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((((((((Tammy)))))))))) I'm sorry this has got you so worried, it's very unnerving what you went through :hug:

It is true that those one off EEG's won't always show if you are having seizures, unless of course you have seizure activity at the time. It sounds from your previous post that you did a sleep deprived EEG study at home though, is that right? If so then usually that would spot seizure activity if you were prone to it.

Whether or not you pursue this is really up to you. It may not happen again (and I sure hope it doesn't). Is it possible that whatever caused your incredibly low blood pressure at the time after the horrendous IBS pain caused the seizure?

Has your thyroid function stabilised now?

Have they checked your Vitamin D level?

What did your own GP and Rheumy say about what happened? Maybe you should tell them how much this is worrying you. They may run some other sorts of tests or at least be able to tell you they have ruled out the big stuff and to see if it happens again. I am sure if it happens again they would refer you to a Neurologist.

sending hugs,


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Hi Tammy,

Getting that thyroid regulated could go a long way to helping you, I hope your doctors sort it out soon, who is looking after it for you?

Here are some of the common symptoms of underactive thyroid:

  • Weight gain
  • Chronic constipation
  • Feeling cold (especially hands and feet) even on warm days
  • Low basal temperature
  • Fatigue, exhaustion and low energy (even after 12 hours sleep)
  • Slow reflexes
  • Slow, weak pulse
  • Slowness of thought processes (brain fog)
  • Indecisiveness
  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Sluggishness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain and stiffness in muscles or joints
  • Deepening, hoarse voice
  • Depression, mood swings and severe PMS
  • Thick, dry, coarse skin
  • Creviced, cracking skin on heels, elbows and knee caps
  • Enlarged thyroid gland
  • Lump in throat (hard to swallow)
  • High cholesterol
  • Menstrual cycle irregularities (prolonged and heavy)
  • Infertility
  • Numbness and tingling (especially in hands and face)
  • Fluid retention (swelling of face and feet)
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Hair loss
  • Shortness of breath on exertion
and some of the less common ones:

  • Allergies
  • Back pain
  • Blood pressure problems
  • Breast tenderness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Digestive disturbances
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes and mouth
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Irritability
  • Pale skin
  • Palpitations
  • Reduced libido
  • Skin rashes
  • Sore throat
  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • Thinning eye brows
  • Visual disturbances


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((((((((Tammy))))))))) I don't know a lot about hypothyroid but perhaps you could start another thread and get some hints from those who do. I have read it can take a bit to get it regulated in some.

I presume that you GP is just doing the bloods and sending them off to the Endo who will then adjust your medication? If that's the case then it's probably alright as long as you see the Endo regularly. If not then the Endo needs his lazy ass kicked to the curb. Maybe your GP can intervene and speak to the Endo seeing as how it seems to be causing you so many problems?

sending hugs,

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