You guys are definitely right. I saw the neuro on Monday...he upped my dosage (gradually of course) to 200 mg a day. The psychiatrist was the one who put me on 50 mg. As unfortunate as it is, I realize from reading info here that it is very important to use the medication for control. Thanks for the input and thanks for caring.
Keep on and thank you all
I just wanted to say although I don't take any herbal treatments I believe there are probably many people who do. We just don't hear about them. It's the same reason I think we don't know much about herbal remedies effectiveness with epilepsy. I wish more doctors would do research into it because there are about 3 billion other people in this world and I'm sure that not all of them rely on good old western medicine. What DO other people do?
I myself take ginger every day- not the pill form. But real, crystallized ginger ( Reed's All Natural Ginger Candy). I don't think it directly helps my seizures one bit but it is very soothing and seems calming to me. If you like ginger ale, this is like ginger-godzilla-ale! It's that pungent. Hey, maybe for the people that smoke out there, when you get a craving, you can try this. It's that powerful! Anyway, I like it...
Does anyone use anything for headaches other than tylenol? I'm sick of popping tylenol for my pounding headaches. I wheeze and get hives from advil and aspirin...
Jeannie...interesting point...however ..using vicks on your chest for a cold or tiger balm on your muscles to relieve a headache is a far cry from using herbal remedy instead of AED's to control Epilepsy. Or insulin to control diabetes, for instance. Have a good day, Sheena
My neuro said it was ok to take a multi vitamin, he had no objection to that. But other than that statement, he didn't have much else to add. Do you think the change in your dosing pattern has helped you or the vitamins? I don't take vitamins now, only because I have a sensitive stomach, but I'm going to consider doing so if there is any chance that I may get some relief of my headaches. My neuro thinks my headaches are related to my angioma but I'm still looking for ways to reduce my symptoms. Thanks. Glenda