VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist... (2024)

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Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by rycharde on Sun, 2008-03-16 - 13:04

Hi

in Thailand, after a seizure, was given high dose multi-B (B3, B6, B12). Currently in the UK my doc said they were a waste of time - then a week later after blood tests put me on B9 (better known as folic acid). So ignored his previous advice and am on a mixture of B's. I figured the reason the B levels were OK was precisely because I was taking supplements, wereas I was not taking B9 tablets.

Rych

Hiin Thailand, after a seizure, was given high dose multi-B (B3, B6, B12). Currently in the UK my doc said they were a waste of time - then a week later after blood tests put me on B9 (better known as folic acid). So ignored his previous advice and am on a mixture of B's. I figured the reason the B levels were OK was precisely because I was taking supplements, wereas I was not taking B9 tablets.Rych

Hi

in Thailand, after a seizure, was given high dose multi-B (B3, B6, B12). Currently in the UK my doc said they were a waste of time - then a week later after blood tests put me on B9 (better known as folic acid). So ignored his previous advice and am on a mixture of B's. I figured the reason the B levels were OK was precisely because I was taking supplements, wereas I was not taking B9 tablets.

Rych

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by mom2superkid on Mon, 2008-03-17 - 08:24

My neuro has me taking B6 and Folic Acid. The B6 is to help with the Keppra-rage and the folic acid is something he has all females of child bearing age take along with seizure meds.

My neuro has me taking B6 and Folic Acid. The B6 is to help with the Keppra-rage and the folic acid is something he has all females of child bearing age take along with seizure meds.

My neuro has me taking B6 and Folic Acid. The B6 is to help with the Keppra-rage and the folic acid is something he has all females of child bearing age take along with seizure meds.

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by ValNewLife on Mon, 2008-03-17 - 08:30

Keppra-rage? So B6 also helps with emotional issues?

Keppra-rage? So B6 also helps with emotional issues?

Keppra-rage? So B6 also helps with emotional issues?

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by mom2superkid on Mon, 2008-03-17 - 18:20

Keppra is notorious for causing anger/irritability. The B6 is mainly to help equalize the brain chemistry if I am not mistaken. My neuro just mentioned that it would also keep the Keppra-rage away.

Keppra is notorious for causing anger/irritability. The B6 is mainly to help equalize the brain chemistry if I am not mistaken. My neuro just mentioned that it would also keep the Keppra-rage away.

Keppra is notorious for causing anger/irritability. The B6 is mainly to help equalize the brain chemistry if I am not mistaken. My neuro just mentioned that it would also keep the Keppra-rage away.

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by mitor on Fri, 2008-09-12 - 11:11

I'd also go with more of the B then just B6, B12 etc as they are all beneficial. I get discount vitamins online since having enough each month and buying them local is far to expensive.

I'd also go with more of the B then just B6, B12 etc as they are all beneficial. I get <a href="http://vitanetonline.com/">discount vitamins</a> online since having enough each month and buying them local is far to expensive.

I'd also go with more of the B then just B6, B12 etc as they are all beneficial. I get discount vitamins online since having enough each month and buying them local is far to expensive.

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by wyboemail on Mon, 2008-03-17 - 16:46

I would be interetsed in talking more with you about this. We are researching vitamins for our son. Email me at curtis.wybourn@qbeamericas.com

My son has developed acid reflux and we are starting him on Aloe Vera juice to help with that. Certified nutrition said to also give him the chilrens emergen c. has all the vitiamins a child needs. He is also on Keppra. 250 mg in am and 500 mg at night.

Thanks,

Curt

I would be interetsed in talking more with you about this. We are researching vitamins for our son. Email me at <a href="mailto:curtis.wybourn@qbeamericas.com">curtis.wybourn@qbeamericas.com</a>My son has developed acid reflux and we are starting him on Aloe Vera juice to help with that. Certified nutrition said to also give him the chilrens emergen c. has all the vitiamins a child needs. He is also on Keppra. 250 mg in am and 500 mg at night.Thanks,Curt

I would be interetsed in talking more with you about this. We are researching vitamins for our son. Email me at curtis.wybourn@qbeamericas.com

My son has developed acid reflux and we are starting him on Aloe Vera juice to help with that. Certified nutrition said to also give him the chilrens emergen c. has all the vitiamins a child needs. He is also on Keppra. 250 mg in am and 500 mg at night.

Thanks,

Curt

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by ckolonick on Mon, 2008-03-31 - 13:02

I would like to talk more about this too. My son (16) is starting to have some side effects on Topamax since we are still increasing it. My neuro has never mentioned vitamins or supplements to us.

Feel free to email me off line..

ckolonick@sbcglobal.net

I would like to talk more about this too. My son (16) is starting to have some side effects on Topamax since we are still increasing it. My neuro has never mentioned vitamins or supplements to us.Feel free to email me off line..<a href="mailto:ckolonick@sbcglobal.net">ckolonick@sbcglobal.net</a>

I would like to talk more about this too. My son (16) is starting to have some side effects on Topamax since we are still increasing it. My neuro has never mentioned vitamins or supplements to us.

Feel free to email me off line..

ckolonick@sbcglobal.net

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by Summer-Lilly on Tue, 2008-04-01 - 23:59

Hello there,I am glad to hear that your son is feeling much better after taking the vitamins!I have been on Topamax for around 8 months now, and have really struggled with this medication.I have begged with my neurologist to take me off it several times, as the side effects for me personally have been horrid.Anyhoo...a few weeks ago I bought a great multivitamin with Selenium, and a vitamin B tablet. I also take fish oil daily.I have also found drinking a high quality protein shake with blueberries, bananas, and yoghurt have been fantastic too.I eat a lot of high protein foods now, and lots of fresh fruit, veg, and fish.I can't tell express how much this has helped me!! and I have even gained weight, which was needed!My skin is looking a lot better, and the side-effects are almost all gone....yippee!!!!I find if I get lazy and skip on my diet or vitamins, the Topamax side-effects come back to haunt me!Hope this helps!Take careSummer

Hello there,I am glad to hear that your son is feeling much better after taking the vitamins!I have been on Topamax for around 8 months now, and have really struggled with this medication.I have begged with my neurologist to take me off it several times, as the side effects for me personally have been horrid.Anyhoo...a few weeks ago I bought a great multivitamin with Selenium, and a vitamin B tablet. I also take fish oil daily.I have also found drinking a high quality protein shake with blueberries, bananas, and yoghurt have been fantastic too.I eat a lot of high protein foods now, and lots of fresh fruit, veg, and fish.I can't tell express how much this has helped me!! and I have even gained weight, which was needed!My skin is looking a lot better, and the side-effects are almost all gone....yippee!!!!I find if I get lazy and skip on my diet or vitamins, the Topamax side-effects come back to haunt me!Hope this helps!Take careSummer

Hello there,I am glad to hear that your son is feeling much better after taking the vitamins!I have been on Topamax for around 8 months now, and have really struggled with this medication.I have begged with my neurologist to take me off it several times, as the side effects for me personally have been horrid.Anyhoo...a few weeks ago I bought a great multivitamin with Selenium, and a vitamin B tablet. I also take fish oil daily.I have also found drinking a high quality protein shake with blueberries, bananas, and yoghurt have been fantastic too.I eat a lot of high protein foods now, and lots of fresh fruit, veg, and fish.I can't tell express how much this has helped me!! and I have even gained weight, which was needed!My skin is looking a lot better, and the side-effects are almost all gone....yippee!!!!I find if I get lazy and skip on my diet or vitamins, the Topamax side-effects come back to haunt me!Hope this helps!Take careSummer

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by teener on Thu, 2009-04-16 - 18:37

I too had ALOT of trouble with Tomapax, I just couldn't funtion at all. I was switched to Tegretol (300MG daily) and I have had no side effects! The stuff is great, maybe ask your doctor about that. Seriously, Tomapax is evil...

The only thing with the Tegretol is that you have to be careful if you are also taking an anti-depressent. I take Elivil to help me sleep, but I'm at 15MG, which basically does nothing, but its a safe amount. I think it does help me sleep just for the fact that I know I'm taking 'something'.

I too had ALOT of trouble with Tomapax, I just couldn't funtion at all. I was switched to Tegretol (300MG daily) and I have had no side effects! The stuff is great, maybe ask your doctor about that. Seriously, Tomapax is evil...The only thing with the Tegretol is that you have to be careful if you are also taking an anti-depressent. I take Elivil to help me sleep, but I'm at 15MG, which basically does nothing, but its a safe amount. I think it does help me sleep just for the fact that I know I'm taking 'something'.

I too had ALOT of trouble with Tomapax, I just couldn't funtion at all. I was switched to Tegretol (300MG daily) and I have had no side effects! The stuff is great, maybe ask your doctor about that. Seriously, Tomapax is evil...

The only thing with the Tegretol is that you have to be careful if you are also taking an anti-depressent. I take Elivil to help me sleep, but I'm at 15MG, which basically does nothing, but its a safe amount. I think it does help me sleep just for the fact that I know I'm taking 'something'.

Vitamins & Seizures

Submitted by Andrew314 on Sun, 2008-04-06 - 17:29

I Have been using vitamin B6 for over 37 years to control my seizures Here is my story:

http://www.epilepsyforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=14802

Do not alter any medication without your doctor's consent.

Regards,

Andrew

I Have been using vitamin B6 for over 37 years to control my seizures Here is my story:<a href="http://www.epilepsyforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=14802">http://www.epilepsyforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=14802</a>Do not alter any medication without your doctor's consent.Regards,Andrew

I Have been using vitamin B6 for over 37 years to control my seizures Here is my story:

http://www.epilepsyforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=14802

Do not alter any medication without your doctor's consent.

Regards,

Andrew

Re: Vitamins & Seizures

Submitted by jess1 on Tue, 2009-04-14 - 17:55

you have not had any seizures for all thoes years are you still on meds

you have not had any seizures for all thoes years are you still on meds

you have not had any seizures for all thoes years are you still on meds

Re: Vitamins & Seizures

Submitted by Andrew314 on Sat, 2009-06-20 - 14:27

Hi all,

I have now been using vitamin B6 to control my seizures for over 38 years. My seizure medication now consists of B vitamins only. Inover 38 yearsI have never used any anti-epileptic drugs with my B vitamin to control my seizures.

My story and some interesting links can now be found at the following URL:

http://brain.hastypastry.net/forums/showthread.php?t=36549

**DO NOT ALTER ANY MEDICATION WITHOUT YOUR DOCTOR'S CONSENT**

Vitaminsmay interfere with some anti-epileptic drugs.

http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/women/folicacid

http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/about/positionstatements/folicacid.html

A high dose of vitamin B6 may cause Peripheral Neuropathy.

Regards

Andrew

Hi all,I have now been using vitamin B6 to control my seizures for over 38 years. My seizure medication now consists of B vitamins only. Inover 38 yearsI have never used any anti-epileptic drugs with my B vitamin to control my seizures.My story and some interesting links can now be found at the following URL:<a href="http://brain.hastypastry.net/forums/showthread.php?t=36549">http://brain.hastypastry.net/forums/showthread.php?t=36549</a>**DO NOT ALTER ANY MEDICATION WITHOUT YOUR DOCTOR'S CONSENT**Vitaminsmay interfere with some anti-epileptic drugs.<a href="http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/women/folicacid">http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/women/folicacid</a><a href="http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/about/positionstatements/folicacid.html">http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/about/positionstatements/folicacid.html</a>A high dose of vitamin B6 may cause Peripheral Neuropathy.RegardsAndrew

Hi all,

I have now been using vitamin B6 to control my seizures for over 38 years. My seizure medication now consists of B vitamins only. Inover 38 yearsI have never used any anti-epileptic drugs with my B vitamin to control my seizures.

My story and some interesting links can now be found at the following URL:

http://brain.hastypastry.net/forums/showthread.php?t=36549

**DO NOT ALTER ANY MEDICATION WITHOUT YOUR DOCTOR'S CONSENT**

Vitaminsmay interfere with some anti-epileptic drugs.

http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/women/folicacid

http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/about/positionstatements/folicacid.html

A high dose of vitamin B6 may cause Peripheral Neuropathy.

Regards

Andrew

Re: Vitamins & Seizures

Submitted by mom24boyz on Tue, 2012-03-27 - 11:35

My 16 yr old is diagnosed with LGS and we recently added B6. The change in him is amazing! His EEG has an extremely slow background and we tried this to improve his quality of life. It's working!!! Then we added Onfi and are titrating off of Banzel and Dilantin...(in process now)...the change has been dramatic! Its nice to see when his seizures have controlled most of his life.

Now in PA there is a problem getting Onfi. If you know anyone in PA on this wonderful drug please pass on my petition to change the code and get it available again!

https://www.change.org/petitions/don-t-take-matt-s-chance-at-life-away

My 16 yr old is diagnosed with LGS and we recently added B6. The change in him is amazing! His EEG has an extremely slow background and we tried this to improve his quality of life. It's working!!! Then we added Onfi and are titrating off of Banzel and Dilantin...(in process now)...the change has been dramatic! Its nice to see when his seizures have controlled most of his life.Now in PA there is a problem getting Onfi. If you know anyone in PA on this wonderful drug please pass on my petition to change the code and get it available again!<a href="https://www.change.org/petitions/don-t-take-matt-s-chance-at-life-away">https://www.change.org/petitions/don-t-take-matt-s-chance-at-life-away</a>

My 16 yr old is diagnosed with LGS and we recently added B6. The change in him is amazing! His EEG has an extremely slow background and we tried this to improve his quality of life. It's working!!! Then we added Onfi and are titrating off of Banzel and Dilantin...(in process now)...the change has been dramatic! Its nice to see when his seizures have controlled most of his life.

Now in PA there is a problem getting Onfi. If you know anyone in PA on this wonderful drug please pass on my petition to change the code and get it available again!

https://www.change.org/petitions/don-t-take-matt-s-chance-at-life-away

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by Seruzies on Sat, 2008-09-13 - 23:14

I don't eat right, I probably shouldn't drink as much liquid as I do. Often times, I drink Coke and iced tea, and feel full even though I haven't eaten that much and then start skipping meals. I'm going to add a protien shake in the morning with breakfast and one later in the day if I feel hungry between meals. I know I don't eat right, and not eating right can lead to seizures for me. I eat plenty of red meat, so I know I don't have a real problem with protien in my diet. I probably shouldeat more fish too.

I don't eat right, I probably shouldn't drink as much liquid as I do. Often times, I drink Coke and iced tea, and feel full even though I haven't eaten that much and then start skipping meals. I'm going to add a protien shake in the morning with breakfast and one later in the day if I feel hungry between meals. I know I don't eat right, and not eating right can lead to seizures for me. I eat plenty of red meat, so I know I don't have a real problem with protien in my diet. I probably shouldeat more fish too.

I don't eat right, I probably shouldn't drink as much liquid as I do. Often times, I drink Coke and iced tea, and feel full even though I haven't eaten that much and then start skipping meals. I'm going to add a protien shake in the morning with breakfast and one later in the day if I feel hungry between meals. I know I don't eat right, and not eating right can lead to seizures for me. I eat plenty of red meat, so I know I don't have a real problem with protien in my diet. I probably shouldeat more fish too.

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by TaniaJaye on Wed, 2009-04-22 - 20:52

I've recently started taking vitamin and mineral supplements.

Good luck to you and your son, I'll keep tabs with you to see how you're getting on, and I'll let you know how I get on too xx

I've recently started taking vitamin and mineral supplements.Good luck to you and your son, I'll keep tabs with you to see how you're getting on, and I'll let you know how I get on too xx

I've recently started taking vitamin and mineral supplements.

Good luck to you and your son, I'll keep tabs with you to see how you're getting on, and I'll let you know how I get on too xx

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by katfaerie on Sat, 2009-06-20 - 15:30

i don't have experience with any of these suppliments other than folic acid, which women of child bearing age should take b/c a lack of it very early on in a pregnancy can cause spina bifida. BUT i wanted to add the fact that my neuro highly recommened that i take a calcium suppliment since some AEDs can cause a decrease in bone density which can have really bad long term effects. calcium has no anti-seizure benefit, but it can help with the long term med side-effects. so i take calcium everyday to hopefully protect my bones in the future.

good luck and keep us updated! i am willing to try anything that can help!

kat

i don't have experience with any of these suppliments other than folic acid, which women of child bearing age should take b/c a lack of it very early on in a pregnancy can cause spina bifida. BUT i wanted to add the fact that my neuro highly recommened that i take a calcium suppliment since some AEDs can cause a decrease in bone density which can have really bad long term effects. calcium has no anti-seizure benefit, but it can help with the long term med side-effects. so i take calcium everyday to hopefully protect my bones in the future.good luck and keep us updated! i am willing to try anything that can help!kat

i don't have experience with any of these suppliments other than folic acid, which women of child bearing age should take b/c a lack of it very early on in a pregnancy can cause spina bifida. BUT i wanted to add the fact that my neuro highly recommened that i take a calcium suppliment since some AEDs can cause a decrease in bone density which can have really bad long term effects. calcium has no anti-seizure benefit, but it can help with the long term med side-effects. so i take calcium everyday to hopefully protect my bones in the future.

good luck and keep us updated! i am willing to try anything that can help!

kat

Re: VITAMINS suggested by our Neurologist...

Submitted by pewter on Sun, 2009-06-21 - 07:38

My Neuro suggested I take Calcium and Vitamin D saying that some AEDs decrease bone density. In that I am in my mid-40s and a woman.. figured it couldn't hurt in that I am Lactose Intolerant anyhow and do not get a lot of calcium, if any, in my daily diet. So, I take that in a combo form.

I do take Fish Oil with those components in it as well. This was suggested by another specialist I see for something else.

I find that I can tell a difference, in the other area of issue I have, when I miss any doses of this. I also believe that having this along with my AED has helped my seizures as well.

The Fish Oil wasn't suggested by my Neuro.

My Neuro suggested I take Calcium and Vitamin D saying that some AEDs decrease bone density. In that I am in my mid-40s and a woman.. figured it couldn't hurt in that I am Lactose Intolerant anyhow and do not get a lot of calcium, if any, in my daily diet. So, I take that in a combo form.I do take Fish Oil with those components in it as well. This was suggested by another specialist I see for something else.I find that I can tell a difference, in the other area of issue I have, when I miss any doses of this. I also believe that having this along with my AED has helped my seizures as well.The Fish Oil wasn't suggested by my Neuro.

My Neuro suggested I take Calcium and Vitamin D saying that some AEDs decrease bone density. In that I am in my mid-40s and a woman.. figured it couldn't hurt in that I am Lactose Intolerant anyhow and do not get a lot of calcium, if any, in my daily diet. So, I take that in a combo form.

I do take Fish Oil with those components in it as well. This was suggested by another specialist I see for something else.

I find that I can tell a difference, in the other area of issue I have, when I miss any doses of this. I also believe that having this along with my AED has helped my seizures as well.

The Fish Oil wasn't suggested by my Neuro.

I take lamictal which thus

Submitted by Samanthacheneymcl@yahoo.con on Wed, 2014-10-01 - 10:51

I take lamictal which thus far has worked the best. When I first started taking keppra they had me on 3000mg and which is way to much to begin with and I slept 16 hrs a day. The medicine made me extremely tired and miserable.

I take lamictal which thus far has worked the best. When I first started taking keppra they had me on 3000mg and which is way to much to begin with and I slept 16 hrs a day. The medicine made me extremely tired and miserable.

I take lamictal which thus far has worked the best. When I first started taking keppra they had me on 3000mg and which is way to much to begin with and I slept 16 hrs a day. The medicine made me extremely tired and miserable.

I am so happy to see this

Submitted by madyrenee on Tue, 2016-11-22 - 14:01

I am so happy to see this post! I am 23, haven't had a seizure (grand mal) in 4 years due to my switch to Topamax and Kepra. I feel my Topamax dumbs down my vocabulary, i've always thought that unfortunately, since 16. But it is worth the bonus of no seizures. It makes me very sleepy as well, taking one in the morning and 2 at night, but i also take Adderal 30mg for my adhd.My doctor has never recommended any vitamins, so I've taken it upon myself to try some on my own. Not good, I know, but my neurologist is a Hi- Bye kind of doctor. Vitamin D gives me unbearable heartburn. I am scared to try anything else at the moment, but I am a very skinny, always cold person and I know i should take vitamins.

I am so happy to see this post! I am 23, haven't had a seizure (grand mal) in 4 years due to my switch to Topamax and Kepra. I feel my Topamax dumbs down my vocabulary, i've always thought that unfortunately, since 16. But it is worth the bonus of no seizures. It makes me very sleepy as well, taking one in the morning and 2 at night, but i also take Adderal 30mg for my adhd.My doctor has never recommended any vitamins, so I've taken it upon myself to try some on my own. Not good, I know, but my neurologist is a Hi- Bye kind of doctor. Vitamin D gives me unbearable heartburn. I am scared to try anything else at the moment, but I am a very skinny, always cold person and I know i should take vitamins.

I am so happy to see this post! I am 23, haven't had a seizure (grand mal) in 4 years due to my switch to Topamax and Kepra. I feel my Topamax dumbs down my vocabulary, i've always thought that unfortunately, since 16. But it is worth the bonus of no seizures. It makes me very sleepy as well, taking one in the morning and 2 at night, but i also take Adderal 30mg for my adhd.My doctor has never recommended any vitamins, so I've taken it upon myself to try some on my own. Not good, I know, but my neurologist is a Hi- Bye kind of doctor. Vitamin D gives me unbearable heartburn. I am scared to try anything else at the moment, but I am a very skinny, always cold person and I know i should take vitamins.

Thank you for that info that

Submitted by Mik3rivera on Tue, 2017-11-21 - 20:17

Thank you for that info that puts me at ease for my grandson

Thank you for that info that puts me at ease for my grandson

Thank you for that info that puts me at ease for my grandson

Your comment stood out to me

Submitted by Nit3_Stalk3r on Sat, 2018-04-21 - 10:00

Your comment stood out to me the most, i too am on the same medications, (topamax and Keppra) they do seem to help a bit, but since my first seizure when i was 8... the meds have been slowing down my thinking and throws off my balance a great deal and at the age of only 22. I would try to get other opinions from doctors and see what other routes to take before other symptoms occur that aren't wanted.

Your comment stood out to me the most, i too am on the same medications, (topamax and Keppra) they do seem to help a bit, but since my first seizure when i was 8... the meds have been slowing down my thinking and throws off my balance a great deal and at the age of only 22. I would try to get other opinions from doctors and see what other routes to take before other symptoms occur that aren't wanted.

Your comment stood out to me the most, i too am on the same medications, (topamax and Keppra) they do seem to help a bit, but since my first seizure when i was 8... the meds have been slowing down my thinking and throws off my balance a great deal and at the age of only 22. I would try to get other opinions from doctors and see what other routes to take before other symptoms occur that aren't wanted.

I have done a lot of research

Submitted by BLC BOOKS on Mon, 2018-10-15 - 19:48

I have done a lot of research about seizures and the best vitamin for the condition. More often that not I keep reading about Vitamin B6 being the best vitamin one can take to eliminate them.

I have done a lot of research about seizures and the best vitamin for the condition. More often that not I keep reading about Vitamin B6 being the best vitamin one can take to eliminate them.

I have done a lot of research about seizures and the best vitamin for the condition. More often that not I keep reading about Vitamin B6 being the best vitamin one can take to eliminate them.

Yes.. I was not born with

Submitted by Kintrica on Fri, 2018-12-28 - 17:05

Yes.. I was not born with seizures I started 20 years ago with a Grandma seizure and now I'm having the quiet seizures, but when about one I can feel that it is coming on aaaaah I tried to hold a job, but I had to stop working I sits at home everyday depressed but I keep God first, because I have came along way and I am BLESSED

Yes.. I was not born with seizures I started 20 years ago with a Grandma seizure and now I'm having the quiet seizures, but when about one I can feel that it is coming on aaaaah I tried to hold a job, but I had to stop working I sits at home everyday depressed but I keep God first, because I have came along way and I am BLESSED

Yes.. I was not born with seizures I started 20 years ago with a Grandma seizure and now I'm having the quiet seizures, but when about one I can feel that it is coming on aaaaah I tried to hold a job, but I had to stop working I sits at home everyday depressed but I keep God first, because I have came along way and I am BLESSED

When I moved from my.old

Submitted by Steve Appleford on Sun, 2018-12-30 - 04:00

When I moved from my.old doctors I was so frustrated as he said we will give you B12 injection once a month because we are going to start you early as people with epilesy have problems with there organs and bones later in life it felt it was lifting me up.When I moved Drs they stopped letting me have these as they said I don't need them I tried looking for this myself the first dr said the tablet that break up and is a waist of time

When I moved from my.old doctors I was so frustrated as he said we will give you B12 injection once a month because we are going to start you early as people with epilesy have problems with there organs and bones later in life it felt it was lifting me up.When I moved Drs they stopped letting me have these as they said I don't need them I tried looking for this myself the first dr said the tablet that break up and is a waist of time

When I moved from my.old doctors I was so frustrated as he said we will give you B12 injection once a month because we are going to start you early as people with epilesy have problems with there organs and bones later in life it felt it was lifting me up.When I moved Drs they stopped letting me have these as they said I don't need them I tried looking for this myself the first dr said the tablet that break up and is a waist of time

Can I ask what brand these

Submitted by PBain on Thu, 2019-07-18 - 10:00

Can I ask what brand these products are? I have tried so many different brands for my son. I am finding out he has such a fast metabolism that the vitamins increase it even more which metabolizes his medicine in his system too fast. Yesterday I started him on B12 and this morning he had a terrible seizure at the time of his morning dose of medicine. I have eliminated anything that contains herbs in the formulas but its hard to find plain multi vitamins. Ready to give up on vitamins but I know he needs supplementation. We switched to a new neurologist and need to get his thoughts on supplements. Our old neurologist said he can take them but there is always an issue after we start taking them.

Can I ask what brand these products are? I have tried so many different brands for my son. I am finding out he has such a fast metabolism that the vitamins increase it even more which metabolizes his medicine in his system too fast. Yesterday I started him on B12 and this morning he had a terrible seizure at the time of his morning dose of medicine. I have eliminated anything that contains herbs in the formulas but its hard to find plain multi vitamins. Ready to give up on vitamins but I know he needs supplementation. We switched to a new neurologist and need to get his thoughts on supplements. Our old neurologist said he can take them but there is always an issue after we start taking them.

Can I ask what brand these products are? I have tried so many different brands for my son. I am finding out he has such a fast metabolism that the vitamins increase it even more which metabolizes his medicine in his system too fast. Yesterday I started him on B12 and this morning he had a terrible seizure at the time of his morning dose of medicine. I have eliminated anything that contains herbs in the formulas but its hard to find plain multi vitamins. Ready to give up on vitamins but I know he needs supplementation. We switched to a new neurologist and need to get his thoughts on supplements. Our old neurologist said he can take them but there is always an issue after we start taking them.

My neurologist doesn't want

Submitted by *ngc7293* on Tue, 2020-03-31 - 13:50

My neurologist doesn't want to talk about the notion of using vitamins as supplements for the medication I take for my seizures, so I go out on my own. Back in the 80's I read a book about epilepsy and the doctor mentioned using Vitamin B6 and Magnesium although they were primarily successful when used by children. I was about 30 but thought I'd try anyway. The guy at the store said taking B-complex at the same time would help break up and dissolve the B6 so it would get into my system better. After taking them for about a year or two I was able to drop the dilantin I was taking. After a couple medicine-changes later I basically stopped using them.However, now, having gone 13 years seizure-free after a lumpectomy surgical procedureI in 2005, they have started up again. So I thought I would start the vitamins and minerals again. Now I take B6 100mg, B-complex, Magnesium 400mg, Calcium 1000mg, Zinc 15mg, and Manganese 50mg.My only problem is that the Calcium and Magnesium say I should take 3 a day. I assume that's for people who have low calcium or magnesium levels but I'm not sure if I need a similar dosage for seizures. If it can affect medication, the seizures medication I currently take areLamotrigine150mg 2X daily;Fycompa 10mg 1X daily;Zonisimide 100mg 5X daily andVimpat 200mg 2X daily.If anyone can help or has knowledge about the specifics of the dosages or the effects on my current meds - if any, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

My neurologist doesn't want to talk about the notion of using vitamins as supplements for the medication I take for my seizures, so I go out on my own. Back in the 80's I read a book about epilepsy and the doctor mentioned using Vitamin B6 and Magnesium although they were primarily successful when used by children. I was about 30 but thought I'd try anyway. The guy at the store said taking B-complex at the same time would help break up and dissolve the B6 so it would get into my system better. After taking them for about a year or two I was able to drop the dilantin I was taking. After a couple medicine-changes later I basically stopped using them.However, now, having gone 13 years seizure-free after a lumpectomy surgical procedureI in 2005, they have started up again. So I thought I would start the vitamins and minerals again. Now I take B6 100mg, B-complex, Magnesium 400mg, Calcium 1000mg, Zinc 15mg, and Manganese 50mg.My only problem is that the Calcium and Magnesium say I should take 3 a day. I assume that's for people who have low calcium or magnesium levels but I'm not sure if I need a similar dosage for seizures. If it can affect medication, the seizures medication I currently take areLamotrigine150mg 2X daily;Fycompa 10mg 1X daily;Zonisimide 100mg 5X daily andVimpat 200mg 2X daily.If anyone can help or has knowledge about the specifics of the dosages or the effects on my current meds - if any, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

My neurologist doesn't want to talk about the notion of using vitamins as supplements for the medication I take for my seizures, so I go out on my own. Back in the 80's I read a book about epilepsy and the doctor mentioned using Vitamin B6 and Magnesium although they were primarily successful when used by children. I was about 30 but thought I'd try anyway. The guy at the store said taking B-complex at the same time would help break up and dissolve the B6 so it would get into my system better. After taking them for about a year or two I was able to drop the dilantin I was taking. After a couple medicine-changes later I basically stopped using them.However, now, having gone 13 years seizure-free after a lumpectomy surgical procedureI in 2005, they have started up again. So I thought I would start the vitamins and minerals again. Now I take B6 100mg, B-complex, Magnesium 400mg, Calcium 1000mg, Zinc 15mg, and Manganese 50mg.My only problem is that the Calcium and Magnesium say I should take 3 a day. I assume that's for people who have low calcium or magnesium levels but I'm not sure if I need a similar dosage for seizures. If it can affect medication, the seizures medication I currently take areLamotrigine150mg 2X daily;Fycompa 10mg 1X daily;Zonisimide 100mg 5X daily andVimpat 200mg 2X daily.If anyone can help or has knowledge about the specifics of the dosages or the effects on my current meds - if any, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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What are the best vitamins for neurological issues? ›

B vitamins are known for their ability to support healthy nervous system function. Vitamins B-1, B-6, and B-12 have been found to be especially beneficial for treating neuropathy. Vitamin B-1, also known as thiamine, helps to reduce pain and inflammation and vitamin B-6 preserves the covering on nerve endings.

Which vitamin is good for brain and memory? ›

Like vitamin D, vitamin B12 has so many mental benefits. Getting enough vitamin B12 may give you more energy, improve memory, and make learning new things easier. It also has been shown to help improve mood and lessen depressive symptoms.

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Nutrilite is the world's No. 1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand. * It is a vitamin and dietary supplement brand that provides a complete range of nutrition and well-being products, including essential vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, herbal supplements, sports nutrition and meal replacements.

What vitamins help cognitive function? ›

Vitamin B9, or folate, is a popular supplement and a key vitamin for supporting brain and neurological health, optimal neurotransmitter function, and balanced psychological health.

What deficiency causes neurological problems? ›

A lack of vitamin B12 can cause neurological problems, which affect your nervous system, such as: vision problems. memory loss. pins and needles (paraesthesia)

What are the best vitamins for nerves and anxiety? ›

B-complex, vitamin E, vitamin C, GABA, and 5-HTP are 5 vitamins commonly used to help with anxiety and stress.

What is the best vitamin for memory fog? ›

Vitamin D can improve brain health, reducing symptoms of brain fog. The brain treats vitamin D as an antioxidant, leading to improved cognitive function, more melatonin production, and hormone control.

What vitamins help with forgetfulness? ›

Certain vitamins and fatty acids have been said to slow or prevent memory loss. The long list of potential solutions includes vitamins like vitamin B12, herbal supplements such as ginkgo biloba, and omega-3 fatty acids.

What is the best memory supplement for seniors? ›

‌‌‌‌Best Overall: Vitamin B, Omega-3s, or a Quality Multivitamin. Numerous studies have shown that brain function is directly related to nutritional status, especially for key nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids.

What is the best vitamin to take daily? ›

What are the best vitamins to take daily?
  • Vitamin D. Vitamin D isn't present in most of the foods we consume on a daily basis. ...
  • Magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to your body's function. ...
  • Vitamin C. ...
  • Zinc. ...
  • Calcium.

What is the best supplement for brain inflammation? ›

Fish oil is one of the most popular supplements for reducing inflammation due to its high omega-3 fat content. Fish oil supplementation has an impressive record for improving brain health and functions of all kinds, such as mood, cognition, and mental well-being.

What is the best supplement for cognitive decline? ›

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

Among the nutritional and dietary factors studied to prevent cognitive decline in older adults, the most consistent positive research findings are for omega-3 fatty acids, often measured as how much fish is consumed in the diet.

Do bananas improve cognitive function? ›

Rich in potassium and magnesium, bananas give the brain energy and help sharpen the brain's focus, increasing the ability to pay attention and learn. Bananas also offer vitamins and nutrients that improve cognitive function overall.

What helps brain fog fast? ›

Treatment – ways to end brain fog
  • Spend less time on computer and mobile phone – remind yourself to take a break.
  • Positive thinking, reduce stress.
  • Change your diet.
  • Get enough sleep – 7-8 hours a day, go to bed at 10pm or no later than midnight.
  • Regular exercise.
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking, and drinking coffee in the afternoon.

What is the number 1 neurological disorder? ›

1. Headache. Headaches are one of the most common neurological disorders—and there are a variety of different kinds of headaches, such as migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches.

How do you treat neurological problems naturally? ›

8 natural treatments for peripheral neuropathy
  1. Vitamins. Some cases of peripheral neuropathy are related to vitamin deficiencies. ...
  2. Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, an ingredient in hot peppers that makes them spicy. ...
  3. Quit smoking. ...
  4. Warm bath. ...
  5. Exercise. ...
  6. Essential oils. ...
  7. Meditation. ...
  8. Acupuncture.
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How can I improve my neurological problems? ›

How to keep your nervous system healthy
  1. Provide the nerves with the supplies they need to transmit messages. ...
  2. Protect the nerves with B vitamins. ...
  3. Use yoga and stretching to strengthen the nervous system. ...
  4. Pursue well-being to improve the health of the nerves.

What vitamins should not be taken together? ›

What vitamins should not be taken together?
  • Magnesium and calcium. ...
  • Iron and green tea. ...
  • Vitamin C and B12. ...
  • Fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins. ...
  • Vitamin D, vitamin K2, and other fat-soluble vitamins. ...
  • Magnesium and vitamin D3. ...
  • Copper and zinc. ...
  • Omega-3s and vitamin E.
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What vitamin is a natural antidepressant? ›

Vitamin B-3 and Vitamin B-9 can help people with depression because B vitamins help the brain manage moods. Vitamin D, melatonin and St. John's Wort are recommended for seasonal depression. Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and vitamin C may also help with depression.

What vitamin Are you lacking if you have anxiety? ›

Most people suffering from panic and hyperventilation attacks are low in vitamin B6 and iron. These nutrients are essential for the production of serotonin, which is known to prevent these conditions.

What is the secret supplement that can fix brain fog? ›

Vitamin B12 is an often overlooked vitamin which is essential to keep our brains sharp and our nervous system firing on all cylinders. It is also key to healthy blood cell formation.

What deficiency causes brain fog? ›

A deficiency in several nutrients could potentially contribute to brain fog, including vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. Low levels of magnesium, vitamin C, and choline may also cause brain fog, but more research is needed.

What supplements help mental fatigue? ›

Vitamin B2 and vitamin B7 help the nervous system, vitamin B3 and vitamin B6 are required to support neurotransmitters and cellular communication, and vitamin B9 eases mental fatigue. Taking a regular B complex supplement that includes all the necessary B vitamins can help to reduce symptoms of brain fog.

What does Mayo Clinic recommend for memory? ›

Be physically active every day

This might help keep your memory sharp. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity, such as jogging.

What lack of vitamin causes memory loss? ›

Vitamin B12 deficiency is linked to impaired cognition and memory along with a sensation of tingling and numbness, an outcome of poor myelination. Elevated methylmalonic acid and serum homocysteine levels are markers of Vitamin B12 deficiency.

What helps memory loss in elderly? ›

Use reminding strategies. When memory loss is obvious, try these reminding techniques:
  1. Encourage carrying a memo book to write down significant events or people's names. ...
  2. Keep the person active with "over-learned" tasks. ...
  3. Encourage regular routines. ...
  4. Make your instructions simple and break tasks down into simple steps.

Is it possible to increase memory in the elderly? ›

Mental Exercise

Learning new skills — like playing a new instrument, practicing a hobby that involves hand-eye coordination, performing memory exercises for seniors, and even doing math in your head — has been found to improve cognitive function and memory.

What 4 vitamins are extremely important? ›

The four fat-soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins are absorbed more easily by the body in the presence of dietary fat. Water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body. The nine water-soluble vitamins are vitamin C and all the B vitamins.

What is the most common vitamins to be deficiency? ›

50 percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium. More 50 percent of the general population is vitamin D deficient, regardless of age. 90 percent of Americans of color are vitamin D deficient. Approximately 70 percent of elderly Americans are vitamin D deficient.

Is it better to take a multivitamin or individual vitamins? ›

Generally, taking a multivitamin is more of a holistic approach and helps fill any nutrient gaps in your diet. However, taking an individual vitamin or mineral supplement might be better for a targeted health concern.

Is it better to take vitamins at the same time everyday? ›

Do I Need To Take My Vitamins At The Same Time Every Day? Generally, the time that supplements are taken is not of importance; so long as your supplements are taken on a daily basis.

Should I take fish oil everyday? ›

When taken by mouth: Fish oil is likely safe for most people in doses of 3 grams or less daily. Taking more than 3 grams daily might increase the chance of bleeding. Fish oil side effects include heartburn, loose stools, and nosebleeds. Taking fish oil supplements with meals or freezing them can reduce these issues.

How do you stop neurological inflammation? ›

The most effective and natural ways to reduce brain inflammation are exercise, diet, stress management, and sleep.

What vitamins help with neuro inflammation? ›

Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D, and riboflavin are key dietary antioxidants which simultaneously protect against excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, and neuroinflammation.

What brain supplement does Joe Rogan recommend? ›

Alpha Brain: Daily Cognitive Support

Alpha Brain is the #1 supplement Joe Rogan endorses. He believes in all of the ONNIT supplements, but you know Alpha Brain was where it all started for him if you listen to his podcasts. It has a five-star world-renowned nootropic supplement rating with millions of bottles sold.

What can reverse cognitive decline? ›

Small changes may really add up: Making these part of your routine could help you function better.
  • Take Care of Your Physical Health.
  • Manage High Blood Pressure.
  • Eat Healthy Foods.
  • Be Physically Active.
  • Keep Your Mind Active.
  • Stay Connected with Social Activities.
  • Manage Stress.
  • Reduce Risks to Cognitive Health.

What foods cause cognitive decline? ›

A study published July 27 in the journal Neurology found that the consumption of ultra-processed foods — we're talking salty snacks, high-sugar treats and preservative-laden frozen dinners — were associated with a higher risk of dementia among a population of more than 72,000 participants ages 55 and older from the UK ...

What is the best vitamin for dementia? ›

Vitamins B6 and B12

Research tells us that patients living with Alzheimer's or dementia often have lower brain volume than those living without the disease. The benefits of B6 and B12 are well documented.

What are the top 5 nuts for the brain? ›

Nuts like almonds, pistachios and macadamias each bring something special to the table. Almonds help improve memory, pistachio nut oils help preserve fatty acids and prevent inflammation, and macadamias contribute to normal brain function. Yet, the top nut award certainly goes to the walnut.

Is oatmeal good for the brain? ›

Oatmeal fuels the brain, satisfies hunger, and is also quite tasty, keeping your body and mind in full-force throughout the day. Oats also contain something called choline, which the body needs in order to produce a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine helps with both learning and memory.

Which fruit is best for brain? ›

Certain fruits such as oranges, bell peppers, guava, kiwi, tomatoes, and strawberries, contain high amounts of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps prevent brain cells from becoming damaged and supports overall brain health. In fact, a study found that vitamin C can potentially prevent Alzheimer's.

Which protein is best for brain? ›

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts such as walnuts, almonds, and peanuts, as well as sunflower and pumpkin seeds, are brain foods high in protein and omega fatty acids. Protein is the second largest matter in the brain, second only to water, so it is important to nourish your brain with protein rich foods.

Why am I forgetting things all of a sudden? ›

Forgetfulness can arise from stress, depression, lack of sleep or thyroid problems. Other causes include side effects from certain medicines, an unhealthy diet or not having enough fluids in your body (dehydration). Taking care of these underlying causes may help resolve your memory problems.

How can I improve my neurological function? ›

Here are six things I recommend to my patients in order of importance:
  1. Exercise regularly. Exercise has many known benefits, and regular physical activity also benefits the brain. ...
  2. Get plenty of sleep. ...
  3. Eat a Mediterranean diet. ...
  4. Stay mentally active. ...
  5. Remain socially involved. ...
  6. Keep your blood vessels healthy.
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What fruits heal nerve damage? ›

Eat at least one fruit daily to help heal damaged nerves. Berries, peaches, cherries, red grapes, oranges and watermelon, among others, are loaded with antioxidants, which help to decrease inflammation and reduce nerve damage.

What foods calm the nervous system? ›

Good sources of these vitamins include citrus fruits, berries, dark chocolate and herbal teas such as lavender or chamomile (avoid teas with caffeine). For the B vitamins in particular, choose whole grains and nuts.

What is the main cause of neurological problems? ›

The specific causes of neurological problems vary, but can include genetic disorders, congenital abnormalities or disorders, infections, lifestyle or environmental health problems including malnutrition, and brain injury, spinal cord injury or nerve injury.

What are the 3 foods that fight memory loss? ›

What are the foods that fight memory loss? Berries, fish, and leafy green vegetables are 3 of the best foods that fight memory loss. There's a mountain of evidence showing they support and protect brain health.

What common food is linked to dementia? ›

People who regularly eat a lot of highly processed foods and drinks like cheeseburgers, chips, fried chicken, sausage, pizza, biscuits and sugary sodas are at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new report.

What foods should you avoid if you have neurological problems? ›

You should limit your intake of butter and margarine, cheese, red meat, fried food, pastries and other sweets. All of those foods have saturated fats and trans fats, which you want to avoid.

What foods can cause neurological problems? ›

Fried or Highly Processed Foods

Consumption of pre-packaged snacks, sweets and fast food should be limited. Anything high in refined sugar, sodium and fat affects your brain's ability to produce the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a molecule essential for long-term memory formation and neuron growth.

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