Oh Michelle . . . I'm sorry your in a quandry . . . will you continue to take the seizure meds?????
I want to welcome you to the Depression forum . . . but I'm not at all familiar with Bi-Polar. There is a Bi-Polar forum here at HealingWell and they would know the specifics of that condition.
My understanding of bi-polar is that it isn't something you do or don't do . . . it is brain chemistry and you are born that way. Some depression is like that too.
I do have a sister and brother with epilepsy. Sis has had it since childhood and brother has it as a result of a bad accident (car vs pedestrian) and he has scar tissue on his brain which causes it (traumatic epilepsy). From my understanding . . . anyone can have a seizure if their brain is brought to 'their' threshold of tollerance for brain stimulation, but beyond that I'm not too educated.
Interesting and not sure how scientific it is . . . but I recently heard that epilepsy is thought to be autoimmune. Isn't colitis autoimmune??? I'm not sure.
I would like to serve you complimentary hot tea and cookies and I hope one of the others here will have some better answers for you. But . . . do check in at the Bi-Polar forum.
In His Grip,
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease),
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Depression, GI Probs, High BP, Glucose Intolerance
I have no medical training.
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