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Marijuana And Epilepsy

Marijuana And Epilepsy

recently got diagnosed with epilepsy, im on 1000 mg keppra (twice a day) and ive been trying yo get used ti smoking again bc ive read where it helps with side effects of meds. ive obly been hitting a bowl like 2 or 3 times. has anyone had any experiences with this? any feedback helps, thank you!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I started using Cannabis to treat my severe chronic optical Migraines when I was 17. Recently I found out I have epilepsy. I have a service dog that alerts when I need to smoke or let's my husband know I'm going into a fit. A few puffs and it pulls me out of my episodes within 2-5 mintues after it began. I also have PTSD and it causes me to have panic attacks which sometimes leads to a fit. Cannabis also helps with that. The local dispensary recently handed panflits out about a study that was done about the use of Cannabis and CBD in the treatment of Epilepsy.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take a couple hits of marijuana in the morning with my coffee and at night before bed these are the times I also take my meds, onifi, briviact and keppra to ward off and relive me off the side effects of the medications and it has help me with my appetite and motivation a little more energy efficient during the day and controlling my anxitity and my temper along with meditation and at night it helps with my depression and insomnia. Helping me get a good and full 7 to 8hours of sleep without getting up all night.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I went years on keppra not smoking and had been put on an anxiety med. I started smoking a few years ago and am on a smaller anxiety dose, for me it has made a difference.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

As a smoker, I would definitely agree that it reduces some of the harsh effects of common meds. As someone who was on Keppra, I would also say that is among if not the harshest in both physical and psychological effects.
Add to that, marijuana was stigmatized and demonized for so long that we are just starting to find out actual scientific usefulness in regards to treatments of seizures and medications and so on.
Hope this is useful
Best of luck to you💜

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i have cbd oil every night. i think the cbd is the leafs of the marijuana plant. anyway be aware because some states has strict laws. my state can't do thc of any kind. and i don't get the smoking part of it. but that's just me and my option.

posted over 2 years ago
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