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do any epileptics take pedialyte from their drs in regards to increase the Electrolytes to control the seizures?
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Pedialyte from a doctor? I never knew something like this existed. Is the pedialyte used for seizures in children?
@carnation, you will notice that I changed the title of you post to better describe your question. In order to increase your chances of having your question answered I'm going to bring members @lsittll @1710dave @heal33 @nicosmom into the conversation.
I'm wondering if you could give more background on the question you are asking? Did your provider suggest Pedialyte or did you find this information elsewhere?
My Dr didn't suggest it. My brother in-laws, great niece is 3 years old and has had seizures since she was born, 10-12 seizures a day.The Drs have tried all kinds of different medicines to control the seizures. None of them have been able to control the seizures. Recently, she was sick, having some problems and on A FLUKE the parents gave her some of the liquid brand name Pedialyte with the Electrolyte solution in it and she doesn't have any seizures anymore. My sister told me about this because I've had epilepsy and seizures since I was 11, FOR 44 Years. i'm 55 now. They still can't control them. I've accepted them and wondered if any other Epileptics, Doctors, or tests have ever been done on this Liquid PEDIALYTE Product with Epileptics?
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@carnation – it’s wonderful that the young girl doesn’t have seizures now! I have never heard about Pedialyte being used to control seizures. Pedialyte is similar to IV fluid, but taken by mouth.
Regarding yourself, I’m sorry your seizures are not controlled. Have you been to a special Epilepsy Center?
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I would like to know if vitamins have any help with seizures. If loading up with pills can help?
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I’ve had epilepsy for 53 years and have only heard of one person who was able to control his seizures through the use of vitamins. He controlled his with the use of B vitamins.
Taking vitamin and mineral supplements aren't the cure-all some people like to believe.
Nutrients your body requires should come from eating a healthy and varied diet whenever possible and not from supplements.
Anticonvulsants deplete a number of vitamins.
Phenobarbitol which I have taken for over 50 years can cause depletion of calcium, folic acid, vitamin D, vitamin K, and biotin. Dilantin can deplete a wide range of nutrients including biotin, calcium, folic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B12, vitamin D and vitamin K.
Vitamin D speeds up the body's normal breakdown of vitamin D and reduce calcium absorption, so after my test showed I was deficient I started supplementing vitamin D.
It’s believed approximately 50% of people with Epilepsy have a vitamin D deficiency, that’s approximately 32 million people. Have you had yours checked?
I only take a vitamin or mineral if needed. I take iron because of my bi-monthly blood donations to keep my hemoglobin up. I do take B Complex but doubt I need it now that my meat consumption has increased.
Although I don't want to discourage you from trying vitamin therapy, you shouldn't take them indiscriminately, so if you decide to try vitamins for seizure control I hope you do it safely and go to your physician and get his/her approval and correct dosages. Don't think ”if a little bits good a whole lot more is better.”
By the way, what type of seizures do you have?
How are you currently controlling or trying to control your seizures?
@kanedenmk Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You are looking for vitamins and supplements to help with seizures. You will noticed that I moved your question to an existing discussion related to this topic. I did this so you could connect with members like @lsittll @possumm @elisabetha that have experience with this topic and may be a good resource for you.
I assume that you have seizures. May I ask how long you have had seizures and where you are in regards to treatment?
It is my granddaughter she has had seizures for 15 yrs. gone to several . Dr.with no help at all. now she is 33 yrs old has a baby and she has seizures a LOT. She is going to a clinic in Oshhosh ,wi and they are giving her a lot of vitamins to take and she does not lesson to her mother or I ..We think they are only taking her money . They don't except insurances so she has to pay all the BIG BILLs that they ive her….They say she was Lyme. disease
my granddaughter is the person I am writing about , Has non-epileptic seizures for 15 yrs back than she was on a med but the Dr. took her off of them so she has been dealing with them with no help from a Dr. She read out this clinic in Oshkosh ,she went there they say she has Lyme witch we don't believe. But she is going there lots of money wasted on vitamins lots and lots of them
Where is there a special Epilepsy Center?
Thanks. it's okay they're not controlled. I've seen some Good neurologists over the years but I haven't been to a Special Epilepsy Center. I would Love-to go to Mayo Clinic if I was closer to them.
Here is a list of Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers.
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@kanedenmk – Epilepsy Centers are usually connected with a hospital's Department of Neurology. I cannot name any specific ones, but I know children and adults have gone to one. Epilepsy unfortunately is fairly common. I don't believe that vitamins alone will treat seizures.
It is hard to guess what what the clinic found out about your granddaughter's health.
@jakedduck1 @kanedenmk What a great list of all the Epilepsy Centers in the country!!! Thank you, Jake!!
Not from a dr, but this is similar to what I found on my own. When I first started having seizures I would crave sports drinks (Gatorade/Powerade, not Pedialyte, but similar) after one. I got to the point where I drink them pretty regularly as a preventative measure and try to keep one close by in case I start having auras or other signs that a seizure might be coming.
It did not completely prevent seizures though.
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