Dear Pharmacist: My brother suddenly developed seizures at age 28, with no history. I’ve searched your website archives but can’t find columns on this. I’d like to learn why he suddenly got this, since he was so healthy until then. Today, he’s on six medications! — J.P., Sacramento
Answer: I haven’t covered this topic extensively because it’s complex, and I fear that people will not consult their physicians like I tell them to. One wrong move on your part, and you could experience a grand mal. So with my strict warning to ask your doctor about what you learn today, I’ll highlight some strange causes of epilepsy, since I specialize in “strange.” I’ll also archive a more comprehensive version of this article at my website. Now, the short story since I’m allowed 500 words here:
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