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For the last 4 months, I've had a seizure disorder that has me pretty much housebound. I have, on average, 4-5 seizures a day that can last anywhere from 5 minutes to 4 hours (yes, I know!) They cause my whole body to shake and tense, shake and tense, rinse and repeat. I'm on Day 6 of my Whole30, and I don't know if it's a coincidence, but I'm having fewer seizures and they're not nearly as intense. Can something in my diet really be contributing to these seizures? It seems crazy if that is the case, but I feel thankful nonetheless. Perhaps I'll even get my life back eventually.

Has anyone else with a seizure disorder experienced this?

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I am neither a doctor nor a medical professional of any kind.

Low carb diets have been used to successfully treat epilepsy and seizure disorders for many years. Whole30 isn't necessarily a low carb diet like keto is but your carb intake has probably been reduced since you've cut out added sweeteners/sugar. I'm not telling you to start a strict low carb diet but something (sugar) you've taken out of your diet since starting your Whole30 may indeed be contributing to the reduction in your seizures (sugar is evil). 

Good reads if you're interested:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6361831/

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/cp-wcs051812.php

https://www.aan.com/PressRoom/Home/PressRelease/1315

I do hope that everything continues to improve for you. :)

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