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Has Any Other Women Found That There Hormones Go Berlistic Before A Seizure

Has Any Other Women Found That There Hormones Go Berlistic Before A Seizure

I have noticed for the past 6 month my hormones go insane before a seizure. Has any other women found this and what was the answer answer and diagnosis?? Any comments will be appreciated.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Seizures during this time are caused by estrogen levels. Progesterone aids in stopping seizures, but if your estrogen levels change rapidly that's what is happening to you. With my meds my seizures are no biggie either. The seizures cluster during this time. So, I may have 2-3 in one day b/f my period and then they disappear for awhile. But, they are annoying since I want to drive.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My seizures occur around ovulation and before and during my cycle. If you want to research it is called Catamenial seizures. There is not much to do for it besides hormone therapy which is risky. I'm on 3 meds to try to stop all of my seizures, but so far I still have seizures around those times. It happens to about 30% of women with epilepsy. Hang in there.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The rise of hormones just before a period causes more brain activity
so seizures increase then. Estrogen is a major factor in either sexes
brain activity. My estrogen levels are always high; you can go to an
endocrinologist/neurologist to check yours. If you don't know of this
type of specialist just go to any endocrinologist; bring the test results
to your neurologist to for advice.
My seizures are like yours-they have no physical cause-there is just
too much electrical activity in my brain- which is attributed to my high
estrogen levels.I still have seizures but never a biggy thanks to my meds

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thanks pizzaz

posted about 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It has estrogen so it doesn't balance your hormones as well.

posted about 4 years ago
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