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I know someone who has Jerks predominently in the arms and shoulders, sometimes in the legs on awakening.
When the light is continueing shimmering she also gets these Jerks. The Jerks are invisible.

EEG perform when she was sleep deprivated shows:

In waking state:

Dominated by betaactivity and a Little 12 Hz alfa activity with an amplitude up to 60 micro volt.
Max temporalt, changing dog mainly left sided an admixture of some irregular (3) 4-6 Hz activity with a bit increased amplutide.

During dozing flattening of the diagram,descrete centrale Sharpwawes and a Little spindle activity.

What does this mean? And is it normal?


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replied August 25th, 2015
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Welcome to e health forum.

Based on the incomplete history provided here, it is not possible to diagnose a seizure disorder.

The EEG findings are also not conclusive or diagnostic of epilepsy.

The jerks could be due to muscular irritability associated with anxiety or most likely due to sudden startling response.

It would be best if a opinion is sought from a neurologist who can examine her and provide a proper medical opinion.

I hope this helps.


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