Seizures

Medical Marijuana located in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

Seizures

Seizures services offered in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

Seizures can be scary and disruptive, especially if your current medical care plan doesn’t adequately control them. At Relief Clinic, with offices in Auburn, Maine, and Summerfield, Florida, a team of compassionate medical marijuana specialists can evaluate your medical needs and help you qualify for this alternative treatment. Many people with seizures experience excellent results with medical marijuana, so find out more by calling the office nearest to you or clicking the online scheduler now.

What are seizures?

Seizures are bursts of irregular electrical activity in your brain. There are two general categories of seizures, including:

Focal seizures

Focal seizures begin in one part of your brain. They may move across the brain. Focal seizures can cause symptoms ranging from mild to severe. 

Generalized seizures

Generalized seizures affect all parts of the brain. They may start as focal seizures. This type of seizure is often more severe than focal seizures. 

Some seizures are called unknown onset seizures, which means it’s not clear where they started in the brain. 

What are the symptoms of seizures?

Seizures can vary by seizure type and the individual affected. Some common symptoms include:

  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Fixed stare
  • Sudden dramatic mood swings
  • Uncontrolled jerky or twitching movements in the arms and legs 
  • Fainting
  • Rapid eye movement
  • Unusual vocalizations like grunting
  • Drooling or frothing from the mouth
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

Everyone may experience symptoms differently, so you may have additional symptoms not listed here. 

What causes seizures?

Epilepsy is the most common cause of seizures, but you can also experience seizures because of head trauma, brain tumors, unusual stimuli (like flashing lights,) viral infections, and many other situations. 

In some of these situations, as with a viral infection, clearing the infection leads to stopping the seizures. However, if you have a chronic condition like epilepsy or ongoing uncontrolled seizures for some other reason, you need long-term medical management. 

Does medical marijuana help with seizures?

Several studies show that cannabidiol (CBD), one of the active compounds in marijuana, may help to calm and control seizures.  

Many people who use medical marijuana experience fewer seizure occurrences, along with improved sleep (less insomnia) and behavior. To find out whether medical marijuana could be right for you, the Relief Clinic team performs a comprehensive medical evaluation in their Maine or Florida office.

Both states allow for medical marijuana use in people who experience seizures, particularly in cases where those seizures aren’t well-controlled by other means like oral medication.

to help you better cope with troublesome seizures. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest to you to schedule your medical marijuana evaluation now.