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Your preliminary evaluation is performed by a board-certified neurologist with subspecialty training in epilepsy. A detailed history of your seizure activity and anticonvulsant drug regimens to help define the type of epilepsy you have and to determine whether it is resistant to medical treatment Outpatient testing to screen for abnormalities within the brain Inpatient EEG recordings to identify where, within the brain, the seizures begin Your doctor will also need to know about a family history of seizures or other similar conditions and medications prescribed.
What questions is my doctor seeking to answer? If you are evaluated for suspected seizures or epilepsy, your doctor will work to answer these questions: Have you had an epileptic seizure or something else?
What is the cause?
If a cause is identified, can it be treated? What is the seizure type? What is the outlook? They will take your medical history, perform a physical examination and complete a series of neurological and blood tests. Although your tests will be performed as quickly as possible, you should expect some waiting; you may want to bring some reading material to help pass the time.
This type of visit will typically take one to two hours. What do I need to bring to my first appointment? For Our Adult Patients Your past medical record is very helpful to us. Also, if you have recently been in the hospital other than Cleveland Clinicplease bring a copy of your hospital discharge summary sheet, as well as other relevant hospital information.
Your local physician can help you obtain these items.
This is essential in obtaining details of the seizures. It is best to bring these records physically with you to your first appointment; sending them via mail adds unnecessary delays to the procurement of the records. You may prepare ahead of time a list of all the previous and current antiepileptic medications, including information about the dose used and the duration for which they were given.
You may also bring the bottles of the current medications that your child is prescribed. What questions should I be prepared to answer at my first appointment? Important questions that you should prepare for include: At what age did the seizures begin? What circumstances surrounded your first seizure?
What factors seem to bring on the seizures? What do you feel before, during and after the seizures? How long do the seizures last? Have you been treated for epilepsy before? Which medications were prescribed and at what dosages?
Was the treatment effective? If other individuals have seen you during a seizure, such as family members or close friends, they should be present to provide details because you may not have been aware of what was happening. What testing will occur?Neurology. Epilepsy Center; Movement Disorders Center; Multiple Sclerosis Center; Patient Support Group.
Groups will meet on the 4 th Monday of every month from pm and will be facilitated by Neuroscience Social Worker Lucia Jamaluddin, LMSW.
Support Groups. Parent Support Groups In addition to formal networks, parents helping parents are a key part of the Epilepsy Foundation's programs nationwide. The network is currently active in 45 local Epilepsy Foundations and serves approximately 13, people a year.
The UNC Stroke Support Group (Chapel Hill) When: Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm Where: The Center for Rehabilitation Care, Fordham Boulevard, Chapel Hill Sanford/Lee County Stroke Support Group.
When: Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 1pm Where: Lee County Enrichment Center, S. 3rd Street, . Support Groups Carson Harris Foundation The family of Carson Harris, one of Dr. Kossoff’s patients treated with the ketogenic diet first, has set up a website for their foundation which helps raise money to support pediatric epilepsy at Johns Hopkins.
Ruan Neurology Clinic. At Mercy Ruan Neurology Clinic, experienced providers and staff work with patients in an outpatient clinical setting to evaluate, diagnose and develop a treatment plan for many different neurological disorders— diseases of the brain, spine and nerves.
A seizure, technically known as an epileptic seizure, is a period of symptoms due to abnormally excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Outward effects vary from uncontrolled shaking movements involving much of the body with loss of consciousness (tonic-clonic seizure), to shaking movements involving only part of the body with variable levels of consciousness (focal seizure.