Posted by Lori G. on November 26, 1996 at 13:20:05:
At the beginning of November, I celebrated my one year anniversary of being seizure free without medication. I have been going to cranio-sacral therapy, and it appears to be working.
My epilepsy is (was) tonic-clonic, nocturnal only and was settling into a pattern of about one seizure per 10 weeks.
I had been off medication for some time because it made me feel worse than having the seizures. If there are others who have experienced similar success, I'd love to hear the stories. Being free from the medication and from the seizures has made my world much larger.
I know that I'm lucky....
One more story:
Posted by Melanie Jenkins on August 12, 1997 at 06:04:18:
In Reply to: Alternative Therapies posted by Lori G. on November 26, 1996 at 13:20:05:
My son was diagnosed with epilepsy three years after he was hospitalized with a head injury. He was diagnosed by a neurosurgen with benign epilepsy of childhood with rolandic spikes and was put on Tegretol.
What a mistake!!!
Tegretol made him very sick--in mind and body.
After months of searching I found a homeopathic doctor that was willing to treat him. She used cranio-sacral therapy--the bones in the back of his head were sitting on top of each other and creating pressure--to ease the bones back into place, homeopathy to treat the side effects of the tegretol and spiritual psychotherapy to help him deal with his life. At the same time I found a traditional medical doctor that supported our decision to use homeopathy. He has been drug-free and seizure-free for seven months. Our story is a long one--I would be happy to share the longer version.