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Natural treatment for primary generalized seizure disorder? Had one seizure two yrs ago. Now on lamictal 50 b.I.D.

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

"natural" remedies such as herbs, etc.
Have not been proven to manage epilepsy, especially generalize epilepsies as well as medications (those too have their limitations) do. If you have not had a seizure in 2 years, you may speak to your neurologist about options and management options at this point. Hope that helps!

In brief: See below

"natural" remedies such as herbs, etc.
Have not been proven to manage epilepsy, especially generalize epilepsies as well as medications (those too have their limitations) do. If you have not had a seizure in 2 years, you may speak to your neurologist about options and management options at this point. Hope that helps!
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
There are many studies that have shown "ketogenic" diets are effective at reduction of seizures, regardless of age or type of seizure a patient may suffer from. This may be a natural way to help manage your seizures, in conjunction with your neurologist.
Dr. John Baker
Neurology
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In brief: Natural

There are little safe and well studies 'natural' epilepsy treatments.
None of the anti epileptic medications are truly natural. No herbal remedy truly has epileptic suppression in a way pharmacologically that makes since. Anxiolytics similar to valerian root have some benzodiazepine receptor agonism and therefore could aid in seizure suppression, but this is not recommended.

In brief: Natural

There are little safe and well studies 'natural' epilepsy treatments.
None of the anti epileptic medications are truly natural. No herbal remedy truly has epileptic suppression in a way pharmacologically that makes since. Anxiolytics similar to valerian root have some benzodiazepine receptor agonism and therefore could aid in seizure suppression, but this is not recommended.
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