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Why would a doctor question a diagnosis of epilepsy?

Many conditions may appear similar to epilepsy, including fainting, transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes), migraines and heart problems. These can be difficult to differentiate from epilepsy. If you do not respond well to antiepileptic medications and EEG tests and MRI scans are normal, your doctor may order further tests to better understand your condition.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 16 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Multiple sclerosis


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