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Is Doing A Juice Cleanse Dangerous For Seizures?

Is Doing A Juice Cleanse Dangerous For Seizures?

I have been thinking of doing a three-day juice cleanse, but it just crossed my mind it could be bad for seizure control after the pamphlet mentioned it was important to still ingest sodium while doing the cleanse. Has anyone had experience with, or done, a juice cleanse before? None of the juices have grapefruit in them, it is a mix of fruits, veggies, and coconut milk. Thanks!!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i have a lot of intermittent fasting and different juice cleanser every couple of months. my juice of choice is cranberry. the hole 3 day juice fast is too much for me. i do a 24 hour juice fast or… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Avoid Foods

Avoid Foods

I have been advised to avoid certain types of cheese like blue vein and certain nuts because these can trigger seizures. Anyone else been told to avoid these or other foods?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

MY daughter does just fine until we give her sugar or nuts and then she has several seizures that night. Its crazy, I am keeping a food diary now to see it I can confirm that is what is happening.

posted about 1 month ago

Medical Choices For Epilepsy

Medical Choices For Epilepsy

is anyone out there on medical marijuana for their epilepsy?
If so how well does it help?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My doctor knows I smoke marijuana. It makes me calm and less stress. It wont raise my blood pressure.

posted 4 months ago

Does People Have Seizures In Their Sleep?

Does People Have Seizures In Their Sleep?

It most happens early morning, im having a seizure, losing my vision, headache, sickness, dont realise it happening until i wake up. It like im unconousious because i dont know where i am for a few secoud. Im gone completely blind so i dont know what in doing until i have to shout for one of my parents. I dont always shout i do tend to go through it on my own.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I wore a cap of electrodes a while back. They only saw a few 3-5 second seizures at night. I did have a longer one observed by a friend a while back. They had said if the Epidiolex did not work, they… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Swallowing Medications Without Water?

Swallowing Medications Without Water?

Does anyone take their medications without water?
The reason why I ask is because I constantly see actors in tv shows ,movies who just grab their pills and swallow without drinking any water and I'm thinking does anyone ever do that in real life because honesty if I even tried that I would probably choke or have that uncomfortable feeling that something is stuck in my throat.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No way

posted 4 months ago

Does Anyone Find That Post-seizure, There Are More Frequent Trips To The Washroom ?

Does Anyone Find That Post-seizure, There Are More Frequent Trips To The Washroom ?

I have absence seizures and find that almost immediately after - and for the remainder of the day - that i frequently need to use the washroom after. Does anyone else have this experience /understand why this medically occurs? Thank you !

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have had the same result ,due to my muscles tighten up and body out of control I figured it was a normal!I also drink alot of water,no coke or other brands of cola my doctor said it cause me kidney… read more

posted 2 months ago

Any Suggestions For Cold Medicine?

Any Suggestions For Cold Medicine?

I learned the hard way last night that i cant take just any cold medicine. Im all congested and not sure what i can take now.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

What’s ever in my med cabinet. I also keep cough drops ( HALLS ) near by me during the Winter months

edited, originally posted 7 months ago

Medicine Dosage

Medicine Dosage

Hey everyone, my doctor just recently increased my meds how do you adjust to the dosage in the first couple of weeks thanks?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It’s up to the Dr. on whether or not he/she increases your med dosage. When you get your blood levels checked, that will tell your Dr. , whether or not the med get increased or not. It’s even possible… read more

posted 6 months ago

Anyone Taking MAGNESIUM Supplements?

Anyone Taking MAGNESIUM Supplements?

I started taking a magnesium supplement about 10 days ago. It seems to be helping my cognitive functioning and sleep. Anyone else tried magnesium? Did it help?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes it is of utmost importance and taking vitamin B complex if you take Epilim is very important

posted almost 5 years ago

Epilepsy Centers

Epilepsy Centers

Has anyone ever been to or had experience with an epilepsy center/hospital that specializes in that? I have an appointment with one, and I am pretty nervous about it. I am looking forward to getting some answers, but I am also nervous for what may lie ahead of me. My neurologist has recently told me that she fears my seizures are becoming "medicine resistant", and I don't have to be a doctor to know that they have been much more frequent in the past two years than they have been most of my life… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My last In hospital EEG , They allowed family family visits, in between certain hours of the day.

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago