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CBD OIL?Complementary And Alternative Therapies
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

What CBD products do you guys use? I take a capsule 1-2/day and I know I feel worse when I don't....

Complementary And Alternative Therapies
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I was wondering if anyone knows how I would begin to get CBD or Rick Simpson Oil which I’ve heard works wonderful for people Like me with generalized Grand Mal Epilepsy and have not had any luck with medication controlling my seizures

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Over that past 4 months ive researched a lot about CBD oil and the many health benefits from help controlling seizures, to migrains, pain, overall health ect, im even an associate for CTFO CBD, check… read more

Complementary Therapies
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Has anyone tried and complementary therapies such as massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture alongside their AED's to help with the side effects of their medications or just to help lower their stress levels to try and control their seizures? I've had acupuncture and absolutely hated it so I'm wondering if its worth trying anything else.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

The more you push yourself the farther you'll get, even if it's small steps. Those little things really do add up. Yoga did wonders for me. But I'm thinking of adding in protein powder shakes… read more

Complementary / Alternative Treatments
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Q. has anyone after a seizure begun to do involuntry twitching ? as well as muscle jerks ?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

yes, that has happened to me a few times but it shortly after went away

Complementary / Alternative Treatments
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Does anyone use medical marijuana (CBD oil) for treating juvenile myoclonic seizures? The medicine I take now doesn't completely work, and I'm seeking new treatment options.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Thanks for the info that's amazing! I could only wish but alas I'm still on big pharma drugs, but weaning off the pro levatiracetam, its a horrible drug that turns you into the type of person you… read more

Complementary / Alternative Treatments Has Anyone Had Experience With Using Cannabidiol, The Active Ingredient In Charlotte's Web?
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Has anyone had experience with cannabidiol, the active ingredient in Charlotte's Web?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Ok I am new at this but I take the low thc oil. I was on opiods for pain management. The key is to make sure you wean yourself off with the help of your dr or pharmacist. Don’t just stop taking your… read more

Complementary / Alternative Treatments
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

My daughter is almost 5, she takes keppra for her seizures. They are controlled very well but she has mood swings. Is there anything that would help her?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I take Dilantin and high amounts of B12 to keep depression at bay. I can really feel the difference the B12 makes. I think the meds really deplete your system on B vitamins.

Essential Oils And Epilepsy
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Does anyone have any information regarding the use of essential oils affecting epilepsy and triggering seizures?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

This is true and the essential oil brand I use has a warning leaflet in the packaging that some can exacerbate and cause seizures.
Any good aromatherapist should be aware of this

Mexidol (emoxypine) For Better Thinking
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Hi everybody! Hope that you've had a seizure free day today!
I wonder if anyone has been taking Mexidol for embettering your cognitive functions, short term memory loss for example. And if you did, please share how it worked with your anti-seizure drug.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

It seems to be a promising complimentary treatment for many epilepsy related conditions. I thought it would be an Rx not merely a supplement. I will have to try it out. I wonder if its even available… read more

I Have Some Questions For The Group.
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have been going through, what I could only describe as maybe. Mental health issues. Like depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia. I don't get much sleep through the week. The only meds I take are just for the seizures. I do worry about the other problems. But the side effects of some of the meds I've seen for some of those problems I mentioned. They are just so scary. My Dr, just seems to want to Practice [ medicine] it's that bad with him. I have been thinking I might need to… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I know about the self esteem issues, also dealing with that. I was telling a woman about my health issues a few months ago. How id been chasing my epilepsy for the last 20 yrs. Maybe she didn't… read more