I also posted in r/Epilepsy. I’m having an ambulatory EEG done. For those who don’t know what this test is, an EEG is a test that measures brain wave activity. They glue a bunch of wires to your head and the leads register brain electrical activity. An ambulatory EEG is an EEG that you wear out and about for a couple days. So, I’m wandering around my city with wires glued to my head and a white mesh sock type deal over the whole shebang.
I can’t really miss work, but I would really rather not scare small children or knock a lead loose. Help
See if work will allow you to wear a beanie hat while you’re hooked up and looking like an alien. Beanies and any type of button down shirt are my lifelines when I have my 72 hour EEGs. Good luck and condition first when trying to get the glue out!
I had one of these done! It was actually kind of fun. People kept coming up to us asking why I had wires on my head. My brother, who was with me, came up with the best response:
“My sister is testing a new iPod. She can just think the song and it plays in her head.”
This was >10 years ago. People believed him! His deadpan wit is something to envy.
I don’t have fashion advice better than that from others here. Just wanted to share my ambulatory EEG experience. I didn’t attempt to hide the wires aside from a hat. There were just too many wires. I felt like covering them would be more cumbersome.
I had one of those. It was so uncomfortable and really awful not to be able to shower or get comfortable to sleep.
Besides wearing a beanie, I don’t think there are many solutions for how weird it will look. The wires coming out of your scalp are hard to hide. Best I can suggest is to wear a hoodie with the hood up when you go out.