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Q. I want to know about my EEG report. Please explain.

Answered by
Dr. Aida Quka
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This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I want an explanation about my EEG report. I will try to explain my problems. After taking antibiotics, I had neurological reactions to them. They are memory loss, brain fog, and had concentration problems. Later on, we discovered that I have sensitivities to a lot of medications and chemical sensitivity. So I would like to explain the EEG report which was done during my reactions to antibiotics and brain problem. Can antibiotics slower the brain activity?

My EEG report showed these results. My essential activity was appropriate. I had a relaxing and intermittent alpha rhythm with a frequency of 9 to 10 Hz and an amplitude of 30 V. There was alpha activity occurring intermittently from my parietal region to the temporal and central areas. The diffuser was the interpolated low-amplitude beta rhythm. My reaction to closing and opening the eyes was appropriate. A central and temporal had an intermittent rhythmic theta activity with a frequency of 6 Hz. Temporal and frontotemporal are rare theta waves or a tiny group of theta waves. During my deep breathing, I had no response to waves. The phenomenon of tracing was reflected during IFS.

Dr. Aida Quka



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I have gone through the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a critical finding seen. You have a slow activity (theta waves) in the temporal and frontotemporal lobe. It correlates with the memory problems, and for the confusion you had. Coming to the point, I would recommend repeating the EEG (electroencephalography) after some weeks after taking the antibiotics. It may be a temporary brain dysfunction due to a possible allergic reaction or a metabolic disorder. We cannot say that taking antibiotics slows the brain activity, but it causes a temporary malfunction of the brain, probably due to cell swelling or cell dysfunction (electrolyte imbalance).

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