hi krissy, cheer knows me so well. vegetarian=bad. sorry. i was a vegan for 15 years and in the end, biochemistry has kicked my ass. all my trouble really started when i cut out processed foods, like soymilk, veggie dogs, and stuff like that. so i lost my last traces of fortification. when i started researching how to give my body what it needed to fight ms, i changed my mind about my dietary restrictions. it literally got to the me or them point. at first i thought all i had to worry about was b12. then i realized that vitamin d, the b-complex in full, iron and zinc were also issues. my serum uric acid was in the normal range, but bang on the ms average. my zinc wasn't even in the normal range at all, it was lower than the lowest zinc status even of an ms patient, from the research i've seen.
i am so sorry to hear you're having a bad time with epilepsy on top of this. my friend has epilepsy and we hadn't seen each other since high school, and got together this one night last year and had some beers. next day he seized in the shower and ended up with a broken jaw. he had another one recently and is in pretty rough shape right now. he has trouble keeping jobs because of it all, it's really not fair. he can't drive because it's too risky not to mention the cost of his insurance is prohibitive. he is going back to school soon, actually for nutrition at a college near where he lives. i hope he digs up some great answers!
if you start reading up on things using google scholar you might find some worthwhile reading. you can just search epilepsy nutrition, or epilepsy deficiency, same thing with ms. here's a start
The Ketogenic Diet for the Treatment of Epilepsy: A Challenge for Nutritional Neuroscientists
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/conten ... 609~db=all
for my ms, a short term blast of a modified klenner protocol helped lots. i mention it because the epilepsy diet abstract mentioned "adequate protein". my version of the klenner involved tons of b vitamins, pretty much a b-100 with every meal and at bedtime, vitamin E with every meal, lecithin with every meal, high protein diet (2 eggs at breakfast were recommended), that kind of thing. i ignored the recommendations for magnesium and zinc but in hindsight that was just being stupid.
anyway hope you get some solutions SOON!
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