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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi I recently had an EEG & the report says: Alpha activity seen prodominantly over the posterior cerebral regions blocking on eye opening & with a diffuse spread anteriorly could you please tell me what this means?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr cccc here
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any issues regarding persistant head ache
Doctor :   Or recent history of syncope
User :   yes i had the eeg following a fall onto the back of my head
Doctor :   Thats what i am asking for
Doctor :   Do you remeber the reason for fall
User :   just a simple fall slipped on a tile floor
Doctor :   EEG is done to check the normal functioning of brain
Doctor :   Your report suggests mild hyperactivity #
Doctor :   Which is normal following trauma or any inflamation
Doctor :   Which usually settles down in few days
User :   okay so no brain issues then
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Will require some supplements like neurobion
Doctor :   To ease early recovery
User :   I also had a chest x-ray that showed small density over the left anterior 6th rib said it may be vascular follow up chest x-ray is recommended?
Doctor :   Did you follow?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   My Doctor has not refered me as yet no
Doctor :   Did you have a past history of chest infections
User :   no always been healthy up until the fall
Doctor :   Like TB
Doctor :   Then willnot require follwo up
Doctor :   Only when there is infection history we insist
Doctor :   And will require CT chest thgen
Doctor :   * then
User :   okay so could that have been caused from the fall
Doctor :   Yes might be an small contusion
User :   I have had stroke like symptoms down my right side which was cause for the tests but have been told nothing
Doctor :   Which usually resolves ina week or so
Doctor :   There can be mild uncomfort follwing traume
Doctor :   Even weakness will improve
Doctor :   As your EEG is normal i also Guess an CT scan for brain was done which also should have turned out normal
User :   yes
Doctor :   You will need some streoid dosage for a week too
Doctor :   You will be prescribed i guess
Doctor :   Probably TAb PREDINISOLONE
User :   the only medication i have been givin is tegretol 200mg twice a day
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thats an anticonvulsant
Doctor :   Just to avoiud seizures due to mild hyperactivity in brain
User :   thankyou
Doctor :   Do you have any symtpoms of weakness now
User :   yes i still have weakness in my right side & my arm & leg somtimes just cramp up unable to move if i do too much
User :   my vision is also blured & i have slured speach still
Doctor :   If associated with cramps then there is no neurological symptoms
Doctor :   I also feel the requirement for Stroid supplemnt for you
Doctor :   Are you a diabetic,
Doctor :   *steroid
Doctor :   Will easen faster recovery
User :   Nohistory of diabetes & all has been checked recently
Doctor :   If you can get over by phone by the consultant canrequest and get it prescribed will help you for sure
User :   Thankyou it has all just been so confusing not knowing my diognose
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   Thankyou very much
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   sorry just one more question what is LOC FOR 5 MINS MEAN
Doctor :   Loss of consiousness
Doctor :   After fall did you faint
Doctor :   That what i asked for history of Syncope
Doctor :   Its common after mild trauma to brain
Doctor :   Thats the main reason AN EEG was done tpo confirm normal functioning
User :   I was fine for about 1 hr after the fall then while in the ER i had to do looking up down ect & then i don't remember but apparently my eyes rolled back body started trmbelling & jolting & i was uncon
User :   sorry i wasn't sure what syncope was
Doctor :   Then you had a breif history of seizure too
User :   only ever since the fall
Doctor :   Tegrital will sort the issue
Doctor :   Avoid driving / operating machinery untill on tegrital
Doctor :   And get ample sleep too
User :   okay thankyou yes i feel i need sleep alot but with 4 children aged 2'4'7'9 it is a little difficult
Doctor :   Tegrital will make you sleepy
Doctor :   Dont have to worry
User :   so just this course should make it alot better
Doctor :   things will get well soon
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Thankyou very much for your time have a great day
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Get well soon
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Bye
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