin, Depakote, and Klonopin (all low-dose). They definitely help-esp the klon and the Neurontin. My symptoms are mostly mixed anxiety/depression/hypomania. I tend to have the "derealization" episodes whenever I am hypomanic. Right now I am somewhat depressed, but it is that time of year again! It is good you are working with a neuro that seems interested in getting to the bottom of it.
A "BEAR" exam? That is a new thing to me. What is it? I would follow what he says.