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Suffering from hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency. Had seizure/aura. Reason?

I have been seeing doctors for almost a year. In May 2012 I had a grand mal seizure in the middle of the night (2am). I woke up in the back of an ambulance. I ve had many tests. EEG showed nothing. MRI showed nothing. Recent ambulatory EEG showed I was in fact having seizures or auras , but I m not epileptic. I continue to have seizures/ auras. It starts with a flash of fear, then a feeling of déjà vu, then a tingling sensation head to toe . Sometimes these episodes are stronger than others and I ve passed out. I wold Iike to know what s going on with me. Any answers? I m hypothyroid which is under control. I m also taking Fludrcort & Dexamethason for adrenal insufficiency . I am 42 years old.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Thanks for the query,

I understand your problem

Your symptoms suggest that you have aura/ minor seizures originating from the temporal lobe of the brain. Some patients may have normal MRI. In these cases a higher tesla MRI, 3 tesla may be helpful or even further advanced study called as PET scan may be helpful to locate the seizure focus. How ever, as you have minor seizures, these investigations may be optional.

Hope this clarifies
Best wishes
Dr Gopal K Dash MD, DM, Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy)
Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy specialist
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore
My Blog in the Web site:

Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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