Does anyone have experience with the ketogenic diet for epilepsy? If so do medications become more potent on the diet?

No. Ketogenic diet was introduced long before current antiepiletic drugs became available. Ketogenic diet works well for some individuals with intractable epilepsy allowing tapering down the AED they have been on.

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Is it safe for an adult use ketogenic diet for treating epilepsy?

Not useful. Although children with difficult to control epilepsies do respond, most adults do not. Furthermore the diet is rather tough to tolerate in adults, as it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and could cause chemical imbalances and cardiovascular problems. Best to avoid. Read more...

How/why does a ketogenic diet help in epilepsy? (what happens in the body and brain?)

See below. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling bra. Read more...

Is following a ketogenic diet as effective as surgery for epilepsy?

For some children. Many children who go on a ketogenic diet have already tried multiple anti-convulsion medications without effective seizure control or with intolerable side effects. About a third of children who go on this diet become completely seizure-free. It isn't for everyone and it requires close monitoring, supervision and often vitamin and mineral supplementation but it really does work for many children. Read more...
Diet vs surgery. The ketogenic diet and surgery are two approaches to reduce or control seizures. Surgery is directed at localized areas of brain from which seizures are triggered. The ketogenic diet is most often used for medication resistent seizures that are generalized forms of epilepsy or seizure syndromes. They are not usuallly interchangeable. Read more...