Written by Molly
I am a 29-year-old woman who has had intractable epilepsy (resistant to medication) for 19 years. I had my first of six brain surgeries at age 10 to stop a pretty severe brain bleed. The damage to surrounding brain tissue is what has lead to my seizure disorder. In the last 19 years, I have tried all of the anticonvulsant drugs available to me, including several drug studies. I had little or no success.
I have recently found some success with my current drug combination as well as the addition of CBD oil. I feel very fortunate to live in a state that allows people with epilepsy to obtain CBD oil. I feel that it should be allowed for those children and adults with epilepsy and other chronic conditions that could benefit from its use. I have had about an 80% reduction in seizure activity but, what I am also seeing are the restorative benefits of the CBD oil. One of the brain surgeries I had as a teenager left me completely paralyzed on the left side of my body. I needed to learn to walk, talk, and use all the muscles of that side of my body again.
In just a few weeks on the CBD oil, I am already seeing more movement in my foot and leg. Something I never got in years of physical therapy! I am a big believer in the benefits of CBD oil for individuals with epilepsy because I have experienced it first hand. I hope more individuals get access soon.