Ladies, have your seizures caused you to go into an early menopause?

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Ginny
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   Posted 3/26/2007 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Big question for me right now.  I'm in menopause symptom limbo and I'm only 33!  I have ALL the symptoms of premenopause, and I'm wondering if my seizure disorder, (left temporal lobe - simple partials), are to blame for this happening.  I don't have a positive diagnosis yet that I'm actually in this "change", but yikers, my period is all over the map and has been for about a year.  I have hot flashes, my emotions are a total disaster, I can't sleep, I have anxiety and depression, and the list goes on and on....
 
I got my hormones tested today and I see my doc on Wednesday. But hormones change so rapidly that the results might be normal. So I'll get them checked again.  I just thought some of you might have experience in this.  I know the pituitary and hypothalmus glands are in the temporal lobes and they control the hormones.  Makes some sense to me!  Then again, it could be my wonderful Lupus that is the culprit.  What a gong show.....
 
Any insight or advice would be SO appreciated. Thanks gals!!
 
Ginny
"Thank you God for the storms that blow me right into your arms!"

Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder, libman sach's endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, Neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, food allergies
Prednisone, Imuran, Coumidin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, micronor, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Acidophilus


Ginny
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   Posted 4/14/2007 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gracie's mom,

Thank you so much for your reply. I didn't think anyone was going to even give me a little encouragement on this topic!

I did get my progesterone results back, and they are at post menopausal levels. So that said, it's likely that my other hormones will come back like that too.  I have to wait for my period to come in order to do the next tests (day 3 of period).  But it's late, again!  No surprise there.

I am really wondering about the link between temporal lobe seizures and hormone imbalances.  The pituitary and hypothalmus are right there.  They control the hormones, but the ovaries send out the signal to the pituitary and hypothalmus FIRST.  So, who knows eh!

I'm sorry to hear that your daughter is dealing with so much.  Lyme disease is awful and hard to treat sometimes.  It often mimics lupus and vice versa.

I think the fact that Grace is having an ovarian cyst bleed will rule out any seizure involvement with her missed periods.  Sounds to me like a complete gynecological issue.  But still worth asking about for sure. 

Thanks again for your reply. I really appreciate it.  It's hard to go through this feeling alone.  Just having you say hello and offering some encouragement means a lot to me.  Thank you!

Ginny


I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.  I have learned in whatever state I am in, to be content.  Phillipians 4:11-13

Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder, libman sach's endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, Neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, food allergies
Prednisone, Imuran, Coumidin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, micronor, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


Ginny
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   Posted 4/23/2007 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
No!  You're not bumbing me out at all!  The more we can investigate this the closer we might come to solving Gracie's and my situation!  Those were good articles. Thanks for putting those down.
 
Well, I had my gyno appointment today.  My hormones were normal.  BUT! What might be causing my anxiety, depression and many of my other symptoms including the seizures, might actually be my birth control!  I'm on the progesterone only pill.  Usually, progestins help to control seizures.  But this particular one (Micronor) has been found to excasserbate seizures in some women!  I went on the pill about a month before my seizures were diagnosed.  Interesting timing!
 
So, I'm going off the pill to see what happens.  In three months I'll see my gyno again and get the hormones retested.  Being on the pill makes any hormone tests completely useless.  I learned that today too.  Learned lots today!
 
I hope Gracie and you are well today.  I'll be checking in more frequently to see how you're doing!
 
Blessings,
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.  I have learned in whatever state I am in, to be content.  Phillipians 4:11-13

Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder, libman sach's endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, Neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, food allergies
Prednisone, Imuran, Coumidin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, micronor, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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