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1/5/18 12:23 P

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I would recommend telling your husband that you are planning to talk to a doctor about your constant menstruation.



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12/9/17 2:53 P

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Maybe just focus more on being healthy and less on weight loss? you've lost a lot all ready so maybe just try and maintain for a while. If you see an epilepsy nurse run it over with them too or a doctor. Please be careful though, my sister has epilepsy and had a fit whilst she was up a ladder a few weeks ago.



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12/8/17 6:18 A



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The point is, as the OP has a significant health issue which appears to be affected by what she eats, she NEEDS the input of a Registered Dietitian who generally has a myriad more training in dietetics than Doctors do.

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ENGINEERMOM,
a Ketogenic diet is an extreme form of low carb diet. It is related to weight loss because carbs have the biggest insulin response, to control blood sugar.

You are right, Ketogenic diets were originally for seizures, I didn't think about it, but she should talk to her doctor about a ketogenic diet.

Of course it seems the fat in her diet is related to the seizures, and a ketogenic diet is high in fat. So I'm not so sure ....

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12/7/17 10:30 A

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Just something to think about:

I had never heard of the ketogenic (keto) diet until seeing it pop up in here recently. According to wikipedia, it was originally developed to treat difficult-to-treat epilepsy in children, not as a weight-loss tool. I'm still not sure how it made the jump from treating epileptic children to the diet community.

To do it safely and accurately really requires a doctor's supervision. Maybe that would be a good option for you?

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12/2/17 3:28 P



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MUMWIVBIGBUM,

I'm no doctor so please take anything I say with a grain of salt.

Could it be that what you're doing to "diet" may be too drastic for your body ? Perhaps you're cutting your calories far too low or you're exercising too much. Not knowing what you've been doing, it could be that your dieting is too extreme for someone who suffers from seizures.

One thing I've learned from my own years of yo yo dieting is that when someone is in a panic over their weight, they will go to extremes to get the weight off as fast as possible. They will cut their calories too low too fast or they'll start exercising for 1-2 hours a day when they've been sedentary for years.

Perhaps if you tried slowing down your quest for weight loss. Instead of trying to lose 1-2 pounds (or say .5 to 1kg) per week, maybe only try to lose 1-2 pounds per month. That may not seem like a fast enough weight loss for you, but perhaps if you lost weight more slowly, it wouldn't effect your seizures.

Also, you should ask your doctor for a referral to a dietitian. It is possible that what you have been eating (or not eating) effects your seizures. Certain foods can be medical triggers. So maybe if you worked with a good dietitian, you could find the right balance of nutrition (and exercise) that will help you lose weight without causing seizures.

Because if this has happened to you in past, you do have to think about what it is you do while on a diet that you don't do when not. Because it does seem that whatever it is you're doing causes more seizures.

At least, that's how it seems to me based on your posts. If dieting triggers seizures, then you can't diet. You need to find a way to lose weight that doesn't involve putting your body under stress, which is what your dieting seems to do.

When someone asks me what's the best way to lose weight. I tell them, just start with some simple changes you can stick to. Example, if you don't eat 6-9 servings of fresh fruit/veggies each day, then set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. if you're not drinking 8 glasses of water a day, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. if you've been sedentary, don't start with an hour of exercise a day, set a goal to take a 30 minute walk each day for one week.

Setting simple goals is how we slowly ease into healthier habits. Perhaps if you tried that, you might find better results with weight loss. And maybe taking your weight loss at a slower pace may help with the seizures.

Once again, I'm not a doctor. this is just an educated guess on my part.



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12/2/17 5:54 A

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I spoke to my doctor a few weeks ago and she didn't seem surprised aspeering fat can cause seizures. We don't need therapy. He is just a very caring man who worries for my health and loves me the way I sm. I don't love me the way I am so continue to diet. He told me last night to do what makes me happy.



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12/2/17 12:43 A



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Is it possible that the meds need adjusting re your weightloss?

I would be guided by your Dr, but it sounds like your could both do with some 'couple's therapy'. Talk with your Dr about this, too.

ALSO, it would be beneficial to ask your Dr for a referral to a Registered Dietitian who will be able to help you re the weight-loss taking into account your medications and health issues.

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12/1/17 3:01 P

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He has been great till now been on a diet 4 years lost 6 stone gained 1.5 due to coming off because of seizures. But I told him I would ease off till I go to the drs and weigh up my options. Thanks for the support



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12/1/17 2:33 P

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I think you need the input of a doctor. A doctor should be able to help you 'weigh' (no pun intended) the benefits and the disadvantages of weight loss vs the fits. He or she should also judge as to why your cycle goes 'off' like that and see if something can be done about it.

Beside that I feel - just MHO - that if you want to lose weight, your husband should support you and not focus on his own desires.
I'd say your health would have to be the nr. 1 priority.

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12/1/17 10:02 A

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I am overweight and epileptic, every time I diet my menstrual cycle is almost constant , 7 days on 2 days off, which affects my epilepsy causing me to seizure more frequently. I am desperate to lose weight and won't give up but my husband is saying he is fed up and is happy with how I am and I should be too. He said whats more important your fits or you being thin. He admits my periods and out lack of closeness also affects his opinion. I dont know what to do. i am determined to each day we argue I feel myself wane



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