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Confusing EEG results. Help?

Alright so a few sundays ago, I got up out of bed (I had been laying awake for a while and decided to get up) and I get like how I normally get when I get up too fast ( I am a tall girl). I got ringing in the ears, my vision started to get black and spotty, and I got dizzy. But something else happened; I started to shiver, but I wasn't cold. I then fell down. I was conscience throughout; I was there for ten seconds, got up and felt fine. No head ache, no tiredness. I could talk throughout it, and I didn't have any complications.

Then I went to the doctor's and got an EEG done. They said that I had no seizure activity that was recorded, but they did say that the activity was comparable to that of an epileptic person.

I have smoked marijuana in my past.
I have migraine headaches.

Could it really have been a seizure? Am I epileptic? How can is epilepsy diagnosed? And could my past drug use/migraines be the reason why the reading was slightly abnormal?
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replied April 15th, 2012
Many have odd EEG's but not epilepsy... it could have been from low blood pressure or something like that... try not to worry...
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replied April 17th, 2012
Epilepsy is diagnosed when one has recurrent seizures... those with epilepsy often have migraines too... smoking Pot is not the cause but could aggravate the issue...
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