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23 and about to go crazy


Note: I have tonic clonic seizures. No warning. Every two weeks to a month. Luckily I am a little past a month right now though!

So, we can neither raise or lower my medications (lamictal, tegretol, depakote) and changing any of them isn't a good idea because my body doesn't like avoiding side effects. They raised my tegretol and my body took my levels so high up that it was overdosing me and I was one dose away from death. They raised my depakote and I was shaking like crazy. I couldn't even hold a pen still enough to write. They raised my lamictal and I started getting light headed then feeling the same way I felt at the being of the raised tegretol dosage, so luckily that was put back down before it go worse. Of course, if any of it is lowered then I'll have more seizures. Since we can't touch my medication, I'm being put on the Adult Modified Atkins Diet (less strict, adult version of the Ketogenic Diet). I'm starting either tomorrow or Tuesday. I feel like this is going to drive me crazy. Please give me some low-carbs ideas or recipes. I'm only allowed 20g net carbs a day.


Hi and welcome I read your

Hi and welcome I read your post and had to think some. All the medications you are taking are good medications. I also saw they increasing any of your medications causes effects which are not good. As for the modified atkins diet it can help with some people. I also know that it is almost as strict as the ketogenic diet. Have yo uand your neurologist discussed other medications which can control seizures other tehn those you are taking now? I ask that because the medications you are on have been used for many years. There have been other medications created since depakote came out that work and have fewer side effects. If you check you will find a lot of them. If a medication is approved for partial seizures don't think it is just for partial seizures. I say that becasue once it is aproved for use for that seizure the testing still goes on for other kinds of seizures and coupling that medication with other s for all kinds of seizures. If you are going on the diet they should have information of the kinds of foods you can eat. Which might have recipes in it. Once you have the foods you can then start looking for recipes that can help you stay below the 20g net carbs

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