Lightheaded/woozy feeling in head. Abnormal EEG

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Hello all, 

Ive had this feeling for about 10 months now.Its hard to describe, i guess "woozy" would describe it the best. Its almost constantly there, and i can always feel it in the background, its like a mild wooziness in the frontal part of my head. around the same time i also developed ear blockage that wouldnt seem to go away, ive tried countless medications for that.

When i walk it also feels a bit strange,I have never lost my balance or  fell down or anything, and i could actually walk long distances without having any trouble at all, its just that the sensation of walking is off and unnatural, it "feels" unbalanced to me. 

Ive visited many ENT specialists, 6 so far i think .. to no avail, all agreed i had nothing wrong as far as the examination goes. ive had a Paranasal CT, a Brain MRI, no abnormalties found. I could go on and on about this but Im trying to stay on topic here since its the Neuro discussion boards. 

Fast forward till about a week ago, ive visited a Neurology specialist for the first time. Clinical examination was normal. He said it might be just symptoms of Anxiety but suggested an EEG anyway. The EEG apparently was not normal, and the report says " Abnormal Study, it suggests the presence of primary generalized discharges with frontal predominance". He put me on Lamotrigine and asked to see me in a month.

Can anyone give me insight on this ? 

Im a medical student by the way, i have some good medical background.

I would really appreciate any help/advice.

Thank you.

 

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    My symptoms started the same way...and after a  few years, I need a wheelchair. 2 years ago, I was diangosed with atypical Parkinsonism. My ears still feel clogged like on an airplane on a regular basis...and ENT's can't find the answer. I've also lost my fine motor skills. How are your motor skills?

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    I was feeling kinda "giddy" (out of it)...my balance was off, and my gait gradually declined. But also I had a slight quivering of my hand. My  ears continue to have that clogged feeling like on an airplane...but my hearing checks  out great? I'm suspect of  a pesticiide fogging in my home...as all this started soon after that.

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      I see, and how was the diagnosis made, was there any abnormal findings in the MRI ?

      Ive looked into pesticide fogging actually just now, and it very well could be linked to what youre having.

      I am now on Anxiety pills. The doctor actually put me off Lamotrigine after i better explained my symptoms. I explained to him the the feeling i have is constant rather than "episodic" and so he agreed to take me off the drug, and said that the EEG finding was probably insignificant and means nothing clinically.  

       

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    I had all kinds of tests to rule out other things. I had a couple brain MRIs (the 2nd one showed a few hyperintensities in white matter, but docs didn't seem concerned)...blood work...lumbar puncture...nerve conduction tests...carotid doplar ultrasound...vestibular tests. But, no eeg? I was exposed to a big dose of pesticide on June 25th 2012...and got symptoms soon after...and was first diagnosed Nov/2014. I then began lloking up pesticides and Parkinsons...and highly suspected thats what triggered my PD. The applicator told me I could stay in the front portion of the house while he treated the back area....and he did not  shut the central air system off (as per label on pesticides). The return air duct was located in the treated area...so all that fog was circulated through my house. I was so healthy and physically fit before that. I doubt many people are aware of that pathway to Parkinson's (and many other conditions).

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