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Possible seizure activity ?

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I have been sick for about 2months now with many trips to the ER. my symptoms are constant dizzyness, body weakness, blurry vision. also in the 2months ive been dealing with panic and anxiety which ive never had before. One doc said i could have vertigo ? Ive been to all kinds of doctors ive had an MRI done and that came back normal but just last week I had an EEG done and it cam back abnormal. The nero doc said it looks like possible seziure activy but heres the thing i have never had symptoms of seizures or have ever had a seizures and ive never had an head injury. is it at all possible that the abnormal EEG could be anything else? I am feeling really scared and worried.

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replied April 27th, 2010
Epilepsy Answer A11592
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the abnormal EEG in the absence of any seizures or seizure history in the past.
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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