I dont want to burst your bubble, but there are very few natural remedies for epilepsy that work well. There have been some, but when measured against AED's, they have very little effect. (In some cases they have a negative effect by lowering the persons threshold.) I am interested to hear if anyone has found one that works though.
Post Edited By Moderator (djdaz_1985) : 11/26/2007 3:59:29 PM (GMT-7)
Here's a natural remidy you might want to try (don't know if it works for epilepsy ~ try it and see)
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I had my first grand mal when I was 30 and am now 63, tried 4 different meds that had unfavorable side affects then was put on Meberal and have been on it ever since. I,ve found it's getting harder to find all the time. For a while my druggist was able to get the generic but his source dried up. If anyone knows of a reliable source, or if it's still available, I would like to know.
I have another concern, I am presently unemployed because the company I was working for moved out of state. I was with the company for 20 yrs and have not had to go through drug tests and questioners i.e., "have you ever had and what meds are you taking?" my question is , if I disclose the fact that I have Epilepsy and am taking Meberal that has controlled the seizures for over 30 yrs., will the clinic, which the company hires to do the testing, protect my confidentiality or is it possible to protect my confidentiality ?
Re: Employment ~ I don't know if this will help you but: