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  1. edepew151

    Suggestions for alternative treatments? PLEASE!!!

    Alright guys, I really need your help and opinions here. I have had partial and tonic clonic seizures for 13 years, and tried tons of meds in even more combinations and doses. If I miss one dose of my meds, I'm guaranteed to have a tonic clonic that day. My new doc was thinking I could have...
  2. F

    Some unrelated Qs (Driving, diet, pregnancy, homeopathy)

    Hi everyone! I went for a long hike today and had some questions swimming in my mind. I have generalized absence seizures and the rare grand mal. I was diagnosed at 12 and so have never driven. I am 27 now, and through college and for some years after, living in Boston suited me well because...
  3. T

    Eating/Drinking Causes/Prevents Seizure

    Does not eating/drinking well/enough make it easier for you to have a seizure? If I dont eat a decent sized meal with protein in it and try to go do something I have a seizure. Not hydrating myself well before, during or after the meal can do the same as I could have a beer or soda if I wanted...
  4. MMRocks

    [Ketogenic] Keto or Paleo?

    Don't know how to do a poll yet, so please just write answer or even letter K or P if you have been on either the Ketogenic or Paleo diet and it helped you. If you did both, please mention and tell which one worked best. TIA
  5. Athena22

    Ketogenic Diet (Vegan) and Holloween (Some graphic content about my childhood)

    Ketogenic/ atkins(Vegan) and Holloween (Some graphic content about my childhood) Has anyone tried the ketogenic diet with success stories? I read a story somewhere that it works best in children, and the atkins diet works best for older adults such as me being 19, but I'm becoming an Vegan so...
  6. E

    Celiac Seizures

    I wanted to give an update on my son's diagnosis in case it might help someone else. Nov 2013 my son had his first seizure. Complex partial. Middle of the day. It was preceded by a tiring weekend trip and accidental gluten exposure during our travels. He was diagnosed with BRE after an EEG that...
  7. P

    [Research] Modified Atkins Diet for Seizures: it's zapping my energy

    Hi all, I am on the Modified Atkins Diet for Seizures, or MAD as some people know it, and am having some issues. While my seizures are way down, I have no energy and can't sleep. I know the original Atkins is meant for reducing carbs, which give you energy, so your body uses excess fat to...
  8. edepew151

    Diet Drama

    Okay, so when I moved 3 years ago, I went into a serious depression because I hated the new place. I gained about 50 pounds and my seizures started going nuts. My doctor told me losing the weight might help with the seizures, so I started trying all these diets. A year went by and I found the...
  9. pretty_liquor

    Seizures and hunger/low blood sugar

    Hello, I've always noticed that if I'm hungry I'm more likely to have a seizure. I try to eat at set times. I've been tested for diabetes a few times due to the reaction I have when I haven't eaten for a while - shaky, pale, weak, and then usually an aura and/or seizure. I've been told my...
  10. W

    Diet alleviating other neuro symptoms?

    I'm curious if anyone who has tried the gluten-free diet has noticed improvement in neurological symptoms other than seizure activity. I've seen reduction or elimination of a number of symptoms since going GF: yawning, memory & concentration problems, an intense need to sleep about an hour...
  11. N

    [Research] Potential benefits of Omega-3s for memory and learning

    The study at the link below indicates that a diet high in corn syrup and low in Omega-3s might hamper memory and learning skills (compared to a diet high in Omega-3 and low in processed sugars). There are many caveats with this study (it was done with rats, for one thing), but it does suggest...
  12. S

    Modified atkins vs low glycemic

    I am trying to decide which diet to do. My dietician has given me a choice of each one and I am wanting to get some feedback on how effective they have been to any of you on them. I have mixed generalized seizures which are primarily Myoclonic. Does any know if one is more effective than the...
  13. RobinN

    Nutritional Factors in Bipolar Disorder Often Overlooked

    Since so many members discuss Bipolar Disorder along with their Seizure Disorders this article caught my eye. In fact, prior to working with my daughter on her nutrition, her therapist discussed Bipolar medication with me. I refused it at the time, and I am glad that I did. (the Drs name made...
  14. W

    [Ketogenic] Modified Atkins & Celiac Diet

    I am wanted to get some more information from anyone who has been on both the adkins and celiac diet together. I have Celiac Disease and not very controlled seizures (MJS). My doctor has set me up with a new dietician. But, she called me today and asked me what the Modified Adkins diet is. Which...
  15. Y

    what treatment next

    My grandson who is 3 was dianogsed with epilepsy a year ago March. He was 1st put on Depakote, stopped the grand mall but didn't stop the clonic jerk seizures. Added Keppra, no change and finally zone(something), still no change. They visit the doctor every 3 months and only speak with the...
  16. T

    Alternative treatments only? any success?

    Hi again, I was wondering if anybody has had any success while solely using things like dietary changes, vitamin/mineral supplementation, homeopathy, etc, to control seizures and stop them completely? Has it worked to use just these and not meds? We are working to find the best treatment for...
  17. Justin

    Modified Atkins Diet

    Hi I just started the modified atkins diet 2 weeks ago and I have more energy and some smaller seizures. I am 18 and I have been on a ton of meds since I have had epilepsy since I was 2. I am really wanting these seizures to go away. I need some recipes (especially for sweets like cake, candy...
  18. C

    Need feedback! I'm a newbie!

    Hello, all! I'm not sure if I'm using this correctly, it's my first time on any type of forum. To start off, I'm 21 and living in Chicago. I thought my seizures were a part of my past so I could move out of my parents house and start a fresh chapter, but I guess they threw a curve ball and came...
  19. Bernard

    Comparison chart for seizure control diets

    The Charlie Foundation, which promotes the Ketogenic diet, has updated their website. They now include a nifty chart comparing the ketogenic, MAD and LGIT diets: http://www.charliefoundation.org/sites/files/pdf/comparison.pdf
  20. LuvMyTwins

    Update on Complementary Methods of Control....

    I thought I would give you a quick update on the methods that I've been using over the past 7 months. Let me assure you that the road to get here was not an easy one as I have found that even "natural, integrative" physicians can be as pushy with their meds. Although they are far more...
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