ketogenic diet

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hi i have epilepsy and due to lack of drugs working for me at the mo im looking into trying the keto diet. if anyone has any information or experiance with it please lmk thanks

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    Sarah

    I’ve had epilepsy since I was 7, now 63 (where did the time go?). No Dr has suggested the ketogenic diet although it started sometime in the 1920’s. I have the impression that it is not a dwelling point in med school as a treatment along with taking meds. Nor or vitamins which I’ve asked my Dr about. I do take a B complex though.

    Since you mentioned it, I’ve looked it up on the web. It seems to be used in childhood the most, but it seems to have benefits for some adults. The diet seems to be very restrictive, and for some, hard to stay on. The proportion of fat and other allowable foods, are based on weight and have to be measured out. I couldn’t find a diet plan, only a sample of foods to eat and avoid and a proportionality of fat intact to weight and the amount of other allowable foods, which I tried to figure out. My math went wrong somewhere. Like one article said, you may need a dietician, hopefully one familiar with a ketogenic diet.

    Take care, Steve

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      Sarah

      I’m sorry I can’t offer more input. I can only suggest contacting an epileptic foundation/chapter/society for a referral to a qualified keto dietician if your nutritionist is unaware of one. The only other advice is searching a bookstore or library, but it would be nice to have guidance from a dietician familiar with the keto diet plan. I live in the U.S. and I doubt my Dr has any material about it, he’s meds only. Does your Dr have an opinion on the benefits of keto diet?

      Steve

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    Ketogenic diet was developed mainly for children, not quite so effective for adults, but you might be the exception, it didn't work for me, give it a try.
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