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Have been on KEPPRA, ZONISAMIDE, gabapentin, (at different times) for smelling smoke. Have had brain scan, sinus scan, MRI and EEG. Still smell smoke at times, now dr says I might not having seizures and suggested ambulatory EEG. Changed drs because I felt this last procedure should have been done before all the meds.....will an ambulatory EEG actually tell me IF I am having seizures as there are no symptoms at all except for smoke smell? If there is "activity" in the brain area does that mean it is epilepsy or that I'm actually having a seizure? I'm thinking more sinus but what do I know?


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replied March 25th, 2014
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Hello, thank you for consulting e-health forum. I seriously doubt about epilepsy in your case. The phenomenon is called phantosmia. Often there is no explanation of this phenomenon. Saline nose spray may suppress this sense of smell temporarily. If all the work up you had was negative, there is nothing to worry about. By Andre Strizhak, M.D.


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