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Study Finds Marijuana Could Help Treat Epilepsy

Researchers have found that a non-intoxicating marijuana extract could help treat certain symptoms of epilepsy.

The researchers focused on 120 children who suffered from a rare form of epilepsy. The children had suffered at least six seizures in the month prior to participation in the study. They were given a purified extract of cannabidiol, a marijuana compound which does not cause intoxication.

The children were either given doses of this compound, or a placebo. After 14 weeks, the children who were given the marijuana compound showed a 39% reduction in the average number of seizures that they suffered. However, in the group that had been given the placebo the reduction was just 13%.

Another study also focused on adults who suffered from epilepsy, and placed these adults under treatment with either the marijuana compound or a placebo.  Researchers found that the adult patients who were given the marijuana compound experienced a drop of 44% in the frequency of seizures, compared to a drop of 22% in the group that had been given the placebo. According to the researchers, the results suggest that cannabidiol helps reduce the severity of seizures in patients who do not respond to other types of epilepsy treatment. The drug also seems to work well in rare and severe forms of epilepsy.

Epilepsy sufferers experience regular seizures that make it difficult for them to functional normally.  They also suffer from other symptoms that make it hard for them to function in a normal work environment. These symptoms include chronic fatigue, as well as the significant recovery time that it takes for an average epilepsy patient to recover from a single seizure episode. Some patients suffer several seizures in a single week, making it difficult for them to function normally in any situation.

Epilepsy is included in the Bluebook of the Social Security Administration, which includes impairments that qualify for disability benefits. If you suffer from epilepsy and want to know more about your chances of recovering benefits, contact our office to explore your options.

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  1. Beatriz Ward Esqueda says:

    MY FREEDOM FROM GRAND MAL SEIZURE

    I have to share this story to help someone out there. To those going through seizures, I believe you can find a cure like I did. Please read my story and trust that your situation has a hope of cure.

    My first Grand Mal seizure happened while I was driving, I totaled my beloved barbie car and I was almost killed. It caused me a lot of problems in my life. I was planning to get married but my fiancee broke off our engagement because he could not deal with the seizures. Epilepsy limited my life in all sorts of ways. I kept having these unstoppable seizures. I visited different neurologists in search for a cure. They prescribed and increased doses of different English medicines, which caused me much health challenge. In spite of these drugs, nothing was actually helping me gain back my health. I sustained both short and long term memory loss as well as some brain damage while using these prescribed medications. I had injuries which resulted from falls when my seizures began. I was devastated and scared. I felt like giving up on life. Every dream I had was placed on hold.

    I was on Diazepam and Keppra XR and other AED’s that I ended up having toxic levels and I was temporarily paralyzed. I couldn’t speak or move a muscle! That was pretty scary. My Epilepsy shattered the whole of my dream. Sometimes, I will have two seizures in a day. I was probably having close to 30 grand mal seizures per month if not more than. I’ve had seizures and fallen several times getting out of the shower, in the Kitchen, even while reading. This engendered my move in search of cure to my predicament and that I was willing to pursue any treatment that offered hope. It was a terrible experience. I was in chains for years, seizure made me became a shadow of myself. After several use of English medications, I made a choice. To pull myself off and at least find a natural way to heal from it. I spoke to my Neurologists about my plans, they advised otherwise. But I was Determined to take a step. There had to be a way to heal from it.

    I finally began my search for treatment with herbs, but lucky for me, I found a cure. After several years of using English medications without solution, I met Dr. Reyansh Mohul on my search in the Internet. His Herbal remedy brought a complete cure for me. Initially, I was in doubt, the feeling of being afraid of lights after several hours in darkness. But I gave it a try and I got my cure. Joyfully, I never had any complications I experienced while on English medications. Well, for those who are facing what I went through, there is hope, you may write Dr. Mohul to learn more what his effective Herbal solution that got me permanently cured. Contact him via dr.reyanshmohul@gmail.com.

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