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Do I need to stop Lamotrigine before an EEG to test for epilepsy?

Hello. I am currently taking Lamotrigine for visual snow and phantosmia.
I am being sent for my first EEG in a few days and just realised I didn’t ask my doctor about stopping the Lamotrigine beforehand or not? I know it is something I need to ask him about before doing but I would just like to know if I am right to be worried that it might affect the results?

Does Lamotrigine affect EEG results and will it “mask” epilepsy if I do have it?

Thank you.
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I can't speak on behalf of your doctor. I know my husband doctor said no. She didn't want to increase chance of seizure.
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Thank you for replying. That is good to know. I have a very complicated history of headaches, vision problems, possible seizures etc so it is crucial the EEG is reliable so this is obviously a concern but sounds like I don’t need to worry so much. Thank you again.
No problem. I know how scary everything can be.
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