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Basilar artery migraine is caused by a blood vessel at the base of the brainstem going into spasm and reducing blood flow to the brain.
Symptoms of basilar artery migraine include giddiness, double vision, being unsteady on the feet, fainting or losing consciousness.
Where as epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by epileptic seizures.
There are a lot many types of epilepsy and seizures and they have different symptoms altogether.
So, they are two different conditions altogether.
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Some types of epileptic fits cause loss of consciousness without a warning.
There are six main types of generalized seizures: tonic-clonic, tonic, clonic, myoclonic, absence, and atonic. They all involve loss of consciousness and typically happen without warning.
Electroencephalogram (EEG), MRI and CT scans, a multitude of blood tests - electrolyte panels, blood glucose tests, blood prolactin levels etc.
The thread of tests to follow depends on the detailed history and physical examination. Not everyone needs all these tests.
But, the EEG is perhaps the most important one.
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