I saw a neurologist for the first time recently to address seizures I have been having for a few years. He asked about my history of seizures and the circumstances under which I had them but I was surprised that he did not ask about my diet, exercise, sleep patterns, vitamin/mineral deficiency, etc. Is it normal for a neurologist to overlook that detail? Personally I would like a doctor to do more than listen to my personal experiences and quickly tell me I have epilepsy and put me on keppra.
I also requested blood tests which he said "Oh yes, that would be something good to do." I just would like to know more about what is triggering my seizures and he is not providing direction. Would it be ideal to go to a holistic doctor?