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Soo has been a regular contributor to the Epilepsy Blog Relay from the very beginning. Her site, Soo’s Epilepsy Corner, brings real world experience to those living in the community.
Her thoughts on Alternative Medicine and Epilepsy
You could say I have evolved in my beliefs about alternative medicine and epilepsy. I used to be dead set against it. I thought it was too dangerous. Since it was unregulated, you didn’t know what effect the chemicals would have on your body and how they would interact with your other medications.
I was skeptical that herbal medicine or medical marijuana (CBD) would be helpful. Not to mention acupuncture or other non-drug treatments. This attitude was reinforced by the medical community where I live. They tend to use CBD as a last resort, citing the lack of objective research.
Now however, since Epidiolex has been approved for two types of epilepsy (Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome), doctors are slowly warming up to using it.
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