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   Posted 11/25/2007 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
any known natural medicines for repairing neurotransmitters? Gingko Biloba makes my blood thin and tired and bleed...

I have been an Epileptic 27 years about.

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   Posted 11/26/2007 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

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.


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   Posted 11/26/2007 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
In Europe doctors give an injection from Mistletoe..Not sure if avaialble in the US yet, last I read it was pending approval of FDA.

There is a doctor in California that has discovered a product that combines 4 chinese herbs and it is called Phytocort.

You may research that to see if beneficial to you
successful with herbal, vitamins and minerals

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   Posted 11/26/2007 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
i will definitely look into it. thanks

apparently this medicine is used for many things. but i know from learning prior that reishi mushrooms tend to be used for a gradual treatment alongside other medicines for Epilepsy in China
Reason for edit:
I have had to remove the link to the website mentioned in line with rule #4 ( Please feel free to post links to websites containing information regarding a topic, but not commercial sites who's only goal is selling a product. Darren

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   Posted 11/26/2007 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   


Here's a natural remidy you might want to try (don't know if it works for epilepsy ~ try it and see)

Hi everyone, I stumbled across this helpful tidbit of information:(I've tried it out and it seems to work for me, I just feel better overall)

After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!

Bananas Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose
combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial
boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough
energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the
number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the
only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or
prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must
to add to our daily diet.

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering
from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is
because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body
converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and
generally make you feel happier.

Forget the pills -- eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates
blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the
blood and so helps in ! cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt,
making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food
and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make
official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood
pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their
exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid
to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed
fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel
action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana
milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with
the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk
soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from
heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and
avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area
with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful
at reducing swelling and irritation.

Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work
leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at
5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely
to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid
panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by
snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders
because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that
can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also
neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of
the stomach.

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both
the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand,
for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with
a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood
enhancer tryptophan.

Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they
contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the
body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends
oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are
stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels.
These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine," eating
bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by
as much as 40%! So, a banana reall! y is a natural remedy for many ills.
When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the
carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and
iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium
and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that
well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

Randy (I'm going to be eating a lot of bananas) <!-- google_ad_section_end -->


Diagnosed with Epilepsy & Ulcerative Colitis.
Current Medications: Diantin 275mg, Pheonobarb 150mg, Asocol 3,000 mg.

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   Posted 11/28/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I've come across a natural healer for several medical problems.
The scientist (Tom Harper) that made this astonishing discovery was using this "UMAC-CORE (AKA phytoplankton) to grow his clams and when he noticed how great they were doing, he decided to try some himself (he was actually eating Algae).

He is a diabetic with cancer and after a few weeks of taking it daily, he found that he no longer needed to take his insulin and the cancer went into remission.
I have not seen any documented research re it's benefits for epileptics but maybe it's worth a try.

Web site attached:

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Diagnosed with Epilepsy & Ulcerative Colitis.
Current Medications: Diantin 275mg, Pheonobarb 150mg, Asocol 3,000 mg.

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   Posted 11/28/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
do you know anything about Spirulina also called Spiral Algae? i wonder if it is the same thing.

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   Posted 12/4/2007 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   

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'm new on this site and may not be using the correct protocol but what the heck we're all in it for the information.

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 ? 

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   Posted 12/4/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
i think if you are in the USA they are required to protect that part unless you say they can give the information. however, one problem that seems to happen commonly is people will avoid hiring a person with a disability if it is made known, but they just won't say that is why they did it.

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   Posted 12/4/2007 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   


Re: Employment ~ I don't know if this will help you but:

"I've had EP for 25 years and wanted to make this comment; "If a qualified person is not hired or is terminated from employment as a result of a seizure condition, it is considered a form of descrimination and a violation of your Human Rights" resulting in a hefty fine or jail time to the employer as per the Canadian Human Rights Act. The employer must provide adequate work accommodations and/or special needs required to do the job."
You also have the right to request a neuro/psyc evaluation. This evaluation will determine what you can/can't do.
I'm assuming that you live in the U.S.
I worked for the Canadian Gov't for 30 years but I think your laws are pretty much the same.
Diagnosed with Epilepsy & Ulcerative Colitis.
Current Medications: Diantin 275mg, Pheonobarb 150mg, Asocol 3,000 mg.

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   Posted 12/4/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
it is the same pretty much, but sometimes they will discriminate but they won't tell you they are so they can protect themselves.
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