Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My EEG Experience

Headaches visit me more than I can count in a month.  And that is no joke.  I have been to a lot of doctors (Optha, ENT, Internal Med, etc.) but still, the headache won’t go away.  Our company doctor referred me to another specialist  - this time a Neurologist. 

When I first heard it, I thought: Neurologists are doctors of people who have issues sa pag-iisip.  I was wrong. Neurologists are doctors who specialize in anything to do with nerves pala.  Anyway, my Neuro advised me to have an EEG.  He told me that headaches daw kasi block our nerves in our brain and thus preventing the blood flow properly.  He wanted to check my brain waves.

What is EEG?

Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain. (From Wikipedia)

EEG is something new to me.  What I know is ECG.  I lined up in the Cardio Department of Manila Adventist for my EEG procedure.  When it was my turn, I was asked to lie down in a bed.  Then, they attached some 50 wirings in my scalp.  They attached it using some paste for channeling electricity ata.  One wire was attached to my left chest (for the heart).

  Photo from Google

The procedure lasted more than 1hour.  My longest lab procedure to date.  I was asked to close my eyes and open my eyes, inhale and exhale as deep as I could (na parang malulunod ako sa problema), and close and open my eyes with a flashing blinking light in front.  After that, I was asked to TRY to sleep.  Brainwaves daw kasi differ when you’re awake and when you’re asleep. After, 15minutes of trying to sleep in vain, we ended the procedure.

I hope the results will show that I have no problems.  Please cross your fingers with me J


  1. Ohh.. I just heard that EEG ..Hope everything is ok!

  2. I hope the EEG results will be fine Nerisa! I've been experiencing headaches lately too but this is because I stay in front of the computer too often. Stay healthy :)

    1. i stay in front of the computer too often too. i hope its the same reason of my headache. thanks, Badet :)

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