Cannabis Can Successfully Treat Epilepsy in Children, Says New Study

A new study published in this month’s issue of the journal Epilepsy Behavior has found that many parents with epileptic children are turning to cannabis-basedcannabis medicines to treat their seizures, and in a large majority of instances, it’s successful in doing so.

“Severe childhood epilepsies are characterized by frequent seizures, neurodevelopmental delays, and impaired quality of life. In these treatment-resistant epilepsies, families often seek alternative treatments”, begins the study’s abstract. “This survey explored the use of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy.”

For the study, researchers at the Department of Neurology at Stanford University examined 19 parents who have epileptic children, and who use cannabis-based medicines (such as tinctures and oils) to treat their child’s seizures. The average number of antiepileptic drugs tried before using cannabis was 12.

Researchers found that; “Sixteen (84%) of the 19 parents reported a reduction in their child’s seizure frequency while taking cannabidiol-enriched cannabis. Of these, two (11%) reported complete seizure freedom, eight (42%) reported a greater than 80% reduction in seizure frequency, and six (32%) reported a 25-60% seizure reduction.”

In addition, they found that; “Other beneficial effects included increased alertness, better mood, and improved sleep.” The only reported side effects were “drowsiness and fatigue”.

With this data, researchers conclude that “parents are using cannabidiol-enriched cannabis as a treatment for their children with treatment-resistant epilepsy”.

Recently the U.S. Federal Drug Administration gave approval to several studies intending to test the effectiveness of cannabis-based medicines on the treat of epilepsy in children.

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    • clara on November 25, 2017 at 6:11 am
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    My daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy. The neurologist was very confident about the diagnosis based, my Daughter had an EEG (no idea if it showed anything; we were tired and may have misunderstood what he said about that). MRI was negative for problems. For the past 4 months or so, I have seen weekly occurrences, making strange faces (this
    involved cheek twitching and lip quivering). We did not realize it could be a serious problem until she had an obvious seizure (simple partial) last week. What is troubling about my daughter condition is that we have seen many daytime seizures, and that recently the seizures seem to cluster together. No idea if there are seizures occurring at night. We were given a prescription for Kapra, but are still weighing the risk / rewards of giving the medication to a toddler. After returning from the hospital, my daughter experienced a round a vomiting lasting from 3 AM to 11 AM, followed by additional vomiting the following morning at around 2 AM. Nothing sense then. She has not had an appetite, is drinking fine, and otherwise appears healthy. I read a lot of blogs where people who shared their testimonies kept mentioning Anti-seizure Herbal medication. I searched for a website I just followed the email address of Doctor Lawson that was shared on these testimonies; I got lucky when I got a reply from Dr. Lawson. I followed his instruction, used Herbal Medicine in less than 2 months, my daughter seizures reduced drastically. Within a period of 5 months, my daughter was cured. I went back to my neurologist, where my daughter checked up and marked epilepsy free

    • Chris on June 16, 2015 at 7:54 am
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    A study investigated factors affecting quality of life in patients with epilepsy. Researchers said that “depression, anxiety and the use of multiple antiepileptic drugs are strong predictors of poor quality of life.” If interested in the full study, you can read it here
    http://www.ibimapublishing.com/journals/RNIJ/2015/766328/766328.html

    • Amy on January 21, 2015 at 4:51 am
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    Caryn.. Did you get any further info on this? Can you email me at awesolos@daemen.edu?

    • victor on November 2, 2014 at 6:41 pm
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    I just want share with the world what some one has actually done for me. I have been down for twenty eight years with the problem of epilepsy. i have done everything necessary, i have run a lot of tests and even became addicted to drugs, until i came across a post of one Mr Dickson about a Dr who helped him out from the problem of epilepsy,he has been helping and curing people of such problem i quickly contacted him in the address the person left behind I got in touch with him and told him all I have been facing.He told me what to do and how to do them and after that he help me with the treatment,and for almost a year now i have not experience it any more,I know am feel from the problem,cause i can sleep well and do things in a normal way. today am living fine all because of him. So if you have the same problem as mine,you can get in touch with him on ebato1232@gmail.com or +2349038504409

      • caryn on January 15, 2015 at 6:58 pm
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      Hi Victor,

      I have read your comment here and I really want to know more about the medication and also the treatment for epilepsy. I had even email to Mr Ebato Makous , however, I really need more information about this person as I’m kinda curious about the medication that he going to provide for me.
      I have epilepsy since I was 7 and I’m now 30 yet still have not recovered from this sickness.
      It will be appreciate if you’re able to provide more details about this person before I purchase the medication. Also, the ingredients / prescription / side-effect and etc about this medication.
      I really desperate for help and I’m sure you wish me to be free from seizure / epilepsy. As far that I always heard from doctors and majority of articles, epilepsy cannot be cure at all but only by medication to control this sickness. Honestly, this is not what I want to hear and I still bringing a hope for myself that I will be free from this sickness. I don’t want to give any burdens for my family members and also my future-spouse. Looking forward to hearing from you. You can email me to .

      1. I also am interested in Mr Ebato Malous and wonder if you have contacted him. If you have have received his medicine and has it worked and cured you from epilepsy and I would be so pleased to hear from you.

    • Catherine on September 6, 2014 at 8:41 am
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    How my daughter Epilepsy was cured with cannabis oil

    My daughter Maris have suffered from epilepsy from the past 7 years but no cure until i heard about cannabis oil and its fast curing effectiveness,I was directed by someone who have used the cannabis oil to cure her epileptic son to get the cannabis oil from the cancer centre London and she gave me an email to contact the centre ( londoncancercentre@gmail.com ) and i did immediately and i bought the cannabis oil and instruction on how to use it was given to me, I started the medication for my daughter and after she had taken the oil as prescribed, the seizures stopped and was cured and healthy again. I so happy now for the new development in my family.

  1. My friends son is dying please help!!! We live in Arkansas so he cannot get this treatment and even the doctor told my friend that cannabis oil would help but once again it’s not LEGAL!!! Please send me info of where to start finding this help he desperately needs!!!

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