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Is It Common For People With Epilepsy To Have "unremarkable" Brain Scan? Why Did The MRI Say "chronic Migraine"?

Is It Common For People With Epilepsy To Have "unremarkable" Brain Scan? Why Did The MRI Say "chronic Migraine"?

I had an MRI done and was told it was to check for seizures but it says "chronic migraine" and "unremarkable" on it. It is saying my brain is normal size and shape, do others with epilepsy get this result?

posted 5 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I’ve had many MRI’s. Never once, was I told that. They always just talk about the Lesions on my brain.

posted 5 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

My PCP believes I have epilepsy but I have NOT been put on any medications for seizures. 2 of my bipolar medications Lexapro and Trilepal are sometimes used as seizure medications but I was told it was only prescribed for bipolar and nothing else. I have these seizures nearly every day and did the EEG and MRI to try to find out why and get on medications. I am Aspergers and have Lyme disease so I am high risk for epilepsy. I want this treated immediately.

posted 5 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Yes I was born with epilepsy, only been on one medication and I think it is working. I am so sorry. I will be praying!!!

posted 5 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Don't know how seizures came upon you but mine are a result of car accident (bad closed head injury) i have been having seizures for 18yrs been thru a lot of different meds and now on lamotragine. Has'nt stopped them completely but from 2 a month til now about 5 months since last seizure and have gone up to 8 months without i'm on 250 2x daily. Might work better for you like i said mines chi yours could be genetic? But try to get your doctors view on some side effects but i had a couple when i first started

posted 5 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Many EEGs when not having a seizure showing no change in brain waves read as normal. For a more detailed EEG during one a hospital stay is needed to keep keep patient safe. At this time meds are then withheld to bring on the seizure & trace it to find the physical starting point in the brain. If none is found it's simply from the electrical activity so is treated with meds rather than surgery. Thankfully we have the knowledge to do this now. To complain bout meds to correct this is so weird- as it would be for any health problem. Be glad for meds which will keep you safe instead from uncontrolled seizures to help ease your mind. Why try to play doctor or doubt real medical experts? Make seizure control your first priority not worries bout any sides from meds to help your mind relax.

posted 5 days ago

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