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Old 01-03-2005, 06:41 AM   #1
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Just a question. I have heard a rumor flying around that in some cases you can prevent sezures with the Atkins diet. Does anyone know anything about this or heard anything about it? Im gonna give it a try as a new years resolution.

 
Old 01-03-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
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Re: Diets

I haven't heard about the Atkins diet working, the one I heard about is called the Ketogenic diet, and I think it only works for kids. It is an extremely high fat diet. There is a movie about it, I think it is called...First do no harm.
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Old 01-03-2005, 01:16 PM   #3
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Ethan,

I have just read read both of your post in a row so I will address the previous one first. I agree with Kathy - you sound very down at the moment and and you need to get help for that. Both Epilepsy and the medications can cause depression but you can get help. You have had a hard time of it obviously but there is light at the end tunnel. Having Epiepsy can suck - I know because I have it. Not being able to drive sucks - I know because I can't either. Being depressed sucks - I know because I have also suffered from depression.

But our lives are what we make them Ethan. Be proactive - go and seek the help you need. Make sure you are happy with your doctors and the advice they give. Do as much research as you can so you know what you are dealing with.

Now about the Atkins diet. I have also read that some recent research has shown that it is helping adults with Epilepsy. I think one of the University medical centres over there may have done a study on it. Do a Google search for Atkins Diet and Epilepsy and you should find the article I read. If you find more info on it, please let us all know.

Good luck to you Ethan, we are all with you.
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Old 01-03-2005, 01:47 PM   #4
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The ketogenic diet that is being used at Johns Hopkins to treat seizures in kids is a much much stricter diet than Atkins. What both have in common is that the diets put you in ketosis, meaning that your body burns fat for fuel rather than glucose.

 
Old 01-04-2005, 05:12 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by EthanF
Just a question. I have heard a rumor flying around that in some cases you can prevent sezures with the Atkins diet. Does anyone know anything about this or heard anything about it? Im gonna give it a try as a new years resolution.
I ate Atkins growing up and it helped my control my seizures. I don't do it now but I take vitamins and that seems to help too. You have to be careful to drink tons of water if you do the diet, it can harm your kidneys.

Best of luck to you!

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Old 01-05-2005, 12:09 AM   #6
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I don't know what they are but I also have some light headed feelings that are not quite like a seizure. I can not quite explain them other than to say I feel light headed and it becomes difficult for me to get my voice to speak the words I want to. I have these about 4-7 times a week. Sometimes when I have them I have a seizure after them. Most of the time it is a false alarm though. About a year ago I started carying a bottle of water around with me and keeping a lot more hydrated than I used to. Ever since I started doing this these light headed feelings have been happenning a lot less often.

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