How effective in EEG in diagnosing seizure disorder?
EEG is not diagnostic for seizure disorder
Welcome to HCM.
I can understand your concerns.
EEG is not the diagnostic modality of choice. It is not sensitive to diagnose a seizure disorder.
The best way to diagnose a seizure disorder is by clinical history.
Since you have not had seizure at any time in past, I think eeg findings should not be the basis for starting anti-epileptic treatment.
Yes, klonopin is effective in seizures and is a good anti-anxiety drug. But it does have habit forming potential.
Single glass of wine does not kill anybody, unles there some pre-existing medical disorders like liver failure.
He might have said this because he would have wanted you to stay abstinent. May be for your good...
I donot think viral labrynthitis could lead to seizures.
To sum up, i would opine that;
You can take klonopin for anxiety as per requirement and as directed by physician.
Continue with whatever treatment you are taking for labrynthitis.
Do not worry about seizures.
Hope this helps to clear your confusion.
I wish you well.
EEG has high false positives and false negatives.
Sorry for the late response.
EEG is not a good tool in diagnosing epilepsy because there are high chances both false positive and false negative results.
Viral labrynthitis usually take 6-8 weeks to remit. But in some cases, this may take months. To my knowledge, I do not think this can be a cause of seizures. Yes, it can cause weakness. Take plenty of water and multivitamin supplements for weakness.
Even if there are evidences of seizure on EEG, clonazepam should be adequate.
In my opinion, no one can predict when a patient will land into status epilepticus.
Hyperreflexia is common in anxiety states as well.
I do not understand why your neurologist has been rude and uncaring for you, why she has been forcing you to take medicines.
I hope my suggestions make some sense for you.
I wish you well.