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Posted by: Sonja | 2003/03/18

Epilepsy

What triggers epilepsy/seizures. Why would a persons only start getting seizures at the age of 17. Medical results doesn't show that its epilepsy.

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Sonja, epilepsy can start at the age of 17, but (like you suspect) it might be due to something else. Anything that takes up space in the brain (tumours, parasites, bone fragments after trauma, etc) can cause convulsions. The same goes for metabolic abnormalities, drugs, infections, genetic disorders and trauma. The problem is that I can’t tell you what the problem is in your case without examining the patient (and probably doing a truck load full of tests) first. The best would be for this person to see a neurologist and have it sorted out. Saying that it isn’t epilepsy when the person clearly had a seizure, just isn’t good enough. They will have to say what it is if it isn’t epilepsy, as having a seizure isn’t something that happens to healthy normal people. Good luck.

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Posted by: Sonja | 2003/03/20

The neurologist did a brain scan, ekg, eeg, x-rays, blood tests etc. and nothing showed anything wrong. He had 2 convulsions in 2/3 months, now he is on medication.

Can a stressful environment be the cause of this?

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