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IBS And Epilepsy

IBS And Epilepsy

Hi all

I read people with epilepsy are more prone to have IBS? Does anyone else have this problem?

It seems my epilepsy is the root of all my other health problems?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Paul, at this stage after 20 different types of meds and a surgery my epilepsy is under control but I have IBS and a leaky gut because of all the meds. And the problem with food, I know ham and lamb is a trigger. Gluten and lactose I'm allergic to so I avoid that but even if I avoid all the no-no's something still triggers it? Trial and error is a pain! Haha

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes i can relate. I am lactose intolerant, gluten, MSG, and Dye . It really limits what i can eat. @Wendall

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I do know when i had partial complex seizures prior to the right Temporal Lobe Labectomy citrus food would trigger a partial complex seizure. When i was in for the testing for it and the seizures stopped my doctor sent me a crate of oranges. To this day i don't eat much in the way of Citrus.@Wendall

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes I do..and I know what you mean.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm also on Topamax and @Lamictal. Looks like that the root of al my problems?

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago
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