Catmenial Seizures

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wingbabe
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   Posted 11/28/2005 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new here. 
 
I have seen several articles about catamenial epilepsy.  I have noticed that my seizures almost always occur right before or just after my period.  I was seizure controlled for 18 years and started having seizures again when I was 41.  Does anyone have any additional information about this?
Thanks...
 
 

wingbabe
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   Posted 11/29/2005 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Mandi,
Thanks for the reply...currently I am on Lamictal but haven't started any hormone therapy yet.  I've done some reading and plan on having a serious talk about this with my neuro at my next appt.  
 
Are there any specific questions I need to ask the DR's?   I think I am going to have to push the Dr to consider hormone therapy. He's a great doc (one of the best) but his opinion is that if you have a high enough drug level then the hormone levels don't matter. That may be true but side effects from a high lamictal level are pretty nasty.
 
Thanks again for the feedback.  I was starting to think this was all in my head (ha, ha).  
 
 

wingbabe
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   Posted 11/30/2005 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks to everyone for all the great information! It is very informative and will give me lots to discuss the doctor in a couple of weeks...

 

 


jnjdav1
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   Posted 12/5/2005 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Wingbabe,

 

I also have CE. I have been on progesterone pills for 6 months now. I take them every month as scheduled. This has worked for me. I have now been seizure free. When you contact your gyn ask him or her about this. My gyn has been great. There are also alternatives to the hormones. There is a peanut diet out there. Peanuts have the natural progesterone needed.

 

Good luck,

 

Nikki

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