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Seizures are unexpected, random, and in many cases, frightening. Whether you have one or multiple seizures, they have a big impact on your overall well-being. Uday Khosla, MD, and the team at Remix420 specialize in prescribing medical cannabis for seizures — reducing seizures with cannabis is backed by such solid research that one of the newest prescription medications comes from the marijuana plant. If you want to consider medical cannabis, call the office in Houston, Texas, or request an in-person or telemedicine appointment online today.


Seizures Q & A

What causes seizures?

You have a seizure when neurons (nerves) in your brain suddenly become hyperactive, releasing an unusual wave of electrical activity. Though this activity is short-lived, the burst of chaotic electrical impulses disrupts your brain’s normal processes. As a result, you experience changes in your movement, senses, behavior, or consciousness.


Does having a seizure mean I have epilepsy?

Your doctor diagnoses epilepsy when you have two or more unprovoked seizures, meaning your seizures occur without an underlying medical condition.

Many medical problems cause seizures, from a high fever and low blood sugar to autoimmune disorders and brain conditions. You can even have multiple seizures, but as long as they arise from your medical condition, you have a seizure disorder, not epilepsy.


What symptoms occur due to seizures?

Many people think that all seizures make you lose consciousness, fall to the floor, and have abnormal, jerking body movements.

However, there are many types of seizures, and they don’t all cause those symptoms. The range of seizure symptoms includes:

  • Weak or limp muscles
  • Tense or rigid muscles
  • Brief muscle twitches
  • Convulsions (whole-body spasms)
  • Repetitive movements
  • Blanking out or staring into space
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Blurry vision or seeing flashes of light
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Inability to hear or talk
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Feeling confused
  • Out-of-body sensations

Most seizures last from 30 seconds to two minutes. If a seizure lasts longer, you should get emergency medical attention.


How does medical cannabis help seizures?

Medical cannabis (marijuana) contains ingredients that activate nerves in your brain. That’s how cannabis can relieve the symptoms caused by many mental health disorders and physical diseases. For some people, medical marijuana may control their seizures.

Cannabis is so effective for seizures that it’s the active ingredient in a prescription medication for treating epilepsy. Epidiolex® primarily contains purified, plant-based cannabidiol oil. While Epidiolex significantly reduces seizures, doctors typically prescribe it after other anti-seizure medications fail to work.


How can I get medical cannabis for seizures?

If you have an epilepsy or seizure disorder diagnosis, you can get medical cannabis by scheduling an appointment with the team at Remix420.

As registered medical cannabis providers in Texas, they can determine if you qualify. Then they register you in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). After you get your medical cannabis card, they write a prescription that meets your health needs.

If you’re interested in medical cannabis for seizures, call Remix420 or book an appointment online today.