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my eeg came back abnormal. my other doc says i have vertigo the nero doc said it looks to be seizures. When i was doing the hyperventilation part of the eeg that when my brain wave spiked but while i was doing it i got really dizzy and i grabed the tableis there any way at all the spikes could br from me moving or my vertigo? and not be seizures?


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replied April 29th, 2010
Epilepsy Answer A11625
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the abnormal EEG tracing and the confusion between the diagnosis of seizures and vertigo.
From your description it appears that there was a lot of movement during EEG recording which can make the reading of EEG tracing difficult and interfere with the correct interpretation. The presence of morphologically similar EEG discharges in other portions of the tracing but unassociated with obvious motor activity will establish that they represent a genuine cortical discharge rather than an artifact generated by sudden movement.You can also coNsider a repeat EEG.
A small number of people have EEG tests that show unusual results, even though they never have seizures and they don’t have epilepsy. This could be caused by other medical conditions such as encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or vertigo (dizziness). Some people inherit unusual brainwave patterns from their parents. Therefore, an EEG that shows unusual brainwave patterns doesn’t necessarily mean that you have epilepsy.
The definitive diagnosis can be made by your neurologist after thorough workup and clinical co-relation as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.



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