Keppra and cbd oil for seizures

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Hello! Advice needed ASAP! I’ll give you a quick run down I am 24 years old and recently diagnosed with generalized epilepsy. Being diagnosed is literallu my biggest fear coming true ive always been afraid of having seziures and all these years ive had minor moments of blackkng out but never thought tbey were seziures until this year theyve gotten worse and my EEG showed seziure activity on both sides of my brain. My neuro prescribed me 500mg keppra (generic form) twice a day to start but I am so scared to start it due to everything I’ve read and heard about it and it’s side effects. I’ve done research on CBD and wanted to give it a try but I don’t know how effective it will be. I just want to do something that I know will work, also I had recently been trying to conceive and am worried what my new diagnoses means for TTC. Any advice on ether keppra or CBD would be great. Thanks in advance.

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There is a host of
Submitted by epihelp on Tue, 2017-09-12 – 12:31

There is a host of information that is well known about Keppra and other seizure medications, but very little on cannabis or CBD. While a few research studies to date look positive for a pharmaceutical grade cannabadiol, we don’t know how it will work in all seizure types. Side effects can occur so it’s important to look into these. Talk to your health care team about options. What’s known about helpfulness, side effects and safety. There are concerns about safety of different products grown. Here is a section on cbd -http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/other-treatment-approaches/medical-marijuana-and-epilepsy

There is a host of information that is well known about Keppra and other seizure medications, but very little on cannabis or CBD. While a few research studies to date look positive for a pharmaceutical grade cannabadiol, we don’t know how it will work in all seizure types. Side effects can occur so it’s important to look into these. Talk to your health care team about options. What’s known about helpfulness, side effects and safety. There are concerns about safety of different products grown. Here is a section on cbd -http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/other-treatment-approaches/medical-marijuana-and-epilepsy

There is a host of information that is well known about Keppra and other seizure medications, but very little on cannabis or CBD. While a few research studies to date look positive for a pharmaceutical grade cannabadiol, we don’t know how it will work in all seizure types. Side effects can occur so it’s important to look into these. Talk to your health care team about options. What’s known about helpfulness, side effects and safety. There are concerns about safety of different products grown. Here is a section on cbd -http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/other-treatment-approaches/medical-marijuana-and-epilepsy

I’m just nervous because I’ve
Submitted by Melissa1992 on Tue, 2017-09-12 – 18:03

I’m just nervous because I’ve never taken anything so serious and alot of people have said negative things about keppra and have told me to try CBD. I just don’t know which to do

I’m just nervous because I’ve never taken anything so serious and alot of people have said negative things about keppra and have told me to try CBD. I just don’t know which to do

I’m just nervous because I’ve never taken anything so serious and alot of people have said negative things about keppra and have told me to try CBD. I just don’t know which to do

Think a little. Do people
Submitted by just_joe on Sat, 2017-09-16 – 17:45

Think a little. Do people that have been prescribes and taking a medication go to a forum and talk about their medicatins if they are working? THe answer to my question is NO they are out with friends or with family and doing other things since the medications are working.Side effects do happen. They happen with any and all medications including over the counter meds. Aspirin has killed some people.I have been using keppra for about 15 years now and have had no problems with it. I have used about 20-23 other medications or couplings of medications. Keppra is th best medication I have used in the 50+ years I have been living and dealing with seizures. CBD is being researched. But just like medications it too has side effects.Recently diagnosed means you have researched forums and used the web to find out about side effects, Have you asked your neurologist about said side effects and how many patients he has had that got them? If not Why not talk to him? I know it sounds weird but I do believe I would take the medication since it was created to stop seizures. It was tested for years before ever going on market. Generally about 8% of the people taking the medications get a side effect. Which would equate to 92% not getting a side effect. I personal never thought about side effects since when I was diagnosed there were no computers. Research was done in real physical libraries. You listened and did what your doctors said to do. If you had an issue then is when you talked to your doctor. I did have an issue with the very first medication I was given. But it was not a side effect that cause my issue. It was the dosage was too high. I was taken off it and the next week was put on the same medication at a lower dosage and it worked well

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Think a little. Do people that have been prescribes and taking a medication go to a forum and talk about their medicatins if they are working? THe answer to my question is NO they are out with friends or with family and doing other things since the medications are working.Side effects do happen. They happen with any and all medications including over the counter meds. Aspirin has killed some people.I have been using keppra for about 15 years now and have had no problems with it. I have used about 20-23 other medications or couplings of medications. Keppra is th best medication I have used in the 50+ years I have been living and dealing with seizures. CBD is being researched. But just like medications it too has side effects.Recently diagnosed means you have researched forums and used the web to find out about side effects, Have you asked your neurologist about said side effects and how many patients he has had that got them? If not Why not talk to him? I know it sounds weird but I do believe I would take the medication since it was created to stop seizures. It was tested for years before ever going on market. Generally about 8% of the people taking the medications get a side effect. Which would equate to 92% not getting a side effect. I personal never thought about side effects since when I was diagnosed there were no computers. Research was done in real physical libraries. You listened and did what your doctors said to do. If you had an issue then is when you talked to your doctor. I did have an issue with the very first medication I was given. But it was not a side effect that cause my issue. It was the dosage was too high. I was taken off it and the next week was put on the same medication at a lower dosage and it worked well

Think a little. Do people that have been prescribes and taking a medication go to a forum and talk about their medicatins if they are working? THe answer to my question is NO they are out with friends or with family and doing other things since the medications are working.Side effects do happen. They happen with any and all medications including over the counter meds. Aspirin has killed some people.I have been using keppra for about 15 years now and have had no problems with it. I have used about 20-23 other medications or couplings of medications. Keppra is th best medication I have used in the 50+ years I have been living and dealing with seizures. CBD is being researched. But just like medications it too has side effects.Recently diagnosed means you have researched forums and used the web to find out about side effects, Have you asked your neurologist about said side effects and how many patients he has had that got them? If not Why not talk to him? I know it sounds weird but I do believe I would take the medication since it was created to stop seizures. It was tested for years before ever going on market. Generally about 8% of the people taking the medications get a side effect. Which would equate to 92% not getting a side effect. I personal never thought about side effects since when I was diagnosed there were no computers. Research was done in real physical libraries. You listened and did what your doctors said to do. If you had an issue then is when you talked to your doctor. I did have an issue with the very first medication I was given. But it was not a side effect that cause my issue. It was the dosage was too high. I was taken off it and the next week was put on the same medication at a lower dosage and it worked well

epilepsy community fears
Submitted by [email protected] on Sun, 2017-09-17 – 12:34

epilepsy community fears medical pot . keppra made my seizures worse, / six weeks in medical pot smoked daily is helping me . think for yourself

epilepsy community fears medical pot . keppra made my seizures worse, / six weeks in medical pot smoked daily is helping me . think for yourself

epilepsy community fears medical pot . keppra made my seizures worse, / six weeks in medical pot smoked daily is helping me . think for yourself

I believe we are in agreement
Submitted by epihelp on Sun, 2017-09-17 – 13:22

I believe we are in agreement for people to think about pros and cons. My point is to get the right information so people make informed decisions. There is quite a bit of research done on cannabis in scientific ways so we can learn more..

I believe we are in agreement for people to think about pros and cons. My point is to get the right information so people make informed decisions. There is quite a bit of research done on cannabis in scientific ways so we can learn more..

I believe we are in agreement for people to think about pros and cons. My point is to get the right information so people make informed decisions. There is quite a bit of research done on cannabis in scientific ways so we can learn more..

So you haven’t even tried it,
Submitted by SeizingLisa on Mon, 2017-09-18 – 00:18

So you haven’t even tried it, is that what I read? It could be the one. Try it first at least if you have any side effects that will stop you from using it then stop it and call your Dr. Everyone reacts differently to meds. If you don’t at least try the meds the Dr. gives you then why are you going. Stop going to the Dr. Try some herbal remedies they might work for you. Good luck Melissa.

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So you haven’t even tried it, is that what I read? It could be the one. Try it first at least if you have any side effects that will stop you from using it then stop it and call your Dr. Everyone reacts differently to meds. If you don’t at least try the meds the Dr. gives you then why are you going. Stop going to the Dr. Try some herbal remedies they might work for you. Good luck Melissa.

So you haven’t even tried it, is that what I read? It could be the one. Try it first at least if you have any side effects that will stop you from using it then stop it and call your Dr. Everyone reacts differently to meds. If you don’t at least try the meds the Dr. gives you then why are you going. Stop going to the Dr. Try some herbal remedies they might work for you. Good luck Melissa.

So you haven’t even tried it,
Submitted by SeizingLisa on Mon, 2017-09-18 – 00:21

So you haven’t even tried it, is that what I read? It could be the one. Try it first at least if you have any side effects that will stop you from using it then stop it and call your Dr. Everyone reacts differently to meds. If you don’t at least try the meds the Dr. gives you then why are you going. Stop going to the Dr. Try some herbal remedies they might work for you. Good luck Melissa.

So you haven’t even tried it, is that what I read? It could be the one. Try it first at least if you have any side effects that will stop you from using it then stop it and call your Dr. Everyone reacts differently to meds. If you don’t at least try the meds the Dr. gives you then why are you going. Stop going to the Dr. Try some herbal remedies they might work for you. Good luck Melissa.

So you haven’t even tried it, is that what I read? It could be the one. Try it first at least if you have any side effects that will stop you from using it then stop it and call your Dr. Everyone reacts differently to meds. If you don’t at least try the meds the Dr. gives you then why are you going. Stop going to the Dr. Try some herbal remedies they might work for you. Good luck Melissa.

Just forget about meds. Your
Submitted by SeizingLisa on Mon, 2017-09-18 – 00:20

Just forget about meds. Your not the type of person to take them. Go to a doctor who will help you live your life WITH seizures. You might handle that better.

Just forget about meds. Your not the type of person to take them. Go to a doctor who will help you live your life WITH seizures. You might handle that better.

Just forget about meds. Your not the type of person to take them. Go to a doctor who will help you live your life WITH seizures. You might handle that better.

So you haven’t even tried it,
Submitted by SeizingLisa on Mon, 2017-09-18 – 00:22

So you haven’t even tried it, is that what I read? It could be the one. Try it first at least if you have any side effects that will stop you from using it then stop it and call your Dr. Everyone reacts differently to meds. If you don’t at least try the meds the Dr. gives you then why are you going. Stop going to the Dr. Try some herbal remedies they might work for you. Good luck Melissa.

So you haven’t even tried it, is that what I read? It could be the one. Try it first at least if you have any side effects that will stop you from using it then stop it and call your Dr. Everyone reacts differently to meds. If you don’t at least try the meds the Dr. gives you then why are you going. Stop going to the Dr. Try some herbal remedies they might work for you. Good luck Melissa.

So you haven’t even tried it, is that what I read? It could be the one. Try it first at least if you have any side effects that will stop you from using it then stop it and call your Dr. Everyone reacts differently to meds. If you don’t at least try the meds the Dr. gives you then why are you going. Stop going to the Dr. Try some herbal remedies they might work for you. Good luck Melissa.

Just forget about meds. Your
Submitted by SeizingLisa on Mon, 2017-09-18 – 00:21

Just forget about meds. Your not the type of person to take them. Go to a doctor who will help you live your life WITH seizures. You might handle that better.

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Just forget about meds. Your not the type of person to take them. Go to a doctor who will help you live your life WITH seizures. You might handle that better.

Just forget about meds. Your not the type of person to take them. Go to a doctor who will help you live your life WITH seizures. You might handle that better.

CBD for Seizures- Use, Effectiveness, Side Effects, and More

If you have seizures or are the parent of a child who has seizures, then you are probably constantly on the lookout for ways to control seizures with as few side effects as possible. CBD oil is one of the latest things to be touted as a miracle cure for seizures. While its effects are not the miracle cure some people suggest, it is a promising treatment that might be right for you.

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a chemical found in marijuana. It is not the same as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical in cannabis that is responsible for the “high” feeling people get from marijuana.

What does CBD do?

Well, people make many claims about what CBD can do. Not all of them have been tested and verified. However, there is support for claims that CBD may help reduce pain and anxiety.

Does CBD help seizures?

The short answer is yes. CBD can help prevent some types of seizures in some people and animals. Clinical trials have demonstrated a significant reduction in seizures for people taking CBD to treat Lennox-Gastaut, Dravet syndrome, or tuberous sclerosis complex. Research in other areas is still in early stages, but there are indications that CBD may help prevent other types of seizure or increase the efficacy of other antiepileptic medications. Early clinical trials suggest that CBD may dramatically reduce seizures in people with CDKL5 deficiency disorder, Aicardi syndrome, Doose syndrome, and Dup15q syndrome. In addition, CBD appeared to retain its efficacy over the length of the clinical trial.

How does CBD help prevent seizures?

That is a wonderful question, but, unfortunately, the research simply is not sufficient to give a definitive answer. What we do know is that bodies contain natural neurotransmitters and receptors known as the endocannabinoid system. CBD is believed to interact with that system, which is believed to influence a range of bodily functions and systems including immune response, appetite, pain, and sleep.

Is CBD approved by the FDA to treat seizures?

Yes, but not all CBD oils and not all types of seizures. Currently, Epidolex, a prescription form of CBD, is approved to treat seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut, Dravet syndrome, and tuberous sclerosis complex.

Does CBD interact with other seizure medications?

Yes. We know that CBD interacts with brivaracetam, clobazam, eslicarbazepine, stiripentol, rufinamide, topirimate, valproic acid, and zonisamide. It also possible that it interacts with other antiepileptics, and as research continues, we should have a better idea of other possible interactions.

How do I use CBD or CBD oil to treat seizures?

If you have a seizure disorder, you should be seeing a neurologist for treatment. It is very important to discuss whether you should use CBD oil with your neurologist. While it is generally safe to use, there is always a risk of potential drug interactions. In addition, some people actually experience an increase in seizures when they use CBD. Therefore, just like with any antiepileptic drugs, you want to have a professional monitoring your use of CBD.

What is an average clinical use of CBD to treat seizures?

The starting dose for CBD is 2.5 mg/kg of Epidolex, two times a day. A normal maintenance dosage is 5mg/kg twice daily, and the maximum dosage is 10mg/kg twice daily. As with other antiseizure medications, it should be introduced or stopped gradually, as sudden changes can increase seizure activity.

What are the potential side effects of CBD when used to treat seizures?

Whether used alone or with other seizure medications, there are some potential side effects of using CBD to treat seizures. It can lead to an increase in suicidal thoughts or behaviors, sleepiness, drowsiness, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. While most of these side effects are inconvenient, interactions can also cause liver damage.

Can CBD increase my seizures?

This is a tricky question to answer. Anecdotally, it seems clear that some percentage of people will have an increase in the number of seizures in response to using CBD. However, why is not so clear. Research seems to suggest that people who use commercial CBD products are likely to see an increase in seizures, while people using prescription CBD are likely to see a reduction in seizures. The speculation is that commercial products are not pure CBD, but are tainted with THC, which is known to be a potential seizure trigger.

Can I use over-the-counter CBD to treat epilepsy?

The problem with OTC CBD is that it is not regulated by the FDA. This makes it impossible to know what dose you would be getting, if the product is contaminated with impurities, or if it even is CBD. If you want to explore using CBD to treat seizures, talk with your doctor about adding Epidolex, an FDA regulated product that eliminates the specific risks posed by an OTC product, to your treatment plan.