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Hi my daughter is 16 next week. she has been suffering from

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Hi my daughter is 16 next week. she has been suffering from ME/CFS since 2011. There is no improvement in fact you could say she is getting worse. She has been experiencing very bad migraines on a daily basis. She now suffers from severe fits which she can't remember anything from once they pass. She becomes very aggressive, shouts a lot and hits her face, tries to pull her hair out ect. They are like complex partial seizures. She was diagnosed with an arachnoid right cyst last October which was quiet big, but the neurologist has said this is not causing her symptoms this is down to ME/CFS. I am interested to hear from you do you think this cyst could be a problem? can they grow? can they change. If they say it was OK last October, can things change? Many thanks.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Did she ever have an EEG done?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No she has had an ECG not a EEG and the ECG showed last Friday a fast heart rate?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I agree with you Mrs. Buckley

It definitely could be the cyst causing seizures

I strongly recommend an EEG if not done
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

are you not going to explain a bit more about what could be the cause

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Sure,

The cyst can put pressure on the brain.

This pressure creates an excitable area of the brain. This abnormal excitation can cause seizures.

This is diagnosed with an EEG.

Any mass effect on the brain can cause seizures. And the history makes sense
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