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Topic: Complementary Therapies

Created By: smallsock | 2010-11-06 12:32 | 1935 Views | 12 Comments

I know that it is important for everyone to eat healthy, especially if you have a chronic health problem.  I do know there is a certain diet that is supposed to help lessen seizures.  But does a...

Created By: pranayam | 2010-10-21 15:28 | 329 Views | 1 Comment

The last time I wrote on this forum was a very long time ago. I was always going on about how ayurved and pranayama (breathing technique) could help in curing and relieving epilepsy.

I...

Created By: kcharb | 2010-10-04 23:04 | 271 Views | 0 Comments

Was just wondering if anyone has ever heard of or tried an herbal med I've found called Epi Still (I thnik I spelled that right)?  I recently tried going from two meds (Teg. Xr and Keppra) to just...

Created By: portialee | 2010-09-15 14:17 | 955 Views | 14 Comments

I'm a 25y/o female, i've been on Epilim (sodium valproate 500mg morning and night) for the past roughly 8 years. Generally speaking my epilepsy is not bad, seizures don't effect my life in any...

Created By: Bedge | 2010-09-08 11:05 | 233 Views | 0 Comments

Has anyone tried Art Therapy before? Or considered it?

I am really excited, I have just started.

My Mums side of my family is really creative - every single one of them paints,...

Created By: Artour | 2010-08-28 12:14 | 7237 Views | 5 Comments

In 1960s, leading Russian Physiologist Doctor KP Buteyko, MD PhD and his medical colleagues applied this breathing exercise on hundreds of patients with seizures and epilepsy in the former USSR-...

Created By: luv_night_life | 2010-08-09 20:18 | 3443 Views | 17 Comments

I have been thinking of going to see a Naturopathic Doctor, but wasn't sure if it would just be a waste of time and money.  I was just wondering if anyone has had good results from seeing one. ...

Created By: BarbG | 2010-07-31 18:37 | 558 Views | 4 Comments

My chiropractor is a big fan of meditation (primordal sound meditation)  and suggested this may help me control and/or prevent my seizures. Has anyone tried this and had any success? I  haven't...

Created By: SeizeToExist | 2010-07-10 18:31 | 1878 Views | 12 Comments

Have any adults with epilepsy tried the Modified Atkins Diet for Epilepsy that John Hopkins Epilepsy Center is starting up?  They have had a program with the Ketogenic diet for years and years(for...

Created By: breezie68 | 2010-07-10 08:03 | 790 Views | 3 Comments

Ok, wondering if anyone out there can answer this one: looking for the correlation of epilepsy and dissociative identy disorder or mpd.  Not finding much out there on a professional or layman...

Created By: jreb892 | 2010-06-01 10:47 | 327 Views | 0 Comments

I will sound like a jerk for saying this but acupuncture IS NOT AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT! It can have indirect effects that are helpfull, but NO REAL DIRECT EFFECTS. If you do something that lowers...

Created By: BH | 2010-05-26 22:16 | 367 Views | 0 Comments

I'm a 30 year old male, diagnosed with seizures over 23 years ago. When I was younger they would be absent spells while awake, and gradually moved to grand-mal during sleep. My mother mentioned...

Created By: thebettles | 2010-05-25 02:34 | 492 Views | 1 Comment

I just wanted to send my love out to all the wives and husbands out there who have stuck around!

I have been reading posts for a few days now and I am amazed at how many couples are...

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Created By: Rainbowbrite | 2010-05-23 15:54 | 495 Views | 1 Comment

Hi, I'm new to the site (have been reading quite a bit but this is my first post) and I was wondering if anyone knew if Vagus nerve stimulators could be used in people with bipolar disorder as...

Created By: Hewitts | 2010-05-11 06:58 | 440 Views | 0 Comments

I am new to this forum and I expect there are lots of references and posts from others interested in alternatives treatments.

 

I am the grandmother of a one year old...

Created By: katesisco | 2010-04-29 13:52 | 462 Views | 1 Comment

First ever seizure at 62 Thanksgiving day.  ER did EEG, MRI, thyroid untrasound. 

 

Neuro sent for 2nd EEG done 3.28.10   Two days now:  yesterday made financial mistake now...

Created By: Sunspyne | 2010-04-10 06:41 | 2810 Views | 2 Comments

I'm extremly curious because I've always been intersted in Binaural beats, mostly before I got diagnoised with epilepsy.

I figured if it can alter brain waves and such it may be useful,...

Created By: artbycynthia | 2010-04-08 13:48 | 1133 Views | 2 Comments
I have had been diagnosed with seizures for 25 years.  I do not use marijuana in my own therapy...
Created By: em239 | 2010-04-04 15:13 | 3237 Views | 8 Comments

Our 4.5 y.o. son was just diagnosed with childhood absence epilepsy. We go back and forth every day about starting Depakote, which our ped neuro prefers over Ethosuximide and Lamictal. We're...

Created By: adamssa@uwec.edu | 2010-01-23 18:53 | 928 Views | 3 Comments

A link:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/567073

 

Has anyone tried Vitamin D for their seizures, or anything...

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