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marijuana and epilepsy

Hi there. 25 yr old daughter has medicine resistant epilepsy. She has a VNS and RNS. Recent allergy to Lamictal. She has tried CBD oil but it did not work. Wondering if anyone has tried a certain type of Marijuana in baked goods for some relief from seizures, anxiety, auras.

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Hi,Thank you for posting and we understand your concerns.Prior to making any changes to her treatment plan it’s important you’re continuing to follow-up with her healthcare team, to determine what’s best for her and if she experiences any changes side effects, symptoms, seizure types/ frequency and behaviors. The effects and risks of so-called recreational drugs vary greatly, they may directly affect the brain and seizures or interact with seizure medications: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/triggers-seizures/drug-abuse                         It’s important that you discuss these questions further with her doctor, who can determine how marijuana may or may not affect her individual treatment plan. Learn more about medical marijuana and questions to review with her healthcare team, here: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/other-trea...’s common for those who are in caregiver role to feel overwhelmed. It’s important to remember that you are not alone, and it is just as important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well.https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/parents-and-caregivers  It can be helpful to connect with other parents who may have similar experiences, to ask questions, find & give support to each other, by visiting:  https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/parents-and-caregivers/parents-...  Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, or contactus@efa.org. epilepsy.com/helpline

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