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Thyroid And Hormones And Seizures

Thyroid And Hormones And Seizures

Has anyone been diagnosed with seizure disorder that also has a thyroid issue and is a female and also has a major hormonal issue that affects her with having seizures?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Certainly we need doctors to oversee our medical conditions. Keep in mind though that doctors prescribe medications and refer some patients to surgeons. They won't tell you about natural supplements and how they can help remedy your problem. Functional medicine doctors are into natural medicine and getting to the root of the problem. We need doctors that prescribe medication, but we should also consider natural sources to the extent possible. The vast majority of general physicians practice western medicine, which only put a band-aid over the problem or they don't diagnose their patients correctly because they didn't run in-depth tests. If you have thyroid problems, find a doctor that will do in-depth blood tests. These include T3 FREE, T3 Total, FREE T4, TSH, and Thyroid Peroxidase, Also have your doctor check your B12 and iron. I recently had these checked, and I have hypothyroidism. This is common in middle-age women as their bodies go through changes. I have a low B12 level, and I'm working on getting this to a higher level. The brain needs B12, and our bodies don't make this vitamin. I also have gut issues, but I've changed my diet to help remedy the problem. Gut and thyroid problems go hand-in-hand. I eat mostly organic foods. I make home-made food and eat very limited processed foods. Eating healthy also helps with seizure control. Consuming lots of sugar and junk food runs havoc on the brain.

I hope this information helps. It has taken me many years to understand how these things all work together. It is important to take care of your bodies, and part of this is getting down to eating natural foods. I buy the high quality supplements because the body absorbs these better than the standard drugstore supplements.

As I mentioned in another post, I have hypographia, which is the passion to write. It is common in people with a history of right temporal lobe epilepsy.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I took a Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc supplement each day. I had fewer seizures when I took this regularly. When I ran out of the supplement, I had more seizures. Magnesium helps with pain too, headaches and menstrual cramps. This is a good thing to research.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi, I have focal onset epilepsy (diagnosed a few months back, experiencing for over a year) and I also have a thyroid condition. I used to see a bit of a pattern around my hormones, normally the week before I was due on but that seems to have calmed down now, probably due to meds.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

In my teens and before I had brain surgery, my monthly cycle triggered seizures in me. Whether or not you have thyroid problems, most likely hormonal imbalances will impact your seizure control. I know that the thyroid impacts much of our health.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have been noticing this more and more. My tsh is normal but I need to get my t3 and T4 panel done too. I am noticing that my periods are becoming a little more irregular and that the seizures are worse during this time. I had planned on doing my inpatient study during the period time too but it seems to have come a week early.

posted about 2 years ago
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