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Posted by Richard on January 06, 2000 at 10:35:20:

In Reply to: A SPIRITUAL/HOLISTIC/ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR EPILEPSY posted by MANDI IN NEED OF URGENT HELP on January 04, 2000 at 08:42:09:


: i HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED EPILEPTIC FOR 18MONTHS NOW AND I AM FINDING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO
: FIND ANY INFORMATION OR HELP AS TO ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS. I AM A BIT OF AN EARTH
: MOTHER AND FIND THE IDEA OF TAKING MEDS FOR THE REST OF LIFE INTOLERABLE. I BELIEVE MY
: SEIZURES ARE 'SPIRITUAL IN NATURE AND I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE OUT THERE WHO HAS
: INVESTIGATED THIS POSSIBLILTY. I AM SURE THAT THERE IS SOME KIND OF INTERNAL BATTLE
: GOING ON WITHING MY SUB AND UNCONSCIOUS MINDS. I HAVE TRIED THE USUAL (CRYSTALS
: ETC) WITH NO EFFECT. CAN ANYONE HELP?

I understand your displeasure with taking anticonvulsants for the rest of your life. I feel the same way but anticonvulsants are far and away the most effective method of preventing seizures. Going without medication is very likely a dangerous thing to do. There is a "kindling" effect in seizure disorders where each seizure increases the likelihood of future seizures. Scar tissue can form over time giving a physical reason for more seizures. Anticonvulsants help protect against the kindling effect. I would be highly suspicious of anyone suddenly living a seizure free life after years of epilepsy without taking an anticonvulsant. Please research this very carefully. The results could prove fatal!

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