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Had 2 gran mals when i was 16 while taking a sleeping pill called phenabarbital i stoped this pill i never had any again am i epileptic or not?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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In brief: Depends

Phenobarbital prevents or minimizes epileptic seizures, it does not cause them. 14 years without an episode.
..You are likely not an epileptic. Perhaps it was brought on by a high fever or other...

In brief: Depends

Phenobarbital prevents or minimizes epileptic seizures, it does not cause them. 14 years without an episode.
..You are likely not an epileptic. Perhaps it was brought on by a high fever or other...
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