Epilepsy no more a threat with the invention of cannabis as a reliable treatment

epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most terrible diseases which results into patients getting physical seizures. The seizures could be partial; affecting specific parts of the patient’s body, or could take the entire body depending on the type of epilepsy that the patient may be suffering from.

The most common type of epilepsy is the Lennox Gastant syndrome, most evident both in children and adults and the Dravet syndrome much prevalent among children. Other forms of Epileptic seizures include Temporal Lobe seizures, Absence seizures, abdonominal seizures, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, photosensitive and Benign Rolandic epilepsy.

Patients of all these forms of seizures have remained quiet victims of the collapses and convulsions despite being subject to medical prescriptions for years. To many, the strength of these seizures have remained terrible and durations of their persistence per attack have even worsened despite the subjection to anti seizure drugs.

Cannabis, another dream of hope

It’s therefore reasonable to consider cannabis when conventional treatments fail, as is the case for roughly 30% of epilepsy patients. A case study is Shelagh Good, who has a 2 year old son who has Lennox Gastant Syndrome (LGS). His seizures have been terribly strong and long lasting for over 40hrs.This forced Shelagh and his wife to resort to camping in the hospital for months. The boy has since then started CBD 1:20 challottes wed oil and since then, he has not had a single seizure now coming to two months. Shelagh discloses that to their son’s seizures, CBD 1:20 challottes wed oil has been the cure with the right dose. He further confesses that he wishes CBD became known to him long time ago, his son would not be having TBI (cerebral atrophy) which he sustained because of the seizures during the time when he hadn’t started taking CBD.

Cannabis has very important components/ elements including cannabinoids which act on cells in the body. It also includes Tetrahydro Cannabinol(THC) which causes the psychoactive effects of ‘’getting high’’ and Cannabidol (CBD) which in the past research has showed some positive effects on certain body systems and affects seizures too.

GW pharmaceutical a very  popularly known pharmaceutical company, has in the past produced a drug; Epididex, which is a 99% based extract of cannabidiol. Permission has been given to some epilepsy centers in the USA by Us Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use the drug in managing difficult epilepsy such as LGS and advent Syndrome.

Results showed that out of 213 people who had been diagnosed with epilepsy, after the drug was administered to them, to those who completed 12 weeks and more on the drug, epilepsy seizures decreased by an average of 54. It was also noted that those who had dravet syndrome responded more positively with a 63% decrease in seizures over a period of three months. It was also established from the study that the improvement in seizures lasted through 24 weeks on the Epididex drug more often for people with Dravet syndrome than those without.

Conclusion

Despite the several legal issues surrounding access to cannabis, as well as lack of enough scientific research on its usefulness as treatment for epilepsy, it’s highly deserving of attaching credit to its role in minimizing the frequency of convulsions among patients with epilepsy. This large percentage of composition of cannabis in Epididex renders it equivalent to all the other currently accepted therapies to epilepsy.

Given the rather negligible and ideally mild and moderately described side effects of the drug’s use compared to some anti-seizure drugs which have horrific side effects and at times even make seizures worse.

Comments

  1. NATURAL & EFFECTIVE TREATMENT TO SEIZURE: Our son has temporal lobe epilepsy, He has seizure and had a grand mal with rage episode (8 men to hold him down), Our son’s seizure is constant throughout the day according to EEG results. We had used several medicine which include: 600 Epilem 100 topolex 150 Epitec X2 Daily Dopoquel and cilift, Keppra, Topomax lasted for about 3 days, but I put an end to that due to my son losing weight and being lethargic. I recently got dr williams herbal medicine,that’s a natural medicine that cure my son Epilepsy with no side effect. It is an herbal medicine. it is a permanent cure and effective treatment of Epilepsy, for more info, you can contact Dr.William with this drwilliams098765@gmail.com for his product

  2. I myself have epilepsy. Not to this extreme with grand mail seizures daily, but it still affects me in other ways daily. I am on medicine, which has slowly stopped working and I notice my twitches, blank stares, and memory loss (even in the midst of a sentence) starting to return. The side effects of this drug is noticeable and painful to deal with. It is so strong that if a normal person were to take my dose, they will die of an overdose.when i was going through the internet i come across Owens post thanking Dr Lewis hill for curing his seizure problem, and i got the contact of Dr Lewis hill and i quickly contacted him then he made me to know that the medication is 100% cure, and that was how i got the medicine which i used, after which i went for medical test It worked! Over a year now, i have not show any symptoms of seizure and I believe that am cure permanently if you need his help email him on drlewishill247@gmail.com or call him on +1 (323)244-4884

  3. I had an epileptic fit for the first time 5 years ago in the middle of supermarket on my birthday of all days, wasn’t fun for my kids to see it, it still haunts, I’ve tried many anticonvulsants and had never been able to stop the seizures. Surgery was not an option. I was still an epileptic patient, who have completely lose hope. As the problem is always embarrassing and disturbing. While surfing the internet one fateful day, I learned about Doctor on the internet called Lawson . I contacted him with some info and I ordered for the Herbal medication and used the medication for 6 months, though hesitantly, considering the fact that I have done a lot of procedure. After which I went for medical test It worked! I’ve been seizure free, Over a year now, I have not show any symptoms of seizure and I believe I am cure if you want to contact him at this email dr.lawson52@gmail.com.

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