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Question: 2 yrs ago while on extremely low fat diet and high volume exercise program and after losing 70 lbs I began having partial seizures lasting from 2min to 20 min. where I would stare off and when coming to ,not remembering anything that happened during that period . Dealt with these episodes for a year I lost some memories of past events . MRI showed no problems. Medications for epilepsy were implemented during that yr. Many difficulties with meds such as parnoia(keppra), bladder irritation(vimpat) ,severe muscle pain and nerve ending pain (lamotrigene and zonisimide) No seizures for a yr but still trying to find the right meds. I have started taking vitamins and herbs (tumeric, vit b's, d, magnesium malate) to ease the muscle pain while still taking low dose zonismide . I am thinking of using cbd oil as well .. What are your thoughts as to the direction I am taking.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
CBD oil is an alternative for seizures.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to "Ask a Doctor " service.

I have read your query and here is my advice.

CBD oil is produced by nontoxic extracts of marijuana and is actually used for seizures also.

So, I think it is a good alternative since antiepileptic drugs use resulted in adverse effects.

A possible explanation for your seizures, since the MRI resulted normal, is low sodium levels in the blood, so, following a healthy diet is necessary to prevent seizures, besides the medication.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Kind regards


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2 yrs ago while on extremely low fat diet and

Brief Answer: CBD oil is an alternative for seizures. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to "Ask a Doctor " service. I have read your query and here is my advice. CBD oil is produced by nontoxic extracts of marijuana and is actually used for seizures also. So, I think it is a good alternative since antiepileptic drugs use resulted in adverse effects. A possible explanation for your seizures, since the MRI resulted normal, is low sodium levels in the blood, so, following a healthy diet is necessary to prevent seizures, besides the medication. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Kind regards