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Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy

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Epilepsy, Epileptic Seizures and Medical MarijuanaMarijuana is becoming more and more increasingly popular for medicinal use. Medical marijuana has even been called by somet researchers as the "21st Centuries miracle drug." There are many reasons why people may prefer using marijuana instead of prescription drugs for epileptic seizures including cost, side effects, and better results.

Medical marijuana has been proven time and time again that it is very beneficial for medical use, especially to those who suffer from epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition in which cells of the brain function improperly causing an excitement of the cells and then a seizure. When one has epilepsy, the seizure can occur spontaneously at any given time. The ability to drive or even work may be affected. Some researchers think that bright or flashing lights may bring on an epileptic episode, while others state that seizures are from damage to the temporal lobe. Either way, epilepsy can be a serious condition, and almost always needs treatment.

Until recently, physicians generally treated epilepsy by prescription medications. These medicines include Tegretol, Dilantin, Klonopin, Mysoline, and Zarontin. The side effects of these popular prescription medications are absolutely terrible. Side effects include anemia, headache, hair loss, depression, psychosis, gum swelling, impotence, and even loss of one's libido. Sure you are getting treatment for the seizures, however with these medications you are simply trading one problem for another. This is the reason that sufferers, along with researchers are looking more into the idea of marijuana as a safe medical practice.

The idea of medical marijuana has dated way back into the early 19th century. The fact that this drug has amazing therapeutic qualities has been avoided until recently. The drug is still frowned upon today, however as its beneficial use is investigated marijuana is slightly increasing in popularity among doctors as well as patients. Researchers have stated that epileptic patients who have used medical marijuana have noticed great benefits from the drug use. Marijuana using patients complain of far less headaches, and even less seizure activity. Many investigating physicians also state that the use of medicinal marijuana along with prescription barbiturates can completely control epilepsy, with no symptoms at all.

To experience the great benefits that medical marijuana produces, many people who suffer from epilepsy go as far as to obtain marijuana illegally. If you are fortunate enough to live in one of the few legal states, be sure to contact us at and talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members or make an appointment for an evaluation depending on what state you're in.

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