1972, when I was 9 years old, I had been having grand mal seizures. At around age 17, with concern of my drivers license, a neurologist ran a battery of tests, only to tell me that they didn't know why I was having seizures, but take this medicine Tegretol so he didn't have to report me to DMV. The medicine did not work. I knew in my heart I didn’t have epilepsy, but did not know what was going on.
I was told that perhaps I grew too fast. Hypoglycemic. Pre-diabetic. I asked to be tested for allergens but was told "what do you think you are allergic to?"... when I said I didn't know they said they don't just run a battery of tests when you have no allergy indications, and seizures are not related to an allergy.
Every year I would go to different types of doctors to figure out what was wrong with me. EKG, MRI, Brain Scans, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic... nothing worked, until 2001.