I have recently been diagnosed with epilepsy (although it may be 'probable epilepsy'). I am not convinced that I have epilepsy as all the tests (CT, MRI, EEGs (various ones including the week long video monitor), holter, bloodwork, etc. ) came back normal. (At least as far as I have ever been told there is nothing in those tests to indicate epilepsy...but I guess also, nothing to rule it out either. While I am resistant to accepting the diagnosis, I am on all other accounts trying to cooperate. I am taking topamax now. Is there a danger to taking this med if I don't have epilepsy?
Obvious cons I have already come up with on my own:
I don't like being on meds
It has side effects: my memory is shot, makes me a dumb, some weird physical symptoms, nothing major
Also, are there some ways to get a definite diagnosis? I need something, and please excuse the comparison, that is accurate like a pregnancy test. If I have epilepsy for real, I would like to accept it and make the appropriate modifications. If not, I would like to determine what it was that led the doc to believe that I have epilepsy to begin with so I could move forward in the right direction, if there is a direction I need to move, or was it just some random occurrence that I don't need to be concerned with?