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POETICA7
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Getting Back to Normal

Friday, April 12, 2013

I have epilepsy, and had been seizure-free for seven years, three months and 25 days...until Tuesday when I had another seizure...boom, out of the blue. One of my medication levels was low as was my albumin, and a nutritionist at the hospital told me I needed to boost up my protein. Now I seem to be at a standstill (loss of 18 pounds), and don't want to stop until I lose 12 more pounds. However, I cannot, absolutely can NOT risk a protein level that's too low. So I'm trying to keep everything in balance. Yesterday I was so awfully tired, but I think the Ativan was still in my system. Today I feel wonderful and am accomplishing a lot. I've eaten well and exercised, so hope I'm getting back on track. It was a setback, to be sure, but it hasn't derailed me.
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  • v 3G1RLS4ME
    try gluten free please
    I had myoclonus since i was 19 or 20 it's a type of siezure disorder that you lose musle control I was having 25-30 siezures a day and on three different medicines
    to no avail, finally my mother in law read a book called "lose the wheat, lose the weight." it litteraly saved my life sometimes the siezures were so bad I would lose my breath for 15-20 seconds (not fun) anyhow my MIL read in the book wheat can affect siezures and myoclonus and she asked me isn't that what I had I was like yes it is
    so I went on a gluten free diet (i thought what could I loose except a couple of weeks of no donughts or bread :) in two weeks my attacks drop to 2 a day. Ive been gluten free for 7 months now no meds. if I have a crumb of gluten I have seizures for 4 days so violent ive fallen before.
    Please try GLUTEN FREE it might save your life and your liver.
    Give it two weeks PLEASE
    1201 days ago
  • v PICKIE98
    If you can tolerate, beans are great low fat proteins,, I am glad you are bouncing back though..

    You are so very motivated!! Best wishes!!
    1201 days ago
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