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Stopping Epileptic Seizures Using Omega-3, Vitamin E, diet, and More

I run a website, ozville.org (major focus on epilepsy awareness). Recently I've been reading a lot about natural cures, health, nutrition.... and I have a few articles and resources I really want to share here. I lost someone dear to me, who was on seizure medication. Medication can be very helpful, but it's only treating a symptom. I'm really starting to elieve that with the proper nutrition, our bodies should work the way they were meant to. Anyway, I really think it's worth it to read these pages and consider the possibilities... :-)

 

http://epilepsyinanutshell.blogspot.com/2008/01/epilepsy-and-alternative...
Epilepsy in a Nutshell
A blog dealing with epilepsy. This specific post addresses alternative treatments, such as herbs and essential oils.

http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/10/57.cfm
Quiet a Short-Circuiting Brain
An interesting article on epilepsy associated with metabolic disorders. They go over the benefits of Vitamin E, the Ketogenic Diet, and food triggers.

http://www.healingwithnutrition.com/edisease/epilepsy/vitamins.html
Published Research on Vitamin E, Manganese, and Taurine in Epilepsy
A short page on the results of several studies on Vitamin E, manganese, and taurine.

http://www.healthsentinel.com/org_news.php?event=org_news_print_list_ite...
Stopping Epileptic Seizures Using Omega-3, Vitamin E, diet, and More
A really good page on just what it says – Stopping epileptic seizures using omega-3, vitamin E, diet, etc. Recommended reading! (just like all the other articles I post)

http://www.doctoryourself.com/epilepsy.html
DoctorYourself- Epilepsy
A story of one woman who reduced her dependency on anti-seizure drugs with magnesium.




 

Comments

I believe that nutrition is

I believe that nutrition is very important. Good nutrition and a healthy diet without a doubt will make you feel better and may relieve some of your symptoms of epilepsy. But... I have a few concerns with some of the above articles and I read them thoroughly. First, I am medical minded and I am sorry for that. I am a nurse and so I am going to pick just one thing form above. Let's say Magnesium. Magnesium is great and if you are low in it you may have more seizures but I also know that if you take too much of it (mega doses) and don't let your body flush it out it could be dangerous. I can't imagine a doctor suggesting that. UHHH! But a doctor isn't! It is just an average person! Well, that's good! We should all follow that advice, right? No! I would take some of the advice and leave the rest. Use your head.

Re: I believe that nutrition is

Wow, that was incredibly rude.  And you know what thats just, your opinion.  If you dont agree with it then why reply?  Or if you feel you must reply, do it in a respectful manner, everyone has right to there own opinions, just as you do, but you dont have to be disrespectful about it.  I agree with this intial posting, I believe that if our diets and the foods we consumned were on track, none of us would have any medical problems, but then you go back to all the chemicals and unnatural things that are put into everything and theres no wonder why we have so many illnesses and diseases going around that no one knows how to cure...just to give you a bandaid (medicine) to put over it, instead of getting to the root of the problem and treating that.  Anyways...

I'm on this wesbite because last December my son was playing tug-of-war, fell and hit his head on the sharp pointy end of a wooden toy box, he hit it in the very back right were your first vertebrae is.  Right after this we started noticing him staring off and blinking his eyes for about 2-3 seconds.  We took him to get an EEG and CAT scan which confirmed Petit Mal/Absence Seizures.  My Husband and I do not have any history in either of our families of seizures of any form.  The 1st Neurologist wanted to put him on a medicine that could cause a "life threathening" rash, and he would have to be checked head to toe everyday for at least a month to make sure nothing was developing.  We never filled that prescription.  We got a 2nd opinion.  This Neurologist recommened Keppra, which she said had the lowest side effects.  She didnt mention 1 of the side effects could be suicidal thoughts or actions.  A very good friend of mine recommened a Chiropractor.  We went to the Chiropractor and she did an X-ray, which showed his top vertebrae was out of place, and this is the vertebrae that the brain stem goes through, so of course the brain stem was out of place too.  She then referred me to a Specialist, who is also a Chiropractor, whom could help us further.  Needless to say he's been a miracle in our lives!  BUT...the Neurologist were under wanted a 24 hr EEG...which then she upped his meds.  NOW my son is having trouble in school, gettting detention, clowing around in class, not listening, being basically disrespectful, BEACUSE OF THE BANDAID....I TOTALLY regret putting him on ANY medication.  She will not tell me how to wean MY OWN child off this medication so I can try a holistic approach, screw lawsuits and all that, ALL I want is to heal my child from these seizures, I'm not out for anything else, I just want him healed and naturally, not chemically...this is his life not a lab rat.  He only has 1 and his health, and thats not something I'm willing to play the guessing game with!  I'm thinking, wow I bet EVERY prescription a doctor writes he or she gets compensated for in some way!  I sat in the room with the Neurologist for TEN MINUTES and she decided then he was in "urgent" need for meds.  SEEKING NEW HOLISTIC APPROACH...NOT THE MEDICAL FIELD...oh and now, the Neurologist will not talk to me on the phone.  These seizures were brought on by a hit to the head, they are NOT genetic, therefore, through the right means, he can be healed.   Going to this new Chiropractor, getting adjustments and Aricqular (spelling?) thearpy, we've seen a reduction in the seizures, and a dramatic change in my son, he has alot more energy!  So dont tell me that the holistic, the nautral approach wont help!   Any suggestions on any other natural approaches?

Re: I believe that nutrition is

I think that taking care of your body is one of the most important things a person could do whether or not they have a chronic disorder.  I have had epilepsy since I was 14 years old.  I have been on many different types of medication (including the one that causes the potentially "life threatening rash") and I have learned that it can take a long time to find a medication that works for your body and lifestyle. 

When I was first diagnosed I was put on Epival and it was a good medication for me until I decided I wanted to have children.  Epival has a number of side effects for the person taking it, but far worse effects and implications for an unborn baby!  I was taken off of this and after some trial-and-error, eventually put onto both Clobazam and Topomax.  Even with both of these medications, I needed to take care of myself by eating well and getting a good night sleep.  My two pregnancies were difficult.  I had 4 seizures during EACH pregnancy.  After my second child was born (and I decided to stop having children) I was having more difficulty with my epilepsy again.  My doctors decided that they would ADD Epival back to the list of medication that I was taking.  This was difficult for me and my husband because the large amount of medications I was on slowed my thinking process and I was still having breakthrough seizures.  

At this point my extended family was also concerned about my care and I was taken to another specialist.  This was someone who specialized in seizure disorders, not just neurology.  There is a BIG difference and even my neurologist admits that this was the right place to go, considering the troubles I was having.  This specialist brought me into the hospital to be monitored by EEG for a period of 7 days.  It was one of the most trying weeks of my life but I am very greatful to have had the opportunity to learn more about my condition.  Near the end of my 7 days I was put onto Keppra.  I was taken off ALL of my other medications.  Since then I have been more alert and have experienced no new side effects!  I am still having some difficulties, but I am confident that with a balanced diet, excersize AND my medication, I can lead a normal life.

My trepidation stems from my son (our second child) and our recent discovery that he also has epilepsy.  I have done a lot of research on epilepsy over the years, have heard about people who claim to be able to control their episodes by purely holistic methods, but I still trust the team of doctors far more!  I understande how frustrating it can be to watch a child be put on medication and experience side effects.  Our son went back almost six months worth of progress in his development when he started his medication!  He lost words, stopped walking straight and had co-ordination issues.  We were crushed, but he was already eating right and being as active as a small child could be.  We recently had another appointment with his pediatric neurologist and his medication has been changed to Keppra.  While we were there we also participated in a study to see WHY he might be having the side effects that he did.  Even though we are changing his medication, we know that it will help OTHER children if the doctors can learn why.  The only side effect we have been warned of with Keppra, that won't go away with time, is an increase in aggression.  We know that if this DOES become a problem that our team of doctors will help us find something else that will work.

In talking to my son's doctor and his nurses, I know that some types of child epilepsy can be treated by a special diet, but it is NOT RIGHT FOR EVERYONE!   It is only recommended for children who do not respond well to medication and it can be just as difficult (if not more so) than taking medication.  I know that most parents do not enjoy seeing their children take medication, and that sometimes it can take a lot of wrong solutions to find the right one, but it really is in the best interest of the children to listen to the options given to us by their doctors.  They have experience in dealing with these conditions and from what I have seen, will always look out for the best interest of their patients.

Re: I believe that nutrition is

Lovebug, I do agree you have to be careful with supplements but I believe they do help. Doctors want to push pills more than anything else since that is what puts money in their pockets. If it was not for the drug companies what would doctors do??

My son is 11 and was dx with BRE at age 8. He has been seizure free going on 10 months now. he takes vitamin B100 from Trader Joes, Omega 3-6-9 from Nordic Naturals and Aloe Vera juice from PharmAloe. He has taken Natural Calm (magnesium) in the past but has not had it for the past couple months. He did not like the taste so we quit for now.

People need to research and try different things instead of relying on the pill pushers.

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Stopping Epileptic Seizures Using Omega-3, Vitamin E, diet, etc

In over 38 of having epilepsy I have never used any AEDs to control it,  only B vitamins (mainly vitamin B6).

My story alone with some interesting links can be found at the following URL:

EDITED BY EPI_HELP- please put your story here rather than link to another blog site. It's easier for the users of our community!

 **DO NOT ALTER ANY MEDICATION WITHOUT YOUR DOCTOR'S CONSENT**

Epileptic Seizures Using Omega-3, Vitamin E, diet, and More

I certainly am a proponent of looking at the whole person, but readers should be careful of some of these sites which propose to treat yourself and with substances that have not been tested. When people are lacking something, replacing it can be very helpful. But taking extra of some things can be very dangerous to other people. Also, some products labeled 'natural' can actually have harmful effects on seizures or interact with seizures meds.

So, please do your homework and look at references and talk to your doctor before starting or stopping any medication or product. Vitamins and supplements are medications too.

 Also, referrring to blogs on another site is not a good idea, unless it'a s clearly written article that is sourced.

Remember, blogs are usually opinions and experiences.

Epi_help,  Resource Specialist

I have not had a history of

I have not had a history of any adult seizures until last August of 2014. I had one, which prompted me to go first to ergent care, then to the emergency room. While at the emergency room I had two more, and was promptly placed under hospital care. I do not remember going to either places, nor do I remember the few days after. I just remembered waking up in the hospital not knowing how I got there, and how many days I was there. The doctors couldn't figure out why or how I got them, even after all the brain scans. A little back story might help:I had just quit a daytime job and was transitioning to a job that was an overnight shift. I had been taking a lot of five hour energy shots to help me cope with the transition, and that's when I had it, in my sleep. My partner said he woke me up, and told me I had one, fallen on the floor next to the bed, eventually biting my tounge causing major bleeding all over the rug; even though he had never seen one before. The doctor that saw me put me on Keppra. I hated it. The best way to describe it (and don't ask me how I know), was it was like being on LSD, without all the bright, beautiful colors associated with the drug. I always felt out of place. My doctor then switched me over to Lamotrigine. Not sure what he told me exactly, just that he said something about talking the drugs for two years and that I could not drive until six months had past from my last seizure. During the transition to the new medication, he had me take a percentage of the first medication and another percentage of the second medication every few weeks or so, weening me off the first medication. During this time a had a minor seizure (one not turning into a grand mal). Since then I have been seizure free, and want off the meds all together. I attribute the initial seizure to the work time shift change and all the five hour energy shots I was taking to compensate. Can taking a lot of energy drinks in general cause seizures? Assuming that's the case, I stopped taking them soon after the first seizure, and haven't taken any energy drinks of any sort since then. I just want off this medication as I hate the side effects, and the hassle of taking it twice a day. Any thoughts?Thanks! James R.

How I Was CURED After 15

How I Was CURED After 15 years of Seizures and Complicated Medications.Is a great privilege to be alive and share this information with everyone out there, as I believe this will surely help someone out there. Thank you Admin for sharing.I was diagnosed of tonic-clonic grand-mal seizure 30 years ago. It became a life of medication for 15 years. My job was affected; I was no longer permitted to drive. I went through pains of depending on someone to help me up everything the seizure came. To avoid further injury to my spine, and head injury, i started using wheelchair. My legs were perfect, but the frequency of my seizures, made my doctor suggest a wheelchair to save me from further injuries resulting from falls. Seizures were hell, but the medications I was placed on, became a serious battle. Complications, severity of pains, it also affected my Liver. Couldn’t stop because, of what might happen if I do. I lived in fear for years. I was caged, by epilepsy. What I enjoyed doing was taken away from me by seizure. I became desperate for a cure. I believe when one is pushed to the wall, the only option is to fight back. I went everywhere, foundation, made friends, listened to stories, went online searched blogs and read comments. God favored me when I saw a blog that mentioned a Herbal doctor that his medication cured a lot of people. I visited his blog and contacted him.Today it has all become a past. I cured my epilepsy using HILTON anti-seizure herbal medication. I believe everything is possible if we are desperate enough for a change. My name is Harry I’m seizure free again after 15 years. If you are going through seizures or epilepsy, believe me I know how you feel, I have been there. I cured mine through HILTON herbal medication, I'll encourage you try this medication; I believe it will work for you. Follow this link where I saw the information that changed my life. www.seizurecure.blogspot.comor just write to him via drajaymohanbose@gmail.com

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FREE FROM GRAND-MAL SEIZURESIt is an honor to share this testimony, to tell the world my breakthrough story. I want to appreciate God for such privilege and also a thank you to the Admin of this great page. I hope this will help someone going through pain out there.I was 17 years old when I was diagnosed of tonic-clonic seizure; and suffered from it for 15 years. It became so frequent; I had more than 200 seizures in a day. I was having emotional difficulties dealing with the diagnosis; my social life was extremely affected. Every time I had seizures, my life was put on hold. Before my eyes my dreams to be an NBA star was crashing down. I took all prescribed recommended western medication for recovery and had all manner of complications, in my liver. I gave up on taking such medications and wanted something that will not add to my problem which was hard enough to deal with. I did rapid search on where I could find a cure; I was tired of Pharm treatment and ready to deal with my situation. Fortunately for me, I saw a testimony of herbs used in curing epilepsy without complications, I did further finding, contacted the Dr. used his herbal medication within a space of 1month, my frequent seizures disappeared, the progress has remained after 3 years, till now, i have not had seizures, not even for a single day.If you are tired of Pharm meds and its complications and seriously in need of seizure free life,take a step! You may read up his blog for more information via www.seizurecure.blogspot.comyou could just write via drajaymohanbose@gmail.com

My daughter is 5 years old

My daughter is 5 years old and has been healthy, and has been developing at a normal rate. I heard  a loud thud. I found my daughter  on the floor. There was vomit on the bed and my daughter  was on the floor. It lasted 15 minutes. It was so scary. she was jerking very violently, and his eyes were rolling in the back of his head. It was horrible.  No one should have to see their child like that,  my doctor is saying she's had seizures. she had an mri ,an EEG,they did a spinal tap. After returning from the hospital, my daughter experienced vomiting, I could not bear to see my daughter going through this problem at the early age of her life. I read a lot of fake testimonies at blogs, facebook and website of people that was cured from seizure with the help of a herbal doctor  I have even been scammed severally, I explain to my friend about my daughter symptom and she told me that i shouldn't worry, she gave me a contact of a doctor called lawson I met Lawson in Chicago and i contact him. I Explain about my daughter symptom, I made an order of his medicine.. I followed his instruction, His medicine has change my daughter health in less than 3 month she is totally free from seizures and vomiting, my daughter is cured from seizure. you can contact him on this e-mail: dr.lawson52@gmail.com thank you.

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WOW ALL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS I HAVE NEVER BELIEVE IN HERBAL REMEDIES.  my son have been a patient of epilepsy . I had tried a lot of anti viral med prescribed to me by doctors over how many years now but I could not see any improvements in my son symptoms. One day while going through the internet , i got to know about this great Herbal Dr who uses his herbal remedies in curing people from epilepsy,quickly i contacted him and he prepared a herbal medication for my son which i received and he used it as instructed by dr williams. After few weeks the improvement were very visible. the sleepiness and the abnormal behavior stooped ,on thing now he is so full of life. I would recommend this to all my friends,families,around the globe suffering from epilepsy.you can contact him through his email on drwilliams098675@gmail.com.for advice and for his product THANKS TO YOU ONCE AGAIN DR WILLIAMS

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WHAT A GREAT MIRACLE THAT I HAVE EVER SEE IN MY LIFE. My names are DavidClara I’m a citizen of United Kingdom, My younger sister was sicking ofbreast cancer and her name is David Sandra I and my family have taking herto all kind of hospital in UK still yet no good result. I decided to go tothe internet and search for cancer cure so that was how I find a ladycalled peter Lizzy she was testifies to the world about the goodness of aherbal man who has the root and half to cure all kind of disease and theherbal man email was there. So I decided to contact the herbal man for myyounger sister help to cure her breast cancer. I contacted him and told himmy problem he told me that I should not worry that my sister cancer will becure, he told me that there is a medicine that he is going to give me thatI will cook it and give it to my sister to drink for one week, so I ask howcan I receive the cure that I am in UK, he told meThat I will pay for the delivery service.  The courier service cantransport it to me so he told me the amount I will pay, so my dad paid forthe delivery fee. two days later I receive the cure from the courierservice so I used it as the herbal man instructed me to, before the weekcomplete my sister cancer was healed and it was like a dream to me notknowing that it was physical I and my family were very happy about themiracle of Doctor so my dad wanted to pay him 5 million us dollars theherbal man did not accept the offer from my dad, but I don't know why hedidn't accept the offer, he only say that I should tell the world about himand his miracle he perform so am now here to tell the world about him ifyou or your relative is having any kind of disease that you can't get fromthe hospital please contact dr.sakuraspellalter@gmail.com or whatsapp him+2348110114739 <+234%20811%20011%204739>   for the cure, he will help you out with theproblem. And if you need more information about  the doctor you can mail medavidclara223@gmail.com or whatsApp me +1(6)31906022

Get on something besides

Get on something besides depakote. My daughter has a genetic condition and for some reason depakite is a huge no no with her disease... Alpers. It causes liver failure. 

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Natural herbs can cure

Natural herbs can cure epilepsy, I had epilepsy for over 14 years, i have spent a lot money getting drugs from the hospital to keep me healthy, I went to many hospitals for cure but there was no solution, One day I was in the office going through the internet when I saw a post about Dr Joseph herbal medicine on how he cure a Lady from Kansas who was suffering from HIV and she listed Epilepsy as list of illness Dr Joseph can as well cured I contacted him with epilepsy Cure solution, I email him. He told me the things I need to do and also give me instructions to take, which I followed properly. Before I knew what is happening after two weeks To my greatest surprise after patiently going according to instruction given to me by Dr Joseph, my epilepsy was cure, I want to say a big thanks to Dr Joseph who God have sent to heal his people with his natural medicine I pray that God will bless you for the good work you are doing.for all who are still suffering from this illness, you can also contact him through his email on :;; joseph.healinghome@gmail.com  like they say his herbal remedy is the only permanent solution to Seizure. He Can as well cure the following... Herpes Virus, HIV/Aids, Hepatitis A/B, Shingles, Cold Sore, Epilepsy, Wart, Lupus, Diabetes, Men/Woman Infertility, Seizure, Cancer all types.  

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