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A normal MRI does not rule out seizures. They can occur for various reasons that do not always show up on MRI.
Sorry I am not in a position to place a phone call. Xanax is a pretty good medication for relieving anxiety, but keep in mind that taking it then stopping it can precipitate seizures.
Yes. I think he or she would have discussed this possibility with you if there was a suspicion.
The MRI may have been to look for a mechanical cause for your dizziness, such as a mass.
Sometimes recalcitrant dizziness is due to an acoustic neuroma. a noncancerous (benign) and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the main nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain. Because branches of this nerve directly influence your balance, pressure from an acoustic neuroma can cause unsteadiness, as well as ringing in the ears or hearing loss. A large AN may show up on MRI, though a small one could be missed. This may have been another reason for the scan.
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