Access to Cannabis

Cannabis has the potential to come in many forms. Additionally, cannabis has the ability to be broken down into individual cannabinoids for medicinal use. Today, the public does not have access to pharmaceutical grade cannabinoids. The public has access to flower, basic edibles, and tinctures. Epileptics needs access to all of the cannabinoids in the […]

Parents and Children with Seizures

I met a father last week with a daughter facing epilepsy. She is three years of age and has seizures. She takes medicine for the seizures, but the medicine does not relieve her seizures and the medicine is dissolving her teeth. My post today does not relay the stress faced by this dad. Dad is […]

Cannabinoids for Epilepsy

Earlier last year, the most monumental approval of a cannabinoid occurred in the neurologic realm, specifically for the treatment of epilepsy. In June of 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex for the treatment of a pair of pediatric epilepsies, namely Dravet and LGS. Epidiolex is a natural pharmaceutical-grade version of CBD and was able to demonstrate […]

Auras

An aura is a disturbance experienced by some with seizures. The aura stage precedes a seizure in epilepsy.  Auras also give the individual a warning to prepare for the seizure or fight the seizure off.  Auras often manifests as the perception of a strange light, an unpleasant smell, taste, increased saliva production, thoughts, or mind […]

Actions during a Seizure

Seizures can take place anywhere and at any time of the day.  Individuals faced with the challenge of living a life with seizures need assistance during a seizure and after.  Many times, a seizure will take place outside of the home in an uncomfortable area.  Keep the person safe, comfortable, and if the person is […]

Seizure types

The different types of generalized seizures are: absence seizures (formerly known as petit mal) tonic-clonic or convulsive seizures (formerly known as grand mal) atonic seizures (also known as drop attacks) clonic seizures. tonic seizures. myoclonic seizures.

Cannabis oil for Epilepsy

Physicians have documented the efficacy of artisanal whole plant cannabis preparations for seizure reduction. In a study of 272 patients, 86% had some degree of seizure reduction while using artisanal cannabis. A combination of cannabinoids and terpenes – not just CBD – may be most effective for seizures. These clinical findings challenge Big Pharma assumptions that favor single-molecule medications.