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Hi My son has had an EEG test and the consultant has said it

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Hi My son has had an EEG test and the consultant has said it is abnormal. Can these be wrong he has always had shaky hands and is quite fidgety could this cause a false reading.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
This is Dr. David

yes, some abnormal EEG readings can be incorrect and could be artifactual and might not indicate a seizure disorder.

however, something must be causing his tremors. he could be having essential tremors, but at a young age.

he needs other testing as well such as a brain MRI scan and neurological examination and blood testing and possibly even nerve conduction testing.

it would be gest that he stay away from excessive alcohol as well which can drop his blood B12 and folate levels and this can negatively effect his nervous system

let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He has had an MRI scAn that came back clear. only the eeg test came back as abnormal. He apparently was talking to the tester during the test! They have given him sodium valpor! ! I don't want him taking this after only one event after excess alcohol. it seems this medicine is worse for you than his possible elevated chance of a seizure after alcohol.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I would see if you could possibly have his EEG test repeated

and with no alcohol and no talking this time.

he could have a normal EEG the second time.

is he willing to do this?