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Epilepsy.. 1 year 10 months ago #94293

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Hi Mom here, I have a son who's been diagnosed with childhood epilepsy syndrome, this means their epilepsy has specific characteristics. These can include the type of seizure or seizures they have, the age when the seizures started and the specific results of an electroencephalogram (EEG).An EEG test is painless, and it records the electrical activity of the brain. In my son's case, he has "benign" which means they usually have a good outcome and usually go away once the child reaches a certain age. And as a mom, I don't want my son to suffer this kind of illness for a very long time. He's 5 yrs old now and he is doing great in school. That's why I am searching the best solution for my son and as along the way, I read that cannabis can be the solution to my problem. But I did not try it yet. So am just asking if it safe for my son? Any reply will highly appreciate. Thanks in advance.

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Epilepsy.. 1 year 10 months ago #94298

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Cannabis use is illegal in this country, however I do believe that CBD oil can be effective in treating certain types of epilepsy in children.

There have been some high profile cases reported in the media recently, with some children being prescribed it for their condition. Your GP should be your first port of call to discuss your options.

I had to edit your post to remove the link that you gave, please be aware that we cannot be seen to promote the sale of any products, drug related or otherwise, and I ask that you don't include such links in the future.

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Epilepsy.. 1 year 10 months ago #94343

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You certainly need to speak to your GP about this before you try any treatment, partly because there may be effects that aren't so widely publicised, and also because your GP needs to be aware of any drugs that are being taken in case they have a reaction with any treatment he is currently undergoing.

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Epilepsy.. 3 months 2 weeks ago #105636

Hello Ahody,

I have had epilepsy since I was 17 years of age. It came on suddenly without any warning. I have been seizure free since 2000 after the birth of my first child. I have to be careful with my lifestyle choices and take my medication. Please always chat with your GP about treatment options, and don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to. In some parts of the UK we have specialised Epilepsy nurses, who will talk through options with you. Personally I would avoid any illegal drugs - the consequences of taking these drugs is unknown, whereas there are many different types of Epilepsy medication that have been researched and tested thoroughly before use. I hope your son is doing well and continues to do so.

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Epilepsy.. 1 month 1 week ago #107596

actd wrote: You certainly need to speak to your GP about this before you try any treatment, partly because there may be effects that aren't so widely publicised, and also because your GP needs to be aware of any drugs that are being taken in case they have a reaction with any treatment he is currently undergoing.


I totally agree. I do nothing without speaking to my doctor. Maybe it seems stupid, but I don't joke with my kids health

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