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My EEG showed 'slight abnormalities'. I also had a 24 hour video telemetry EEG, which again showed 'slight abnormalities', both during seizures and when at rest. The results were deemed inconclusive, and I was then discharged from this particular clinic.
I don't I'm afraid. I'm currently staying with family who are helping to care for me, and all my documentation is back at my own home.
Yes, at one time it was thought I had epilepsy, but subsequently I was diagnosed with non epileptic attack disorder, ie pseudo seizures. I have a good understanding of the disorder, and that it is a psychological condition that cannot be treated with anti convulsant medications. However, whether this is a correct diagnosis or whether I do in fact have some form of epilepsy, or indeed both, is still unclear to myself and to my doctors. It seems we are now going around in circles, and my overall health continues to deteriorate, hence I wonder if there is a link that may have been missed somewhere.
My mental health related diagnoses and also my more recent diagnosis of PMDD, were made based on symptom history.
My PCOS was diagnosed approximately 5 years ago after seeing my GP regarding irregular menstruation and other related symptoms. Blood results indicated the disorder, and I then had an internal ultrasound which confirmed the diagnosis. My hormone levels are clearly abnormal in lab results and have been for many years, but I don't know which ones or in what way.
In terms of my seizures, CT and MRI scans approximately two years ago were both normal, whilst as I say my EEG and telemetry results showed some inconclusive abnormalities.
I have noticed there seems to be some sort of correlation between my seizure activity and menstrual cycle, and seizures seem to coincide with my PMT symptoms in the week before my period. However, due to my PCOS my periods are irratic and irregular, so it is very difficult to know for sure if there is a link or not.
In addition I forgot to mention that I also have an unusually high white blood cell count, normally around 15, increasing to about 20 at times of ill health, for which a cause has never been found.
I have never been given detailed results from any of my tests by any of my consultants, only ever verbal explanations, so I have no further information I can give you I'm afraid. Are you able to answer any part of my question based on the information I've already provided?
I would really appreciate any insights you might have.
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Ok, thank you for your insights.
Please can you explain to me what functional medicine is and what a functional medical assessment would involve? Also, when you suggest an evidence based lab assessment and examination what do you mean by this, and do you mean in relation to my mental health or physical health issues?
In relation to my high white cell count potentially being caused by an allergy, do you then mean this can in turn affect the other bodily functions you've described? I am struggling to understand your explanations, if you are able to simplify them for me at all.
For your information I am currently on the NHS waiting list for psychotherapy. However, my mental health diagnoses of Bipolar and Personality Issues have now been called into question, as focus has turned more to my deteriorating physical health, and the possibility that this has been the cause my mental health problems all along.