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For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum?????

Posted by Maria Bliss [4.10] on August 27, 2004 at 08:06:20:

Hi Dr. Stoll

Good to have you back on board again. Hope this message finds you happy and healthy. ;-)

My mum suffers with epilepsy.

She is currently on medication which is 400mg Lamatil per day (Lamotrigine).
She is also on Kliovance 1mg per day, estradiol.

Anyway the story is that she wants to take spirulina. She is a bit hesitant to take it, cos she is convinced that last year, when a naturopath put her on some supplements, that is what caused the burst brain vessels which showed up on a Catscan, after she suffered extremely severe headaches to the point of almost passing out from the pain.

but I looked on the bottle of spirulina and this is what it contains that I am not 100% sure of, i was wondering if you think it could affect her epilepsy or have adverse effects on epilepsy in anyway.

iron
calcium
zinc
selenium
chromium
beta carotene
mixed carotenoids
vit b`1
vitb2
vit b6
vit e
folic acid
GLA
phycocyanin
chlorophyll

TIA





Re: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum?????

Posted by WOW [1317.457] on August 27, 2004 at 11:08:18:

In Reply to: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum????? posted by Maria Bliss [4.10] on August 27, 2004 at 08:06:20:

Hi Maria,
It's good to see you back :-) Sorry to barge in, I don;t know the answer to the question but I noticed something in those ingredients that I wonder about. I think putting calcium and iron together in one supplement is pointless and possibly dangerous as iron prevents calcium from being absorbed and calcium can actually build up in the body causing problems. It's just my opinion though, I can't vouch for it 100%.



Re: PS

Posted by WOW [1317.457] on August 27, 2004 at 11:10:57:

In Reply to: Re: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum????? posted by WOW [1317.457] on August 27, 2004 at 11:08:18:

That is why I always take irn in the morning and calcium in the evening and never together. Magnesium helps calcium to be absorbed but it's not on the list of ingredients. I would stay away from it.

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Re: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum?????

Posted by Ron [1540.81] on August 28, 2004 at 02:18:21:

In Reply to: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum????? posted by Maria Bliss [4.10] on August 27, 2004 at 08:06:20:

Hi Maria,

Spirulina is seaweed...
If Omega 3 is the desired nutrient, why not just grind some flaxseed as needed each day.. It is more specific to
the needs of nerve tissue and function.

Who knows what is in seaweed that is not mentioned?

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Re: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum?????

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on August 28, 2004 at 09:07:05:

In Reply to: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum????? posted by Maria Bliss [4.10] on August 27, 2004 at 08:06:20:

Hi, Maria.

Certainly no harm with trying the spirulina. SR is still the most reliable way to help epilepsy. At least it gives a much longer warning of an oncoming episode than anything but a trained dog.

Let us know what she learns.

Walt



Re: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum?????

Posted by Maaria bliss [4.10] on August 29, 2004 at 08:02:26:

In Reply to: Re: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum????? posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on August 28, 2004 at 09:07:05:

Hi Doctor Stoll

Mum has been on her eplipesy medication for a few years now, without an attack.

for some reason, (cant remember right now) the docs said she would have to be on them for the rest of her life. (Big sigh!)


Evertyime mum tries to drop her dosage, she gets tingles all through her extremities and feels ill, dizzy, so has to keep it at that dosage.

I want my mum to be around for along time, and see my future children, but I am afraid of what these drugs are doing to her body, although she seems to be fine on this drug so far.

What do you think?



Re: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum????? (Archive in aging.)

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on August 30, 2004 at 06:37:24:

In Reply to: Re: For Dr. Stoll - Can you help My Mum????? posted by Maaria bliss [4.10] on August 29, 2004 at 08:02:26:

Thanks, Maria.

I know of no long term damage done by the standard antiepilepsy madications.

Since it cannot harm her to learn a new skill (Actually, learning new skills at her age helps prevent CNS degenerative conditions like senile dementia and Alzheimer's as well.), and any gradual aging of the CNS can eventually cause her medication to stop working as well, improving the function of the aging brain is always a good idea.

Walt

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