T Fox, it sounds like perhaps you have some small scarring on your brain which has the potential to cause seizures but so far has not. This can happen from a head injury of some kind, from stroke-like syndromes or can even occur during birth. I'm not sure why you had the scan done, but I assume you were having some sort of symptoms?
The reason for the doc's recommendations is that narcotics and alcohol do lower what's called the "seizure threshold", making it easier for seizures to occur. Excessive tiredness can do the same.
As to whether you'll develop seizures in the future, I suspect there's no way to know. You increase the chances of never having one if you do limit your drinking and use of narcotic drugs. Probably Darren will be able to respond more intelligently to this part of your question than I.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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