I am truly hoping someone has information or wants to share their experience about the affects menopause has on seizures. I will tell my history in short.. As a child of 5 yrs. old I had grand mal seizures caused by a head trauma, up to the age of ten yrs. old. I started my menstrual cycle at the age of ten yrs. old and the seizures went away totally. Then I had one grand mal at the age of seventeen, and complex partial seizures ever since. Yet when I was pregnant 2x's I never had a seizure. I was on medication and still am, but now I am 52 yrs. old and going through that pere-metapause stage, and my seizures have increased from one every 3 to 6 months to 4 - 12 complex partial seizures a month. To me I see a pattern here, does anyone else?? I am sorry if you are male, and I don't mean to offend you, but both male neurologists I have seen discount it, and really don't think of it. Therefore I am now going to see a female Neurologist and see how she feels about it. But to me, it seems so logical, that it must be a chemical unbalance in my body because of my changes. Please, I would love any feed back.
Thank you, Sharon