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Taking tagrital for epilepsy. Getting headache. What test is required?

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Posted on Thu, 27 Dec 2012 in Epilepsy
Question: Hi, My sister is having epilepsy. when she was @ age of 14 yr(year1994) she fall down and some fain was coming from her mouth. we went for medical checkup. after CT scan doctor told us that she is having epilepsy.she was taking tab 'Eptoin' and 'Mazetol 200' for some years, later she is taking 'Tagrital' and 'westel'. Still my sister is having same issue she will fall down anywhere, she will get headche after and will not recognise what happen with her for some time.
I want again medical test, please suggest me what kind of medical test I should go to verify current status. I want to go for MRI, please suggest which MRI I should go ? Any other test ?
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Hi,

Thank you for your mail.

Your sister is having epilepsy. It requires proper evaluation and treatment for good control of fits.

Investigations required are MRI brain- epilepsy protocol and EEG. However, it should be done under the guidance of a neurologist.

If in Hyderabad, I would be pleased to help you with the investigations and treatment of your sister.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
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