I don't necessarily do Keto, but I have done a modified version of it. I like to do the Whole30 (last year and I started one again this month) to "reset" my system--which is basically no bread, no sugar, and no dairy for 30 days. After that, I try to stick to mostly protein and veggies, with occasional trips down the Haagen Dazs lane for my sugar lol. There are several low glycemic index diets/cookbooks also that are recommended for us too that I like to use for cooking.
My Dr. wanted me to go on the keto diet but my insurance wouldn't cover me to see a dietician so I've done it on my own. A person has to have a lot of fat and protein in their body for this diet and cut back on the carbs and starch foods. I'm on a 4:1 diet 4 grams of fat for every 1 protein. The diet helps build up ketones in the body which reduce seizures and instead of using carbs for energy you use the fats and burn them off for energy. I lost a lot of weight when I was on the diet and it helped reduce my seizures a lot. The diet has been out since 1927. You can get a book titled "The Epilepsy Diet Treatment" By Dr. John Freeman. This book tells you how the diet works along with giving you a few recipes for the diet. If a person takes the drug Diamox the diet won't work for them for some reason but I'm not sure why. I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!
Hiiii Everyone! I am sooo stoked to read this thread/post whatever it's called
I just went to another neuro today to get a second opinion because the first one wanted to up my lamotrigine from 2x100 to 2x200 because had about 4 of those deja vu foggy things where you dont pass out- its just like when you wake up from an intense dream and you dont know where or who you are (what is that actually called? I always forget the names haha memory shame fried brain cells or something- i think i have lost my mind typing away like this)
i left out a tablet went out partying and left out the one in the morning. So the first Dr said yea 3 seizures are due to you not taking your meds twice in a row.
I went to the 2nd one and she STRAIGHT UP saw his name on the paperworked and asked if he was my neuro because he is so good blah blah blah buttkisser to the max.
So you can imagine she totally said everything is ok with what he said- but then when i asked her about what the max is for the drug she said 200.
So well, my hubby is stressed to the max so I am trying this keto (20g or less) so he can see that i am making and effort
I havw nothing to lose (except some body fat hahaha)
But give us a shout/msg if you are too
Or if you know of any forums/pages with "being on keto as an adult) please