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Menstrual Cycle And Seizure Activity.
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Hey ladies! I have a serious question. Have any of you noticed an increase in your seizure occurance or severity at specific times during your menstrual cycle? When? I tried talking to my neurologist about this, but HE just shrugged me off. I'm just curious if anyone else has noticed that link.

posted January 16, 2016
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Yep. There have been times where I used to only get them right before or during my cycle. They are called Catamenial seizures. I told my neuro about it and he doesn't think that's it. I still keep track of my cycle as well as seizure occurrences.

posted January 27, 2016
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Gina
Yes! Plain & simple....I never took the "pill" but when I got in the 40's, my Gynecologist & Neurologist spoke about it and thought it would be a good idea to do it.... WRONG! Never controlled it and forget the rest but it was never the same again.... It was terrible to be put on it.

posted January 22, 2016
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Not always but A lot of the time I have seizures before my period starts usually about 2 days before and 1 towards then end of my period.

posted January 20, 2016
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

It is normal to have more during your menstrual cycle. Hormones are high and powerful. I always have more before, check my calendar, and say to myself no wonder, it's time. My neurologist gave me medication called Onfi that helps around that time of the month. Talk to yours and see what he says.

posted January 20, 2016
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I had mine removed so that my body would go back to being able to FEEL the seizures come on. I used to make them go away by just relaxing. It took over fifteen years to feel them.

posted January 19, 2016

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