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Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by jodina(m): 9:13pm On Jul 13, 2009
Is there a cure for seizure? My sister has seizure attack for about 4 years now.She's been to General hospital Ikeja where she receives treatment from a neurologist.she uses her medication(worth of 6,000 naira ) promptly, yet no improvement.Docs,ple is there any cure for the disease? cos we are tired of the whole scenario.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Romeo4real(m): 11:25pm On Jul 13, 2009
Hello Jodina - I do empathise with you regarding your concern at your Sisters condition. I am not a Doctor, but i will try to give you some advise regarding nutrition that may help.

Epilepsy is an incredibly complex neurological condition that has varied causes, and should not be seen as a single disorder, but rather as a group of syndromes with vastly divergent symptoms, but all involving episodes of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It can controlled with medication, although surgery may be considered in difficult cases. It is very rarely cured.

There are various risk factors that can bring on seizure, and its important to be aware of them -

Missed medication
Lack of sleep
Illness (both with and without fever)
Severe psychological stress
Heavy alcohol use
Medicinal contraindication regarding over-the-counter/prescription medications. These can decrease the efficiency of her of seizure medications
Nutritional deficiencies: vitamins and minerals
The menstrual cycle

From a nutritional point of view, a Ketogenic Diet has been show to help Epilepsy sufferers reduce the number of seizure they have. Basically, its a high fat, medium protein, low carb diet.
It works by stimulating the body to produce "ketones", and induces "ketosis" in the body. The effects of ketosis are similar to the metabolic effect of starvation - as there are very low carbs in the diet. The ketones in the bloodstream then serve, through a very little understood mechanism, to reduce the number of seizures.
The diet was first developed in the early 1900s, and has been successfully used for the treatment of seizures.

I hope this helps.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by jodina(m): 9:44pm On Jul 16, 2009
THANKS ROMEO4REAL
will like to know more about the ketogenic diet.

thanks
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by nwaka_80(f): 10:34am On Jul 17, 2009
let her try urine therapy, it will be of a great help. kpele o sad
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by ab1989: 1:25pm On Jul 17, 2009
Thank God you have been to the hospital. we dont need to live on drugs but our body is designed to function on food nutrients. The drug is to give immediate attention to all emergency cases but is not the lasting solution to all the ailments. If we eat the right food our body can heal itself. It is unfortunate that the food we have around us are grown or produced with chemicals which render them harmful to the body or our organs.
There are some Dietary supplement products that are from Forever living products(owner of Alovera of America. USA with offices in Nigeria) that can help your sister to overcome her problem .These products have worked wonders in the life of people. They are not drugs but food/nutritional supplements which will nourish the body system from brain to function as expected. For more details and how to buy them contact me on orelusimodupe@yahoo.com or 08032451201
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Romeo4real(m): 2:40pm On Jul 17, 2009
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Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Romeo4real(m): 2:42pm On Jul 17, 2009
will like to know more about the ketogenic diet
It is very easy to achieve a Ketogenic diet. All you have to do is restrict the intakes of any carbohydrate or Sugars(inc Fruit sugars) to an absolute minimum, or cut out completely. Increase the consumption of Proteins and Fats in the diet to compensate for the loss of calories from the carbs, and to maintain any bodily repair functions.
It is similar to the Atkins diet, but not the same. If you can get hold of an oil called MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglyceride), then do so. The oil contains medium chain triglycerides that have been shown be more ketogenic than normal dietary fats. If not, then dietary fats will suffice. Fasting(No food, only water), once a while , also helps, so she can try this as well

Another poster mentioned Urinotheraphy - This is basically the consumption and utilisation of your own urine to treat various ailments and illnesses. It may sound disgusting, but it has been shown to work and improve a variety of conditions and ailments. It is based on the notion that the human body contains all it need to repair, regenerate and rejuvenate itself.
Contrary to general belief, Urine is NOT a waste product, but a product of blood filtration through the kidneys. It simply consists of stuff the body has no need for at the time. Consequently it is rich in vitamin, minerals and trace elements. E.g, if you consume a lot of vitamin C in one day, the excess is removed by the kidneys from the blood, and passed into the urine, still in a viable form.

It is recommended you use the first urine of the morning, and take it mid stream, so as to clear out any bacteria that may be in the Urethra. A cup can be sipped throughout the day,or drunk at once. It is better to start with a little at a time to avoid any reaction from gut.
Your Cuz can try this for a month and see what happens. She has nothing to lose.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by jodina(m): 9:37pm On Jul 17, 2009
thanks.will contact you soon
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Romeo4real(m): 9:48pm On Jul 18, 2009
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Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by chyk91(m): 10:03pm On Jul 18, 2009
be careful b4 contacting anyone on nairaland o.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Romeo4rea1: 11:10am On Jul 19, 2009
@jodina - It is very easy to achieve a Ketogenic diet. All you have to do is restrict the intakes of any Carbohydrate or Sugars(inc Fruit sugars) to an absolute minimum, or cut out completely. Increase the consumption of Proteins and Fats in the diet to compensate for the loss of calories from the carbs, and to maintain any bodily repair functions.
It is similar to the Atkins diet, but not the same. If you can get hold of an oil called MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglyceride), then do so. The oil contains medium chain triglycerides that have been shown be more ketogenic than normal dietary fats. If not, then dietary fats will suffice. Fasting(No food, only water), once a while , also helps, so she can try this as well

Another poster mentioned Urinotheraphy - This is basically the consumption and utilisation of your own urine to treat various ailments and illnesses. It may sound disgusting, but it has been shown to work and improve a variety of conditions and ailments. It is based on the notion that the human body contains all it need to repair, regenerate and rejuvenate itself.
Contrary to general belief, Urine is NOT a waste product, but a product of blood filtration through the kidneys. It simply consists of stuff the body has no need for at the time. Consequently it is rich in vitamin, minerals and trace elements. E.g, if you consume a lot of vitamin C in one day, the excess is removed by the kidneys from the blood, and passed into the urine, still in a viable form.

It is recommended you use the first urine of the morning, and take it mid stream, so as to clear out any bacteria that may be in the Urethra. A cup can be sipped throughout the day,or drunk at once. It is better to start with a little at a time to avoid any reaction from gut.
Your Cuz can try this for a month and see what happens. She has nothing to lose.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by dominique(f): 12:19pm On Jul 19, 2009
thanks Romeo4real, your input are always very incisive and enlightentng.
i've heard about the urine therapy, but i thought it was good for pregnant women. at least thats what i read in a UK health journal sometimes ago.

chyk91:

be careful b4 contacting anyone on nairaland o.

abi o wink

@ab1989
please can you give us a no holes barred description of this dietary supplements of yours?
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by ab1989: 3:33pm On Jul 20, 2009
These products are made from Aloe vera medicinal plant from Forever living products limited USA trading in more than 130 countries worldwide.Their offices in Nigeria are in Lagos, Abuja, PORTHARCOURTand Warri.Their type of Aloe vera is known as Aloe Babardensis miller the most potent and medicinal specie (as you know that there are many species) which contains 75 nutritional compounds including 20 minerals, 18 amino acid and12 vitamins
Aloe vera has FIVE UNIQUE BENEFITS to the human body:
1)PENETRATION Aloe reaches the deepest body tissues, some seven layers deep.
2)ANTISEPTIC It has six antiseptic agents which kill bacteria, viruses and fungus
3)STIMULATES CELL GROWTH Stimulates the birth of new healthy cell tissue.
4)SETTLES NERVES Calming effect on the body,s nervous system.
5)CLEANSES Detoxifies and normalizes the body,s metabolism
Aloevera is a natural healthy cocktail which promotes health and well being in the bodyIN which anybody suffering from one ailment or the other will pick to overcome the problems
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by dominique(f): 11:59am On Jul 22, 2009
i have a few more questions. . .

do these products dont have a name?

is it recommended for epilepsy or any other nervous disorder?

can we get them in reputable pharmacists or chemists across the country or we have to get them through you?
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by ab1989: 4:48pm On Jul 22, 2009
THE PRODUCTS FOR SEIZURE/ EPILEPSY ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1) Aloe vera gel liquid drink
2) Ginkgo plus tablets
3) Garlic/Thyme tablets
4) Bee pollen tablets
5)Aloe blossom tea
All these are not drugs but food supplement (in liquid and tablet form) from FOREVER LIVING PRODUCTS LTD from USA with offices in Nigeria and many countries. They are not found in supermarkets, Retail shops or pharmacy shops but you can buy directly from the company or from their distributors like me. Even if you are buying from the company, the distributor has to introduce you to them to enable the company to pay commission to the person for introducing a customer to them. The advantage to the buyer is that he will buy at the control price which is far lesser than the distributor,s price.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Funseeka(m): 9:53pm On Jul 23, 2009
reach me on 07032222232. I have got something for you
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by emmanuel c(m): 10:34am On Jul 28, 2009
let her drink lots of water ,it surely helps
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Nezan(m): 11:59am On Jul 29, 2009
emmanuel c:

let her drink lots of water ,it surely helps
Better take her to a Doctor
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Life boy(m): 12:44pm On Jul 29, 2009
Please do place her on URINE therapy, she should do it with water and fruits without taking in any soild food. morning, everning and night.

while doing taking the urine she should stay for at least 1 hr 30mins befor taking in fruit or water

she should consume all the urine she pass out, especially her morning urine for the period of 2months then she will be alright.

it is not easy to do but if one try doing it, it has cure for over 75 disease you can think off

for more info contact me through: senatoruwem@yahoo.com
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by tatenda: 1:09pm On Jul 29, 2009
Hi Jodina

For you to even start seeking advise on this forum, buffles me. I really sympathise with you coz is shows you are very desperate to get some help for your sister. You need to seek help ferom professionals (specialists), not any doctor like a GP. Seizures come in different forms and the medication also differs. She needs to go for brain scans and all that for the doctor to determine whats kind of seizure she suffer from, then they take it from there. If there jis no improvement from the doc attending to her now, ypu try other doctors. Please do not look for advise from Nairaland "Doctors". All what they are telling you is hogwash. If your family can afford try coming down here in Mzansi (south Africa). We have excellent doctors. Good luck
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Kx: 1:35pm On Jul 29, 2009
When I first saw this thread I could nt bring myself to contribute,simply
because am in tears even as i type.
All the same,I ll give u the little info i know about dat disease.

Its the single most difficult condition i ve witnessed.
I lived with a sufferer for over 23yrs.
The whole family was in constant tears all the while.

Theres nothing we did nt try.
Some people recommend urine here.
Sis,as demeaning as taking ones unrine could be,i tell u what,it did not work for my uncle's fits.
I pray God it works for ur sis though.

I personally took my guy to huge christain gatherings,to God be d glory it was nt his opportunity to be healed.

He was on some seroius medications.Some costing over 6k,at first d fits reduced.
But shockingly,even while he was on drugs,after sometime,he experienced unprecented and hugely
nauseating fits.My verdict,the drugs,in d long run,did more harm than good.

All forms of native,just name the city and i tell u all the native docs made some cool pays
over 23yrs while my man was suffering.

My advice.
Give ur sis all d love and support.
Although i got to know of the usefulness of ground nutmeg mixed with honey (maybe it relates to the katogenic stuff dat someone mentioned here,
i dont know) but we never got to try it out with my uncle.

Ultimately,there is nothing God cannot do.While u experiment with all the help and tips u get,believe God will intervene.

The sufferers never wished to have it but,they just find demselves in it.
Like i said,show love and understanding to ur sis,
My own uncle is gone.His going was made most painful by the way he did.
I wish u and ur sis better luck in finding a cure.

Goodluck.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Ibile Ife: 1:54pm On Jul 29, 2009
Let her seek for the best medical attention and check for brain tumor.

May God heal her.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by tatenda: 2:06pm On Jul 29, 2009
Treatment Overview
Treatment can reduce or prevent seizures in most people who have epilepsy, which can improve the quality of your life. Controlling your epilepsy also lowers the risk of falling and other complications that can happen when you have a seizure.

First your doctor will determine what type of epilepsy and what kinds of seizures you have. Treatment that controls one kind of seizure may have no effect on other kinds. Your doctor will also consider your age, health, and lifestyle when planning your treatment.

It may take time for you and your doctor to find the right combination, schedule, and dosage of medicines to manage your epilepsy. The goal is to prevent seizures while causing as few unwanted side effects as possible. With the help of your doctor, you can weigh the benefits of a particular treatment against its drawbacks, including side effects, health risks, and cost.

After you and your doctor figure out the most effective treatment for you, it is important that you follow your treatment exactly as prescribed.

Initial treatment
Initial treatment for epilepsy depends on the severity, frequency, and type of seizures and whether a cause for your condition has been identified. Medicine is the first and most common approach. Antiepileptic medicines do not cure epilepsy, but they help prevent seizures in well over half of the people who take them. 1

Medicines that may be used first to treat epileptic seizures include:

Carbamazepine (Tegretol, Carbatrol).
Ethosuximide (Zarontin), for absence seizures only.
Topiramate (Topamax).
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal).
Phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek) or fosphenytoin (Cerebyx).
Valproic acid or divalproex sodium (Depakene, Depakote).
Phenobarbital (Luminal Sodium, Solfoton). Phenobarbital is a first-lineOngoing treatment

If epileptic seizures continue even though you are being treated, additional or other antiepileptic medicines may be tried, including:

Felbamate (Felbatol).
Gabapentin (Neurontin).
Lamotrigine (Lamictal).
Levetiracetam (Keppra).
Tiagabine (Gabitril).
Topiramate (Topamax).
Zonisamide (Zonegran).
Benzodiazepines (for example, Diastat, Tranxene, Valium).
Phenobarbital (Luminal Sodium, Solfoton). Phenobarbital is a first-line medicine for newborns.
Primidone (Mysoline). The body converts primidone into phenobarbital.
Pregabalin (Lyrica). This medicine is intended to be used along with other antiseizure medicine.
Lacosamide (Vimpat). This medicine can be used along with other antiseizure medicine to treat partial seizures.
Rufinamide (Banzel). This medicine can be used along with other antiseizure medicine to treat seizures
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by seun001(m): 2:40pm On Jul 29, 2009
pls let a specialist investigate the origin(brain scans) and pinpoint the triggers that set off the seizures.nutrition goes a long way too.

Knowing the triggers is very important as it helps reduce the occurrence and manage it better.the drugs do work and the sufferer will be gradually weaned from the drug depending on the investigation carried out abt the causes of the seizures.

Somebody says it cannot be cured, that is a total lie cos i have a cuz that have not had a seizure in almost 10 yrs now.yeah its unbelievable bt i guess God has a hand in it.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by phatjoe(m): 4:22pm On Jul 29, 2009
herbs works better for any kind of treatment
it's just a matter of right kind and the right herbal
practitioner.just do comprehensive check-up to know
what you are to treat.


Concentration
1)PENETRATION Aloe reaches the deepest body tissues, some seven layers deep.
2)ANTISEPTIC It has six antiseptic agents which kill bacteria, viruses and fungus
3)STIMULATES CELL GROWTH Stimulates the birth of new healthy cell tissue.
4)SETTLES NERVES Calming effect on the body,s nervous system.
5)CLEANSES Detoxifies and normalizes the body,s metabolism

Medication
Ginkgo plus tablets
THERE ARE HERBS THAT HAS GINKGO CONTENTS

symptoms[i][/i]
Missed medication
Lack of sleep
Illness (both with and without fever)
Severe psychological stress
Heavy alcohol use
Medicinal contraindication regarding over-the-counter/prescription medications. These can decrease the efficiency of her of seizure medications
Nutritional deficiencies: vitamins and minerals
The menstrual cycle.
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i'm in agreement wif the suggestions.
But, i strongly recommend that it should local herb
there is no harm in trying them.
i feel 4 people undergoing crises like siezure{asthmatic or epiletic}

wish your sister swift recovery.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Nezan(m): 5:50pm On Jul 29, 2009
Nezan:

Better take her to a Doctor
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by minute(f): 7:08pm On Jul 29, 2009
No,although theres ongoing research,stimulating certain

parts of the brain so to cease seizures.For the moment

I think drug therapy is the best way to go,your neurologist

or family physician would be the one to ask.


And try going to www.epilepsy.com. That community would be a big help.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Backup: 2:31am On Jul 30, 2009
I don't think so
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by illusion2: 7:56am On Jul 30, 2009
If you want a permanent solution ,I'll suggest you seriously consider brain surgery.

Google and do some research,get i touch with doctors in India/US.

Its well. . . . . . . . I had a neighbour with similar experiences.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by jumie(f): 9:55am On Jul 30, 2009
Seek God!!!

He alone can and will heal her completely! He did it for me, He has been doing it for others and He will surely do it for your sis.

ONLY BELIEVE!!!
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by Oluschenco(m): 11:39am On Jul 30, 2009
Try all the suggestions given to you, especially the urine therapy, my Gradma (late) once told me about its power.
Finally, I do believe in the power of Prayer, God is the Omniscience.
Re: Is There A Cure For Seizure/epilepsy? by illusion2: 12:03pm On Jul 30, 2009
Oluschenco:

Try all the suggestions given to you, especially the urine therapy, my Gradma (late) once told me about its power.
Finally, I do believe in the power of Prayer, God is the Omniscience.
PLS TRY EVERYTHING ,BUT URINE THERAPY. ITS DEMONIC AND ESPECIALLY SEPTIC. PLS DON'T TRY IT.

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