We are new to these boards and new to epilepsy. I just wondered if anyone has any tips/techniques for helping with epilepsy. My son is 6 and has absent seizures. I am not medicating at the moment for a number of reasons and wondered if anyone has found that certain things trigger a seizure or if there are life style changes that can help control seizures as well? We use a number of complementary therapies which seem to be reducing the number of seizures he's having at the moment, but would welcome any other tips to try! I had read about the diet (ketogenic? sp??) which isn't suitable for us, but do any foods seem to trigger seizures?
I know that some things will cause a sez for me (I am in my 30's however). If I get very nervous about something, or upset I've got more of a chance. I'm sure if you are alergic to something it could bring one on.
I really don't know what absent sez are, so I can't be much help or telling you what to do. Is he having alot of them I would see a neuro even though you said there were reasons that you didn't want to.
Thanks for your response, we have seen the doc who wants to medicate him but I am worried about side effects - my son is autistic so has a lot of other problems to deal with, so I've been looking around for other solutions - have read quite a bit about vitamin deficiencies now so looks like a trip to the nutritionist is in order!
Thanks for your help