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does epilepsy occur yearly?

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my MRI result is perfectly normal. however my EEG is abnormal. according to my DR it is epilepsy and ordered an epilim drug. but i cant accept that. because i cant believe the EEG machine result. what do u suggest. besides. i lost my consiousness last year and this year.does it occur yearly?

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replied September 13th, 2015
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Welcome to e health forum.

A MRI provides anatomical details and hence can provide information about any structural damage involving the brain (in this case).

A EEG provides the information of the brain tissues are physiologically functioning normally.

Any abnormal changes as detected by a EEG are more significant, even in the absence of any structural anamoly on the tests like CT or MRI of the brain.

In your case, the EEG has detected physiologically abnormal foci within the brain tissue which are producing the seizures or abnormal brain activity.

To prevent such instances and any possible injury that might accompany it, use of antiepileptic medications are highly recommended.

Hence as advised by your treating doctors, it would be highly recommended to take his advice seriously and continue taking the medicines prescribed by your doctor.

I hope this information helps.

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