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Switching from Keppra to CBD Oil

Hello everyone!
My name is Julia , and I am 19 years old. I have been doing some research for a long time, and have kind of given up with doctors, and was just hoping to get some advice from other people.
Anyways, I got my first seizure when I was a freshman in high school, and was sent to the hospital. They said everything was fine, and that all the tests they ran came back completely normal, so no medication was needed. The doctor even said if I get another one, to not worry about it. Well fast forward to junior year I got sick with the flu, and was taking various forms of antihistamines (dayquil/nyquil/theraflu). I guess I was taking too much medication, so I ended up having 2 seizures. My mom called 911 and I was sent to the hospital. When they were wheeling me to get an MRI, I had another seizure. So they ended up giving me an IV to stop my seizures. And then they asked my mom if we would like to get me started on some medication. Not knowing any better, we agreed to keppra. And I started out taking 500 mg twice a day. From the very beginning, I began to have mood swings (very angry and upset), fatigued, not able to focus, and weight gain that lead to my depression. Eventually I had enough, even though I didn't have any seizures while taking keppra, I had asked to switch medication. So they suggested that I try vimpat. Even worse. The first day that I took it, I almost immediately had a seizure. And my mom did not like the idea of me having another one, so we switched back keppra the next day. So eventually I gave up and stayed on keppra for a while. I asked my doctor later on (about a year) if I was able to get off/lower my medication, and he told me no, not until I have been seizure free for like 5 years. But I refused to listen, and demanded to try to get completely off. So I began to lower my medication to 250 mg twice a day instead of 500 mg twice a day. Everything was good, then lowered it to 250 mg once a day. Everything was fine, until I was on my final day of being completely off, and I had a seizure. So my doctors told me that since I was fine on the 250 mg twice a day, to keep me on that amount. So that is what I stayed on, and am currently on. So basically I again, became seizure free for the whole time until one night I went to my friends house, and she had cat that I didn't know about, and I am very allergic. Not knowing that benadryl was an antihistamine, I had another seizure. Everything was fine, just had one and done. But feel as if I know what the causes of my seizures are- antihistamines (and the vimpat...), and I strongly believe that I do not need medication. The amount of depression (somewhat caused by weight gain) that I constantly feel is not healthy, and I will do just about anything to get off of pharmaceutical medication. I hear a lot of good things about CBD oil, and how some people are able to get completely off their medication while using CBD when weaning off. I understand that my situation is minor, and that the amount of keppra I take is very low, but I still would like to try to get off medication. And I would not want to try switching/mixing different anti-seizure medication. I was just wondering if anyone has had any luck with CBD oil, or has any advice for me regarding getting completely off of medication, since I haven't really heard anyone that has a similar situation like me before. Thank you in advance!

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HEY I didn't want to take

HEY I didn't want to take meds either. But it seems that many people HAVE to take them for something they have to live with. Epilepsy is only one of many different ailments that are controlled by medications..Now as to your medication and getting off it. Each person has a threshold for everything that hits them. Seizures are just one issue. So your seizure threshold may be higher then other peoples which is why you need a lower dosage them most people. You got down to 250 once a day. which was good. But you didn't know that seizure medications build up a therapeutic level in your body. That level is to keep you from having a breakthrough seizure if a dose is laken late or even missed. After the last pill is taken you still have that therapeutic level of that dosage in your body. Which takes about 3 weeks to get completely out of your system. So you need to take the medication as directed and if things go right and you haven't had a seizure for a few years have your neurologist run a long EEG to see if there are any abnormalities. (spikes, waves, epileptiforn or seizure activity)CBD oil has helped some people and testing is still being done on it. But it is still illegal in some states. Which means getting and using it may be a problem for many people

I have successfully weaned

I have successfully weaned myself off lamictal with CBD oil.  I have temporal lobe seizures, and I don't lose consciousness.  I use charlottes Webb CBD that has little to no traceable THC (and is legal in all 50 states).  My highest dose was 200mg lamictal twice daily.  The side effects were unbearable.....I would rather have seizures! I slowly lowered my meds as I increased my CBD oil.....it was a lot of guess work and trial and error because I had no one to guide me through it. So far, I'm seizure free and taking CBD tincture sublingually morning and night.

That's amazing! Thank you so

That's amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. Now I don't feel so alone, and have some hope:) Do you mind if I ask you a couple questions regarding the CBD oil?Does it cause weight gain? Because that is one of the many reasons why I am wanting to stop Keppra. And when I asked one of my many neurologists, he told me that CBD causes weight gain. Is this true?And how long did it take you to completely wean off of your medication? Did you lower the dosing every week or so?

CBD has not caused any weight

CBD has not caused any weight gain for me so far.  The kind I am taking (charlotte's web) has no traceable THC, so I think that the THC might be the appetite part of things ;). I started weaning myself slowly, dropping my dosage every 2 weeks and simultaneously increasing my CBD tincture.  I had absolutely nothing to guide me, so I went really slow and kept really detailed notes on my symptoms (or lack of). The entire weaning off process took about 2 1/2 months.

please don't stop seizure

please don't stop seizure meds and go onto cbd oil by yourself.. It sounds like you first need to see an epilepsy specialist and clarify the diagnosis, seizure type, and what medicine is best. There are certainly many other medicines that would work well for you but that depends on type of seizures.Also, while some people report doing well on cbd and one report just came out on a double blind study, many do not do well and it does have side effects and drug interactions. Even if anonymous below said she or he did okay, do not take advice from an anonymous source on the internet, especially not on your health. Please read on the legality of it - it's not legal in all states and can not be carried across state lines. Learn more by looking at this page- http://cqrcengage.com/efa/medical-cannabisCannabis is a medication and needs to be treated and taken seriously. 

Julia, I am glad you shared

Julia, I am glad you shared this. I am going through the same thing with my down syndrome daughter. Keppra has kept her from having seizures but the hallucinations of seeing people that aren't there are so disturbing. She constantly See's people and talks to them and sometimes it gets very emotional for her because they scare her or make her angry and she yells at them. My concern for her getting upset and afraid I contacted the Dr and he prescribed her trileptal, that cause her to have a seizure and the jerks so I stopped that and put her back on Keppra, seizure free again but still seeing people, now I am very confused to what to do because the Dr when I took her back in asked me was I sure she was even having seizures. Now I still have her on Keppra but I'm wondering if I could give her a little CBD oil to calm her down some. Thanks again for sharing.

Hey Julia,I'm glad I found

Hey Julia,I'm glad I found your post because this situation applies to me as well!  I had my first seizure at 16 and have only had 3 total in my lifetime (none for the last 3-4 years).  I started with depakote but that was awful and made me so depressed.  I changed to 500mg 2x a day (1000mg total) of IR keppra, but it frustrates me because every doctor I've talked to does not even seem willing to discuss the possibility that it may be something else - all MRI's, EEG's, and CAT scans have always come back 100% normal.  I had severe hypoglycemia as a kid and may have some form of diabetes (never checked unfortunately), and each seizure I had was related to rigorous physical activity without eating.  I don't think that's the only cause but no one is even willing to consider it - just as you said it's always "just take the medicine or try something else." With that being said, I've done a lot of research on CBD recently (not that the internet is always the best source of information, I know).  It seems to be helpful to many people but I'm afraid to stop taking keppra altogether as I have not had a seizure for years and don't want to have another one.  I truly believe I don't need the medicine, but the last one I had was a result of me being stupid and saying "I don't need this!" and stopping cold-turkey (took about 2 weeks for me to have one after that).  I hate the side effects of keppra, which makes me feel like a zombie and go through random angry mood swings - I am not that kind of person!  I would rather not take any sort of chemical if I don't have to and would prefer a natural alternative.  I recently found a few articles which state that CBD can actually NEGATIVELY interact with AED meds like keppra by blocking or using the same liver enzymes that keppra does.  I think the long-term answer for me would be to stop keppra and only take CBD... but that is a terrifying thought.Have you had any luck with this or talked to anyone else who could give you insights on this?  I'd love to know! Thanks!

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Hi Bryan, please see my

Hi Bryan, please see my response to Julia, maybe some of that info. is something you can use. - Thank goodness your tests are normal. Be grateful, the alternatives they find are brain tumors and MS.- Just because your tests are normal doesn't mean you don't have epilepsy, it just means they don't yet know which REGION of the brain they're coming from. In other words, which type of epilepsy do you have? My tests were normal too (yes!!) but on e showed slowing in my temporal lobe - which matches my symptoms. WHAT TYPE of epilepsy do you have? If that hasn't been figured out then you may need to work with your doctor or switch doctors til that diagnosis is complete. It is imperative in order to prescribe best treatment options.- Find a doctor who will help you find the med. that works for you. Some of them have mood stabilizers that can help some of the epilepsy brain issues.Best luck!!

Anonynous, you are not alone.

Anonynous, you are not alone...as you can see there are plenty of people going through the same thing.  I may be on the wrong site as I have brain cancer and have had seizures in the past. I was looking to switch OFF of Keppra and I am exploring CBD option.  I have been taking it for week and it seems to help. I will follow your lead and lower dosage from 500/2 a day, to 750 a day for a couple of weeks then lover to 500/day then perhaps to 250 in a couple more weeks.  Thank you for your post, i never considered this option.  I also take steroid called Dexamethazone, real small dose 2.5 mg a day but may go every other day just to try it. I will be increasing my CBD as well.  CBD is actually legal all over the world....Good Health and God's Blessings to All.Wade

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CANNABIS helps to counter the issues of the meds

Hi. Please tell me what is

Hi. Please tell me what is absent seizures. Also were you able to find out about VNS therapy?

Most hate it if a patient

Most hate it if a patient researched or has an idea no matter what what they say or think is right. Plus they want to make money if you can treat yourself they don't make as much money sad but true in alot of cases

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I'm doing my research and

I'm doing my research and looking through post. Well I happen to sell CBD oil, from CTFO CBD. We have had many good positive reviews, we are here to satisfy our customers, and make quality Products, NOT quantity. We Do NOT use a heating extracting processes, how many do. We do a Co2 extract, we are : Made in the U.S.A, Non-GMO, GMP certified,only use all natural, all organic ingredients. Combination of both Isolate along with the full spectrum. Not all CBD oil is Created EQUAL. 67% in a blind test FAILED, what was on the label was NOT in the bottle. OURS PASSED with flying colors, because WE CARE! 

I'm doing my research and

I'm doing my research and looking through post. Well I happen to sell CBD oil, from CTFO CBD. We have had many good positive reviews, we are here to satisfy our customers, and make quality Products, NOT quantity. We Do NOT use a heating extracting processes, how many do. We do a Co2 extract, we are : Made in the U.S.A, Non-GMO, GMP certified,only use all natural, all organic ingredients. Combination of both Isolate along with the full spectrum. Not all CBD oil is Created EQUAL. 67% in a blind test FAILED, what was on the label was NOT in the bottle. OURS PASSED with flying colors, because WE CARE! 

I'm doing my research and

I'm doing my research and looking through post. Well I happen to sell CBD oil, from CTFO CBD. We have had many good positive reviews, we are here to satisfy our customers, and make quality Products, NOT quantity. We Do NOT use a heating extracting processes, how many do. We do a Co2 extract, we are : Made in the U.S.A, Non-GMO, GMP certified,only use all natural, all organic ingredients. Combination of both Isolate along with the full spectrum. Not all CBD oil is Created EQUAL. 67% in a blind test FAILED, what was on the label was NOT in the bottle. OURS PASSED with flying colors, because WE CARE! 

I’m in the same boat with

I’m in the same boat with same frustrations. Did you get off the Keppra and on CBD?

I was also started on Keppra

I was also started on Keppra when I was first diagnosed with Epilepsy; I suffered the exact same side effects (e.g. extreme mood swing, weight gain, etc.) and was looking for other options. I switched to Lamotrigine (generic Lamictal) and it has been a game changer. I would suggest trying all of your prescription options before switching to something like CBD. There's something out there for everyone, it just might take some time to find it. 

Let me know man how it goes

Let me know man how it goes please. I’m on lamictal and depakote and need to try this just don’t know who to buy it from.

My dad was still having

My dad was still having seizures even on anti seizure meds.  I got him on CBD oil and he hasn't had one since. He was having at least one a day.  He got them after a few small strokes. They stated that it may have been from a head injury years ago. Without seizure meds he was having seizures bad, over 20 a day at least if not more.  The meds worked for three weeks and then he started getting them daily again.  He's been on CBD oil for about two months and hasn't had a single seizure and he's back to feeling better and talking normal.  It helps him sleep it helps with his heart.  It's crazy how true it is and how simple.  I was so worried.  It's worth trying them!  I never would have guessed but it completely works.

I HAVE HAD EPILEPSY FOR OVER

I HAVE HAD EPILEPSY FOR OVER 40 YEARS. I had stopped taking Keppra 500mg twice a day for 3.5 years. Had no seizure during those times. I had a little depression but anger and temperament;. I just started taking Keppra again. I am about to quit again because I was getting more angry and temperamental and short tempered. While I was off my keppraI try to set a schedule for everything. Ste a schedule for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Of course some snacks. I cut down salt and mainly SUGAR.  Tried to have my meal with a 2-hour window. Sleep time 7 days a week. I set my sleep time the same every day. All these changes I did without Keppra prevented me from having any seizure. It is tough to keep track of your daily sleep and meals. If you can't find the time to eat then have some nutrition snack on hand or from the store every 2-3 hours. Drinking water is also good. Try to stay away from caffeine drinks and product. If you like hot drinks then dring Green Tea.  All these helped me with my seizures, short-tempered and depression.  I am researching and waiting for a reply from my neurologist about the use of CBD oil verses Keppra

I HAVE HAD EPILEPSY FOR OVER

I HAVE HAD EPILEPSY FOR OVER 40 YEARS. I had stopped taking Keppra 500mg twice a day for 3.5 years. Had no seizure during those times. I had a little depression but anger and temperament;. I just started taking Keppra again. I am about to quit again because I was getting more angry and temperamental and short tempered. While I was off my keppraI try to set a schedule for everything. Ste a schedule for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Of course some snacks. I cut down salt and mainly SUGAR.  Tried to have my meal with a 2-hour window. Sleep time 7 days a week. I set my sleep time the same every day. All these changes I did without Keppra prevented me from having any seizure. It is tough to keep track of your daily sleep and meals. If you can't find the time to eat then have some nutrition snack on hand or from the store every 2-3 hours. Drinking water is also good. Try to stay away from caffeine drinks and product. If you like hot drinks then dring Green Tea.  All these helped me with my seizures, short-tempered and depression.  I am researching and waiting for a reply from my neurologist about the use of CBD oil verses Keppra

I am Willied. I was off

I am Willied. I was off Keppra on my own for 2.5 years. As long as I kept my meal and sleep time on the schedule I was seizure free.  Late last month I skipped lunch hoping to eat dinner at a party around 7-8pm.  The dinner got delayed. Around 8:30 my hands were shaking and I just walked out of the building with a bottle of water to get some fresh air. I was back to normal. I basically fought and took control of my seizure. I just got back to my Keppra. It causes me to be lazy, depressed, restless and more. I have had seizures for epilepsy for 44 years. But I am working full time and fighting it every day.  What suggestions do you have on CBD oil? Would it be safe to switch from Keppra 500mg twice a day to CBF oil?

My son started having

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Gloria, my daughter suffers from Seisures. What is the brand name of your CBD Oil and how much does it cost??

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Dear Julia, I use medical

Dear Julia, I use medical marijuana and Keppra to control my seizures. I’m a black belt in martial arts and do some form of physical activity everyday, even if it’s just a walk. I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2008. I stopped smoking marijuana (which I loved) in 2002 because of where alcohol and cocaine had left  me and misinformation from people addicted to coffee and cigarettes in Narcotics anonymous with other mental issues that had nothing to do with drugs (hypocracy$$$). But I did go back to college thanks to NA & Karate. I’m from the ghetto of the south Bronx nyc and  you have to sink or swim here.    I never had seizures but my younger brother who was born with Rubenstein Tabi Syndrome had severe Grand Mals that didn’t cease until I became a teen and started smoking cannabis around him. He loved it. I’m talking the 80’s when cannabis was treated by the police like crack!! Thank God I can look back & laugh now... I later found that Epilepsy is common in my unconnected family  that talks about once every ten years. Thank you slave segrageted South Carolina.  Anyhow, I got “self rightouse holier than thou” and put down everything including cannabis... life was and is great!! But then the stressful headaches  and seizures started 7-8 years later. Wife and children gone, job gone, mom died, and my little brother who was dying because of  complications from a condition he was born with and nursing home abuse from perverted “Medical Pracitioners”, was now my responsibility. Life is funny like that. I laugh to keep from having a seizure.  My advise to you Julia is to strap up and strap on. Everyone’s life is different and you have to do what works for you. I found through trial and error that I can get by with 500 mg of Keppra twice daily if I can smoke cannabis  without others becoming offended. Me personally, I don’t give 2 cents when it comes down to social exceptability or my life. But I try to respect others because I remember when I was on my NA BS, everyone who smoked cannabis was beneath me in my crazy world. I went back to college and it was the kids that taught me that cannabis stops seizures. I worked on my computer skills and did my own research. Knowledge is Power!! The rest is history! Today I’m seizure free for the most part, my car is parked, my bills are paid and I now work at that college library and because of the Information Age we now live in, my coworkers understand, accept, and love me for who I am without passing judgement. Long as I can do my job. Like I was saying, I can take one 500 mg tablet in the morn and one  b4 bed with some cannabis, and a nutritious diet, and go seizure free but because I’m an athlete and push my body hard sometimes, I now take 1000 mg of Keppra in the morn and the same at night along with cannabis. I tried lowering and eventually stopping Keppra to self medicate with cannabis but as soon as the stress of a cop stopping me again in the hood triggered a seizure, I went back to Keppra. I’m not suggesting that you do what I did but I am saying that you have to find and do what works for you. Not even the Epilepsy Foundation or these “Nuerologist” with all these degrees know enough about epilepsy yet. A disease which predates theBible and in which cannabis is prescribed on several occasions but Drs ignore. For me, java and a joint with Keppra and breakfast and for dinner, brown rice, turmeric curry rosemary chicken or goat, plenty of broccoli, okra, corn, beans  etc a joint, and plent of water excercise and rest. Meditation as well also helps. It works for me but I had to dig and search inside of me, not google for that one. Good Luck Julia. I’ll be praying for you. #seizure free #read Fyodor Dostoevsky’s work when you have time. He was a famous Russian writer that battled with epilepsy in Europe in the 1800’s b4 meds. Like Van Gogh, he expresses his life with epilepsy through his work/art. They had to find their own answers too and I now believe this led them to their Greatness!! I use to look at my Epilepsy as curse but now see it as a blessing. 50 and life is freaking great!!

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Dear Julia, I use medical

Dear Julia, I use medical marijuana and Keppra to control my seizures. I’m a black belt in martial arts and do some form of physical activity everyday, even if it’s just a walk. I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2008. I stopped smoking marijuana (which I loved) in 2002 because of where alcohol and cocaine had left  me and misinformation from people addicted to coffee and cigarettes in Narcotics anonymous with other mental issues that had nothing to do with drugs (hypocracy$$$). But I did go back to college thanks to NA & Karate. I’m from the ghetto of the south Bronx nyc and  you have to sink or swim here.    I never had seizures but my younger brother who was born with Rubenstein Tabi Syndrome had severe Grand Mals that didn’t cease until I became a teen and started smoking cannabis around him. He loved it. I’m talking the 80’s when cannabis was treated by the police like crack!! Thank God I can look back & laugh now... I later found that Epilepsy is common in my unconnected family  that talks about once every ten years. Thank you slave segrageted South Carolina.  Anyhow, I got “self rightouse holier than thou” and put down everything including cannabis... life was and is great!! But then the stressful headaches  and seizures started 7-8 years later. Wife and children gone, job gone, mom died, and my little brother who was dying because of  complications from a condition he was born with and nursing home abuse from perverted “Medical Pracitioners”, was now my responsibility. Life is funny like that. I laugh to keep from having a seizure.  My advise to you Julia is to strap up and strap on. Everyone’s life is different and you have to do what works for you. I found through trial and error that I can get by with 500 mg of Keppra twice daily if I can smoke cannabis  without others becoming offended. Me personally, I don’t give 2 cents when it comes down to social exceptability or my life. But I try to respect others because I remember when I was on my NA BS, everyone who smoked cannabis was beneath me in my crazy world. I went back to college and it was the kids that taught me that cannabis stops seizures. I worked on my computer skills and did my own research. Knowledge is Power!! The rest is history! Today I’m seizure free for the most part, my car is parked, my bills are paid and I now work at that college library and because of the Information Age we now live in, my coworkers understand, accept, and love me for who I am without passing judgement. Long as I can do my job. Like I was saying, I can take one 500 mg tablet in the morn and one  b4 bed with some cannabis, and a nutritious diet, and go seizure free but because I’m an athlete and push my body hard sometimes, I now take 1000 mg of Keppra in the morn and the same at night along with cannabis. I tried lowering and eventually stopping Keppra to self medicate with cannabis but as soon as the stress of a cop stopping me again in the hood triggered a seizure, I went back to Keppra. I’m not suggesting that you do what I did but I am saying that you have to find and do what works for you. Not even the Epilepsy Foundation or these “Nuerologist” with all these degrees know enough about epilepsy yet. A disease which predates theBible and in which cannabis is prescribed on several occasions but Drs ignore. For me, java and a joint with Keppra and breakfast and for dinner, brown rice, turmeric curry rosemary chicken or goat, plenty of broccoli, okra, corn, beans  etc a joint, and plent of water excercise and rest. Meditation as well also helps. It works for me but I had to dig and search inside of me, not google for that one. Good Luck Julia. I’ll be praying for you. #seizure free #read Fyodor Dostoevsky’s work when you have time. He was a famous Russian writer that battled with epilepsy in Europe in the 1800’s b4 meds. Like Van Gogh, he expresses his life with epilepsy through his work/art. They had to find their own answers too and I now believe this led them to their Greatness!! I use to look at my Epilepsy as curse but now see it as a blessing. 50 and life is freaking great!!

God put Rastafarians in my

God put Rastafarians in my life early long b4 Epilepsy came into my life, I now believe to prepare me for living as an epileptic years later. They taught me indirectly about cannabis, diet, turmeric/curry, thyme, garlic, & rosemary. All of which I later learned deter seizures. I always wondered why I never saw a Rasta Man having a seizure. I think I now know why, because of this ancient African secret. 

I am also on Keppra right now

I am also on Keppra right now.. not looking to get off completely but just lower the dosage because of the side effects. What kind of CBD oil do you use? Any advice while looking for cbd oil?Thanks in advance!

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Hi Bethani, If you are still looking for a good place to buy hemp oil I can help you. I work with an all natural bioscience company that has a full line of CBD/Hemp Oil products including full spectrum CBD/Hemp Oil that is water soluble and our extraction process is FDA approved. We receive so many testimonies on how our CBD/Hemp oil has helped changed so many lives. Helping people to live life on their own terms. My grandmother has epilepsy and she has started using our oil because she wants to slowly start reducing meds similar to Peggy and what she mentioned. You can send me an email reshayjohnson11@gmail.com to learn more about purchasing CBD/Hemp oil and about the oil within itself.

Hi Bethani, If you are still

Hi Bethani, If you are still looking for a good place to buy hemp oil I can help you. I work with an all natural bioscience company that has a full line of CBD/Hemp Oil products including full spectrum CBD/Hemp Oil that is water soluble and our extraction process is FDA approved. We receive so many testimonies on how our CBD/Hemp oil has helped changed so many lives. Helping people to live life on their own terms. My grandmother has epilepsy and she has started using our oil because she wants to slowly start reducing meds similar to Peggy and what she mentioned. You can send me an email reshayjohnson11@gmail.com to learn more about purchasing CBD/Hemp oil and about the oil within itself.

This is so good to hear that

This is so good to hear that something so natural has helped your father. I am a huge support of CBD oil it has so many benefits. Glad its able to help him.

I am a 46 year old mother of

I am a 46 year old mother of six. Just after Thanksgiving in 2011, I was 14 weeks pregnant with my last child and had my first seizure during my sleep. I have only had a handful of seizures over the past 7 years. I started out with 500 mg twice a day of Keppra/generic brand of Keppra. I did the normal tests, sleep study, EEG, even mri i think. I had another seizure and medication was increased to 1000 mg twice a day. I began being angry, easily irritated, severely depressed, anxiety (severe at times) even suicidal thoughts. I lost my job in October 2016 due to my attendance issues. With the depression and anxiety,  i didn't want to get out of bed, not even to work. I recently lowered my own dosage without medical advice.  Yes, very bad idea. I have only been taking a morning dosage of 1000mg of the genetic Keppra. I know the depression and anxiety are still there but not anywhere near what i was feeling. When i was taking the 2000 mg daily, I REALLY wanted to die. I never acted on it because I love my children. I don't know where the willpower came from to not act on it came from. By the grace of God, I'm still here in 2019. I, myself, am going to look into CBD oil. Best of luck with finding what works for you.

Dear JulisI am 38 and I was

Dear JulisI am 38 and I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2004. They started me off taking dilantin 100mg twice a day. I still was having seizures every week. Then they switched me to levetiracetam 250 mg twice a day. It worked for a couple of months then it stopped working completely. Then they switched it to 750mg levetiracetam twice a day. It worked for years and then it stopped. Now they got me on 750mg levetiracetam  twice a day and lamotrigine 500mg twice a day. I'm going on two years seizure free. I do have anger and sleep problems. Also I have 10mg of diastat 10mg just incase.

Hey I'm just curious if you

Hey I'm just curious if you have had any results from keppra and CBD? I currently have the same problem with absence seizures

Hi Julia, I have a severe

Hi Julia, I have a severe form of epilepsy due to brain injury and heredity. I have been researching and going through my own journey for two years now-CBD oil on its own did not stop my seizures. A combination of many cannabinoids took me from 20+ a day to none for months now. I suggest you try THCa as this has been the miracle for me-seizure free for almost a year. I was on 46 pills a day and Keppra was the last to go. Good luck to you! 

I urge you to check out

I urge you to check out Hometown Hemp! They have a website I believe but they are on Facebook!

so you know only 1 seizure

so you know only 1 seizure can kill you, be careful

What is a good CBD oil my son

What is a good CBD oil my son is having them and he is 2250 mg of keppra... he has real bad to were he eats his tongue.    Help

How to sensibly buy LEGAL CBD

How to sensibly buy LEGAL CBD oil? Because I got a letter saying customs have confiscated my package two times already and I’mpissed

Been there done that. The

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im trying the cbd wanting to

im trying the cbd wanting to get off keppra

Hi Bonnie,  this is Dr Acosta

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All of you keep mentioning

All of you keep mentioning CBD but never mention the strength.  Can someone please recommend a strength!

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