What is the most effective treatment currently available to patients suffering from epilepsy?

My sixteen year daughter faces a bleak future due to the affliction of epilepsy disease which had made it difficult for her to attend school normally. She strongly desires to go to school but appears to have difficultiy in organizing her self and her thoughts. I am seriously searching for a solution to her affliction in order to afford her the opportunity to study and be useful to herself and society. I feel really sad to be reminded always that epilepsy is noncurable – meaning that is sufferers are doomed to a life of eternal misery!

Written By Nurse007

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  • Sarah T February 1, 2009, 7:06 am

    Have you ever heard of a Vagus Nerve Stimulator? I work with a child who has epilepsy and he has one and he has benefited from it. Basically it's a device that is implanted under the skin and is set by the doctor to stimulate the vagus nerve at a set interval. Then, if she were to have a seizure, you get the special magnet and swipe it over the device in her skin to activate it right at that moment. I'm not sure exactly why it works. Then, if the seizure doesn't stop after that, the kid I work with uses diastat. It's been pretty effective for the family.

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