I am interested in finding out if Ketogenic Diet treatment has been used for any other neurological disorders besides epilepsy in children? I have been suffering from acute panic disorder, which has been similar to sezures. I have had this condition for 5 years and am current being treated with 20 mg Paxil daily. The Paxil has been effective but I would really be interested in trying a diet approach.
During the testing period, which included, CBC, EKG, 24 hour urine analysis, heart monitor, I mentioned to the various doctors that I had been on a low fat diet. This did not seem to be significate to them but I wondered, even though I had never heard of the Ketogenic Diet. There seemed to be a corolation to me. I have no history of drug use or head injury or family history of sezure disorders.
I'm not even sure that panic disorder is considered a neurological disorder, however, my episodes would come on similarly to sezures and continue repeatedly throughout the day and night. I became limited in my activities, could not drive or even walk by myself for fear of having an attack.
I saw several doctors and tried multiple medications. Paxil, with a small dose of Xanex (sp?) did the trick, however, I have to take it every day. I have discontinued the Xanex without difficulty, but the Paxil causes unpleasant withdrawal side effects if I miss a day.
Any information or referral would be appreciated.