Tuesday, 12 August 2014



Epilepsy is a chronic disorder or seizure disorders that affects more than 50 million people worldwide. It's a problem with brain’s electrical system. A surge of electrical impulses cause brief changes in movement, behavior, feeling, or awareness. the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizures. The seizure can last from a few seconds to a few minutes. People who've had two or more seizures without obvious triggers at least 24 hours apart have epilepsy. They can strike at any age and produce a variety of behaviors — from a blank stare to a full body convulsion — depending on the brain region affected. Many people with epilepsy have more than one type of seizure and may have other symptoms of neurological problems as well. Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. It is characterized by unpredictable seizures and can cause other health problems. Having seizures and epilepsy can affect one's safety, relationships, work, driving and so much more. In detail, Epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures can put limitations on your independence, self-esteem, and quality of life. With epilepsy, you may have trouble getting or keeping a driver's license. If you become pregnant, complications can occur. Your career choices may be limited. Some people with epilepsy face discrimination at work or school due to other people's fears and misconceptions about this condition, which is what explain why there is premature death is 11 times more common among people with epilepsy compared to the rest of the population. Suicides, accidents and assaults accounted for 15.8% of early deaths. In a nut shell, public perception and misunderstanding of epilepsy causes challenges often worse than the seizures 

The human brain is the source of human epilepsy. Although the symptoms of a seizure may affect any part of the body, the electrical events that produce the symptoms occur in the brain. The location of that event, how it spreads and how much of the brain is affected, and how long it lasts all have profound effects. These factors determine the character of a seizure and its impact on the individual. Esssentially, anything the brain can do, it can do in the form of a seizure.

Seizures can occur anywhere in the brain, but in children they frequently occur in the temporal and frontal lobes, affecting the functions that these regions control. A region of particular importance in adults with epilepsy, but less so in children, is the mesial, or middle, part of the temporal lobe. This region is comprised of such structures as the hippocampus and amygdala, which control emotion, and the uncus, which is responsible for processing smells. As a result, seizures that arise in these areas commonly produce strong emotions, such as fear, or the sensation of an acrid odor, such as burning rubber.

Seizures that begin in the temporal lobe often are not restricted to that lobe. They can propagate through the vast networks of neurons that connect the temporal and frontal lobes, producing more widespread seizure activity. Sometimes they spread widely enough to become generalized seizures, which involve the entire brain and alter consciousness. 

A person is diagnosed with epilepsy if they have one or more seizures that were not caused by some known and reversible medical condition like alcohol withdrawal or extremely low blood sugar. The seizures in epilepsy may be related to a brain injury or a family tendency, but often the cause is completely unknown. The word "epilepsy" does not indicate anything about the cause of the person's seizures or their severity. Nevertheless, epilepsy does not cause and is not a form of mental illness. And in general it does not affect your ability to think and learn. Most people with epilepsy have normal intelligence. Children with epilepsy may have a hard time performing in school, but this is usually not the result of below-normal intelligence. Frequent absence seizures, for instance, may explain why a child seems to "zone out" or not pay attention during class. One-third of children with autism spectrum disorder may have seizures.

Anything that disrupts the brain’s natural circuitry can bring on Epilepsy:, including Illness, Genes, Brain/Severe head injury, Abnormal brain development or A change in the structure of your brain, Stroke, Lack of oxygen, Fever (febrile seizures), Infections, Alzheimer's disease and Most people with epilepsy never find a specific cause (unknown) and this is called Idiopathic, Many without a clear cause of epilepsy may have a genetic form. Long-lasting or recurring seizures may be a condition called status epilepticus.

Febrile Seizures
Febrile seizures are the most common type of convulsions in infants and young children (about 6 months and 5 years old).
The vast majority of febrile seizures are convulsions. Most often during a febrile seizure, a child will lose consciousness and both arms and legs will shake uncontrollably. common symptoms include eye rolling, rigid (stiff) limbs, or twitching on only one side or a portion of the body, such as an arm or a leg, severe shaking or tightening of the muscles.  Sometimes during a febrile seizure, a child may lose consciousness but will not noticeably shake or move.
Having a febrile seizure does not mean a child has epilepsy, since that disorder is characterized by reoccurring seizures that are not triggered by fever.  Even prolonged seizures (lasting more 15 minutes) generally have a good outcome but carry an increased risk of developing epilepsy. 

Febrile seizures also aren't an indication of epilepsy, a tendency to have recurrent seizures caused by abnormal electrical signals in the brain. The odds that your child will develop epilepsy after a febrile seizure are small. Only a small percentage of children who have a febrile seizure go on to develop epilepsy 

The small group of children with very prolonged febrile seizures lasting longer than 30 minutes.  In these children, the risk of epilepsy is as high as 30 to 40 percent though the condition may not occur for many years, prolonged febrile seizures can injure the hippocampus, a brain structure involved with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE)

Early febrile seizures prolonged and ineffective treatment are a precipitating event that leads to Hippocampal sclerosis. Hippocampal sclerosis develops in life during the course of recurrent complex partial seizures. If not treated, the memory will gradually worsening, because the hippocampus stores new memory, then passes it on to appropriate parts of the brain for permanent storage.  When it's not functioning properly, some new memory cannot be retained.  Which explain why many people with TLE identify memory as a problem.

Numerous prescription medications are used to prevent seizures. Anticonvulsant medications can prevent febrile seizures when taken daily. Oral or rectal diazepam (Valium, Diastat) also can reduce the risk of febrile seizures if taken at the time of a fever. But these medications all have drawbacks. They carry a definite risk of serious side effects in young children which is why herbal medicine  should be the best treatment which have no single side effect and it is a one-time cure to Febrile Seizure if used appropriately.

Symptoms of Epilepsy and SeizuresEpilepsy Symptoms

Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures
These used to be called grand mal seizures, and they’re the most easily spotted. This is the most severe and debilitating category of seizure that can be experienced by an epilepsy patient. All areas of the brain (the cortex) are involved in a generalized seizure. The person experiencing such a seizure may cry out or make some sound, stiffen arms and legs, then begin to jerk. This can last for several seconds to a minute (up to 3 minutes) and then have rhythmic movements of the arms and legs. Often the rhythmic movements slow before stopping. 
Eyes are generally open. 
The person may appear to not be breathing and actually turn blue. This may be followed by a period of deep, noisy breathes.
The return to consciousness is gradual and the person may be tired and confused for quite some time -- minutes to hours.
Loss of urine is common. 

Partial or Focal seizures
These only affect one side of your brain, so only part of the body is affected. Depending on the part of the brain having abnormal electrical activity, symptoms may vary. When the seizures occur due to involvement of one area of brain, they are known as Focal Seizures.
These are of two types: Simple Partial and Complex Partial. In Simple Partial cases, the person remains conscious, has a sudden emotional experience (feeling of joy, sadness, fear, sexual arousal), has hallucinations of hearing, taste, smell or vision, and there may also be an involuntary jerking of body parts. In Complex Partial Seizure, the person’s consciousness is altered or lost. The symptoms include staring, automatism (repeated rhythmic, purposeless movements) like eye blinking, hand rubbing, walking in circle, mouth movements, smacking movement of lips, picking at bed clothes. After a few minutes, consciousness is regained and the drowsy feeling may remain.

Absence or Petit Mal Seizures
These are often described as staring spells. The person stops what he’s doing, stares into space for a few seconds, then goes on like nothing happened. Repetitive blinking or other small movements may be present. It’s most common in children and usually starts between the ages of 4 and 12. Some kids have as many as 100 to 200 absence seizures in 1 day. Typically, these seizures are brief, lasting only seconds.

Does Anti-Epileptic drugs (AEDs) effectively control seizure disorder?
For over 80 years, the most used treatment for epilepsy and seizure disorders has been through the use of seizure-preventing medications called anti-convulsion or anti-epileptic drugs. Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) aimed at modifying the structures and processes involved during the development of a seizure; including neurons, receptors, glia, ion channels and inhibitory or excitatory synapses. Inhibition is triggered to stop or prevent seizure activity. Examples may include: Aptiom, Ativan, Carbatrol, Depakene, Dilantin, Felbatol, Keppra, Klonopin, Lamictal, Tegretol, Tegretol XR, Topamax, Vimpat and more.

While these medications do not cure epilepsy, they make it possible for many people to live normal, active lives completely free of seizures. Other people may continue to have seizures, but less frequently. And there are still those who need other treatment methods as the drugs are not effective against their seizures. For people with drug-resistant epilepsy, several studies have shown that adverse effects are the primary determinants of low quality of life and have a more important impact on quality of life than the frequency of seizures. Understanding the manifestations of drug toxicity, risk factors involved and effective prevention measures is therefore essential. How well a drug works depends on it getting to the part of the body it needs to work on (called the site of action).  In this instances, prescription and over-the-counter drugs may worsening seizure disorder and some experience may seizure control at the cost of debilitating side effects. The problem with such drugs is that they are often relatively ineffective and carry a plethora of negative side effects. In fact, it is these two factors that have driven many desperate patients to seek out medical cannabis as a solution where conventional pharmaceutical therapies have failed or provided too much suffering. Among effects on the central nervous system, the possibility of paradoxical worsening of seizures has been reported. This phenomenon may be caused by use of excessive doses, or by prescription of an antiepileptic drug inappropriate for the specific type of epilepsy. For example, carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine can worsen seizures and even precipitate status epilepticus when given to patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. It is no surprise that the majority of their adverse effects affect the central nervous system. Those most frequently observed include sedation, fatigue, dizziness, coordination disturbances (ataxia, dysarthria, diplopia), tremor, cognitive deficits, mood alterations, behavioural changes and sexual disorders (loss of libido, erectile dysfunction). Some adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs develop insidiously and may become apparent only after months or even years of therapy. 
The risk for congenital malformations in newborns of mothers treated with antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy is about 2-6%, versus 1-2% for the general population. The risk varies in relation to the type of drug, the dose and the number of administered drugs

Other Treatments

Acupuncture can be quite useful for epilepsy, depending upon the type and extent of a person's epilepsy. A growing number of people with epilepsy are finding that this ancient treatment helps control seizures. The goal of acupuncture is to restore harmony within the body acupuncture carries low, but possible, risks." Acupun treatment helped reduce the frequency and severity of their seizures. Acupuncture targets the cause of an illness. And this method of preventing and treating illness has a very different basis than Western medicine used now adays, although it may take some time for the effects to be felt and more importantly it cannot possibly cure Epilepsy, sometimes can cause Bleeding, Infection, Pain due to blunt, hooked or forgotten needle. The most frequent problem: the piercing of a patient's lung or surrounding tissue. Acupuncture typically involves regularly scheduled follow-up treatments, which may prove a hassle for some patients. Treatments can be costly and often aren’t covered by health insurance providers, and results aren’t guaranteed, possibly leading some patients to believe they’ve wasted their time and money. 

Marijuana Cannabidiol (CBD)
It is just one of more than the 60 components or active ingredients that belong to a class of molecules called phytocannabinoids that are found in cannabis. It has been hailed as a wonder drug by some parents whose children suffer severe forms of epilepsy. Anecdotal evidence of the power of cannabis to treat seizure disorders and epilepsy have been available for literally thousands of years. Ingredients in marijuana and the cannabinoid receptor protein produced naturally in the body to regulate the central nervous system and other bodily functions play a critical role in controlling spontaneous seizures in epilepsy, It also have healing and neuroprotective properties. Our CBD is completely non-psychoactive. It is safe and non-toxic. Can never over-dose in anyway. CBD is a very important part of the mix, but only part. We saw minor seizure control and developmental progress with CBD alone, we added measurable levels of THC to the mix. It is also effective in reducing inflammation (anti-inflammatory), anxiety (anxiolytic),  nausea (anti-emetic). Counters some of the negative effects of THC(ie. paranoia, intoxication, quick heartbeat (tachycardia) short term memory loss, lethargy/sedation, etc.). It is an immunomodulator and helps the immune system function more efficiently. Is a powerful pain reliever (analgesic). It is effective in both peripheral neuropathic pain and central pain. Has been found to relieve convulsions and other movement disorders. Is an anti-spasmodic and antiepileptic. It is also neuroprotectant and a powerful antioxidant. It has applications in treatment for Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, cerebral ischemia, and brain and nerve damage from stroke. It can inhibit cancer cell growth (anticarcinogenic). Our CBD are completely free of any harmful side effect whatsoever.

Austin’s Story
“Austin is 12 years old and has a rare and degenerative Mitochondrial Disease. Austin loves to tell jokes and make others laugh. He was having up to 200 seizures a month and slept the day away. His condition was deteriorating rapidly. With the help of cannabis medicine Austin’s seizures have improved dramatically along with his energy level, mood and appetite.”
-Sandy Roberts
(Austin’s Mother)

Is there a guaranteed cure to Epilepsy?

Yes, The good news is that there is 100% permanent cure to Epilepsy using herbal remedy. Epilepsy can be effectively cured with our herbal regimen mode of treatment provided all protocols are followed within the period of 8months. Positive results will be obvious within the first month. This is completely natural medicine so it is safe and have no side effects. Its anxiety, palpitation, apprehensive mood despondency, fretfulness and irritability, its weakness of memory, its loss of consciousness, its vertigo and convulsions are prominent and all characteristics will be tackled with our herbal medicine and cure completely. Either the epilepsy is caused by fright, suppression of some long standing eruption, onanism or venereal excess, our herbal medicine will handle it completely. But before you place order of our product. The individual must have gone for test called an electroencephalogram (EEG) to confirm a diagnosis and get more information about his/her seizures. This will help us know the appropriate herbal medicine that will be given to him/her. We have full confidence that we will give 100% Money Back Guarantee on all our product. Our medicine is a natural medicine made out of different herbs. It is very safe, better compatibility to human and all ages. The efficacy of my products is guarantee. A certified and tested herbal products you can trust for good health and general well-beings, We have use this medicine on more than a thousand patients from different countries, who are currently cure of Seizure and now living a better and fulfilled life
It is not only medication but more self care strategies that will empower you while taken the medicine will come along with it. e.g. How to Manage stress,get plenty sleep, avoid drugs and alcohol, regular exercise. etc. It is very effective.  

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Friday, 3 January 2014

Mariana's Testimony


When my son 22 years was diagnosed of Epilepsy in August of 2012 . It has been a lot of changes in his life and our family as a whole. He has been having silent seizures for years, but they went undetected, because they were so slight, we thought he was just a daydreaming or "zoning out" kid. He had a grand mal in June of  the same year, had his sleep deprivation EEG and was diagnosed in August 2012. He has had several med increases, the side effects of the meds also leave him tired all the time, and with a significant weight gain, 41 lbs in the just few months of taking the medicine. The restrictions on him have been hard for him to deal with, he was a typical teen, loves his video games, but those had to be restricted, he cant be left alone for fear of him having another seizure, his seizure activity is highest at night, so he has a hard time resting, and the meds make him tired throughout his day. We have routine labs and doc appts, he hates all these changes, but he knows they are necessary to his health. We just had a 3 day video/EEG done, it confirmed generalized epilepsy, he had seizure activity throughout all three days. This has been an adjustment for us all, I am a divorced working mom. I suddenly had to become his eyes, his ears, his voice. We needed to advocate for his every need. I wanted to bury my head under a pillow and sleep under a thick blanket of denial. knowing that they were likely to include lingering deficits and handicaps ― But to survive, I realized the necessity of being strong-willed and maintaining an attitude of never giving up for my son. I fought to find the best medical, financial, educational, legal, vocational, and rehabilitation services available but none of them seem to be effective. Everyone — myself and my family as well as the doctors, nurses, therapists, and even Paul himself —would have to draw on inner resources we had not known existed. I never stopped advocating for our son’s needs or for those of our family. As days turned into months, and months turned into year, I do not know where our energy or drive came from to venture into areas we knew nothing about. But there was no way we would stand idle.
I’ve had a breakdown many time as a result of his situation. We gave trial of Dr. Joseph Herbal Remedy as there was no other alternative like we have been doing to other medicine that comes our way, but to our greatest surprise. My son responded positively, and the doctor said the medicine was really perfect for him. He has return to college and he is outstanding in his education. No more medicine and we are grateful for that.  I still remember the desperation, so, as vivid and heart wrenching as it may be now to your daughter and your family as a whole, it will be gone someday soon. And as an added bonus, life's little problems won't seem so important anymore. If a naturally pessimistic and frequently depressed person like my son can find joy in life then anyone can

--- Authored by: Mariana Gheorghe, 03/01/2014

Monday, 12 November 2012

Isabella's Story


I am not an epileptic patient but my sister Isabella was… for more than nine years before I came in contact with Joseph. She started getting the epileptic attacks many time a day. We all were shattered to know when she became an epileptic patient because we had never thought that someone in our family would ever suffer from Epilepsy. Also, there was no such medical history in our family in either side of our close ancestors. Initially doctors thought that the 4–5 years of the regular medication would suffice to cure her. Neurosurgery was another alternative but we preferred the option of 5 years medication over the painful and costly Neurosurgery. After starting with the medicines she started getting the “Absense Seizures”. Medication had reduced the intensity of the seizures a lot, so we thought she will surely get cured with the current treatment in 5–6 years. But God wanted to test our patience. There was no significant improvement, although she didn’t get the major attack in seven years, the frequency of the “Absence attacks” had increased a bit along with little hyperactivity. Just like most of the Epileptic patient, she too was living a quite pathetic life which was full of restrictions–no traveling alone, no driving and limited outdoor activities which caused her to loose all her friends and Epilepsy had started showing its psychosomatic and darker side.
After seven years we were quite worried as there were no sign of improvement, rather she was ‘rewarded’ with addition of one more tablet in her daily dosage which further lead us to frustration. At that time the seizures was not our only concern, we were also greatly concerned about her future and the social life ahead. We realized that Epilepsy is not only a physical disease; if it is not handled properly it greatly affects the mental health of the patient and creates the social stigma for the patient and their family members.

I stumbled upon “ Scarlett Story”. She had also had same experience as Isabella and the best thing about her was that after her using Lawson product she was living seizure free life. Scarlett’s story was very inspiring; she was the perfect person for us that time. We decided to consult Dr. Joseph. In the first visit itself my view towards the epilepsy has completely changed. All of our doubts regarding herbal medicine changed as we do not believe in natural medicine. After seven years we were seeing some ray of hope for Isabella situation. We had someone with whom we could easily share and discuss all our worries and problems.
After first month of taking the medicine, the frequency of the symptoms has reduced drastically. Joseph told that we should expect good outcome in the seizures frequency.  2nd, 3rd, 4th ....... more than 30th month now, no seizure. There has not been a single occurrence of the seizure since then,  he also gave her permission to drive the vehicle. I think that was the most beautiful moment in her life in last 9 years. I could see the loads of happiness on Isabella’s face. Her confidence level was boosted like never before. Isabella has started staying with me now. Initially, it was very difficult for all of us. She was staying alone at home. We took all possible safety measures when she stayed alone at home. Every another hour, I used to call her to check if she is ok and safe. But on the other hand Isabella was completely enjoying her new life. Slowly, we started reducing the phone calls and gave her independence.
I decided to give her the chance to explore the world on her own. Cooking and household stuff was not new for her but I realized that like most of the epilepsy patients, she too was not so good in planning and decision making front. As per Joseph’s suggestion in self-care strategies, I decided to give her the full responsibility to manage our household things including budget and all. It was very difficult for her for first couple of months but then slowly she started learning it and she has now become an expert. I believe women are naturally good planner. She now manages everything in our home without a single help from anyone else. She already made some new friends in our society. Happiness was everywhere. As if she was getting rewarded for her patience and hardship over the period of last nine years. 

---Authored by: Isaac Japhet,, 12/11/2012

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Jeffrey's Testimony


I'm 55 & had it since I was 13. Been on many meds but they never work for very long. I have left temporal lobe with complex partial and tonic clonic seizures, sometimes life threatening. I'd really like for it not to run my life anymore.  Your story reminded me a lot of my own situation. Over time either my seizures or the effect of counter-seizure medication have caused severe personality changes. I have used Tegretol, Dilantin, Nurontin more to help control its frequency but the funny feelings always return back. And always remember this: You aren't an epileptic- you're a wonderful person who just happens to have epilepsy. I had to figure that out on my own. There was even a situation when I was involved with a race team looking after a few cars. While watching the race I had another seizure. The race team promptly drooped me.  I loose focus when concentrating too hard and have anxiety attacks. A seizure was a major fear in my life, But most of the time I do feel like I was fighting a losing battle and that I'll never be able to gun down. it really just winds my mood sometimes...not to mention how it limits my life. so tired...and fed up

The above are a brief summary of what was happening, so many things occurred during this period I can't remember or have blocked some of it out before I got Joseph Bryan Natural Regimen. My first interest about herbal regimen was that it has no side effect, never thought it will completely cure me as many medicine promised to do so and never did. I used to see counselors and bother taking various prescription drugs, my malaise and ennui have overwhelmed any real interest in doing anything about it. I also think the psychology/psychiatry professions are just frauds and fruitcakes. 

I credit my recovery to Dr.Joseph Bryan, Every year at this time, I reach out to my friends and family in hopes to support others who are face with the challenges of Epilepsy using Joseph Natural Regimen. Unfortunately, I cannot be there with my friends who have epilepsy this year, as a results of many other ups and downs constantly in our family but my heart and thoughts are with them.  My seizure is gone and I pray it does not come back again. 

--- Aurthored by: Jeffrey Leonard. 10/2010

Thursday, 17 May 2007



Hi, my name is Scarlett. I am writing this in hopes that one day you will be seizure free like I am now. This is my story. In 1975, at age 10. I was diagnosed with Petit Mal Epilepsy. Petit Mal is an absence seizure, commonly mistaken as a daydream, ignorance or tiredness. I have always been a bit of a daydreamer. I use to plan stories in class, get home and jot a whole story out that I had planned in a Math class. 

While I was in a class, my vision were blurred and I felt my eyes drifting back. I could hear my teacher say my name to answer the question, but I couldn’t reply…my hand remained up and that was it…I was completely absent…I couldn’t hear, speak or move.“Scarlett? Scarlett you can answer the question, put your arm down”. Their voices were faint but I could hear them. My vision came back and I looked around the room only to find everyone looking at me. A few children were smirking and my teacher was looking at me confused. I was falling behind with school work, I was going absent all the time and I was getting so embarrassed. People laughed as I stopped still in the halls and when I didn’t answer what the teacher was asking.

I began to cry, I was so confused and didn’t know how long I was absent for. I shook my head and my teacher took me out of the classroom. “Scarlett I think I need to talk to your Mum, I have noticed you go absent a few times today. Do you feel ok?” How could I explain what happened, if I didn’t know myself?
How could I explain that I wasn’t being rude, and that I couldn’t control my daydreams. “I feel…embarrassed” At that point my teacher went to speak with my Mum, who conveniently worked at the primary school. That is my earliest memory of what is called Petit mal epilepsy.

One day, as we were crossing the main road to go for a walk, I had a seizure. My parents were walking ahead with my younger brother, and I was walking behind them, talking to them but just walking slowly. As the lights turned from green to red, I went absent, in the middle of the road. I began to hear the horns from the cars, but that is all. 2 minutes that seizure lasted. My Mum took me to my GP a few days later, I didn’t know this but she was watching me at home to see how often I ‘daydreamed’. She calculated a total of 21 and more absences a day. Each seizure was terrifying, My parents prayed that I would eventually be cured. Coming to and struggling to remember where you are, why these people are staring at you, and who they are is frightening. Losing control of your bladder and being rolled out of a building on a stretcher are embarrassing. Hanging out in the emergency room for hours is boring. 

For years, I went from Doctor to many Neurologists to an Epileptologist trying to find a cause and cure for my seizures. I tried every medication and dosage imaginable but nothing seemed to work. For years I always thought I was having seizures due to my sister dying when she was five years old of an open heart surgery. I was 10 at that time. Years later, I found out that wasn’t true. As I matured into my mid 20’s, my seizures turned from the mild Petit Mal seizures to the more Complex Partial seizures. I not only was having staring episodes but I was also falling down, leaving my house, and sometimes ending up many blocks away from where I originally started. I was taking three different medications, 21 pills a day and taking naps during my lunch hour because of the high dosage of medication. No matter what I would do (i.e. relaxation tapes, breathing techniques, etc.) I could not get my seizures under control. I suffered from a lot side effects like tiredness, weakness, headaches, sickness and more. It was a lot to deal with, especially as coursework was piling up and exams were getting closer. I was violently ill, I had night shakes, sickness, stomach cramps, nightmares, I suffered from hallucinations so bad that I saw clowns and spiders coming out of my walls. It was so real that I thought I was dreaming when my Mum told me there was nothing there.

In 2005, my Neurologist referred me to Dr. Joseph Bryan (an Herbalist). Yes, I had my doubts about Joseph herbal product but being directed there by a professional I had to do it. It wasn’t until that year, when I went to see Dr. Joseph that I found out what the cause of my seizures was from. While in the patient room waiting for Dr. Joseph, Joseph’s Assistance came in. After talking with him, he had figured out that I had scarring on the right side of my brain from a high-fever seizure I had when I was a baby and this has to do with the neurotransmitter. The scar tissue is what was causing my seizures. She said it was very common, the scar tissue was located on the right side of my brain. So I began reading up about naturally occurring brain chemicals and neurotransmitters. This knowledge made hearing voices scientific and not supernatural. And they promised to prepared their herbal medicine based on this information, Dr.Joseph Assistant did all these, few months later I was completely free of any fit.  I finished my undergraduate and graduate school, drove a car, got married, had a baby, traveled alone internationally, rode the bus alone across the country, participated in half-marathons, and moved by myself multiple times within the United States. In other words, I lived life. Each of us has something unique and beautiful to share with the world in spite of — or perhaps because of — our epilepsy. I wish you all luck and hope that someday your lives will be SEIZURE FREE! Although my epilepsy was challenging, it made me the strong and determined person. I am able to live a life free of the worry of having a seizure any day.

--- Authored by: Scarlett Gaucin, 17/05/2007