Has anyone tried the Atkins diet?
My daughter has suffered from absence seizures since she was in Kindergarten. Meds are not controlling them, and lately they seem to be getting worse. ie......... dropping things, short term memory loss, migraines, rigidity...
Today we saw the eptologist in Pittsburgh. We had a great morning. We discussed diet. Before we left, Amber did lots of research and came up with two, that the doc agreed with. We are going to try the Atkins diet. In her mind the high protein would be easier to follow. The other one is very restrictive and hard for adults to follow.We will do a baseline for kidney and liver functions tomorrow. The high protien diet may cause a decrease in seizures and will also hopefully help with weight loss.
We discussed surgery. Not appropriate for Amber since her whole brain seizes rather than starting in a portion and then spreading., AND Amber doesnt usually feel it coming on, so she wouldnt be able to use the magnet.
Meds We increased the meds.
Headaches, Adding magnesium and Vit B6, and Imitrex when we know for sure its a migraine.
She gave us a printout of herbs that will not interact with her meds and that she appoves of for seizures and headaches.
So we have a lot to work on. We are starting with the Atkins diet, and looking for books etc.
If youve used the Atkins diet, what books or websites did you find useful?