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This Is For The Older Women Out There. Did You Ever Take Hormone Replacement Therapy?

This Is For The Older Women Out There. Did You Ever Take Hormone Replacement Therapy?

My seizures started at 52. I have no idea why, other than that it was a very stressful time. It was also when my perimenopause kicked more into high gear. I'm trying to figure out what side effects are from my meds and what is from hormones. I started HRT last month. I do have more energy, but get stressed easily. I haven't had headaches in a long time and now they are back. I'm just not sure which is worse; HRT or no HRT but epilepsy side effects. I do know that HRT can interfere with… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi there Nicole. Several years ago my Gyn recommended the hormone replacement tx, but during my last visit, she indicated that the HRT meds do contribute to Cancer. I've been using a product called "WS MenoSense." It's a dietary formula that I take twice per day. I bought it at The Vitamin Shoppe (in St. Pete). Go on line to check it out. Shalom. Maire'

posted 9 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

So I am 33 years old and I dealt with seizures around my periods didn't realize it was happening around my periods until my Doctor had me start tracking when I had seizures keeping a log of them. So I also track my periods on a period app just to keep up with when my periods about to start. So I started tracking my periods about three years ago, and come to find out my seizures were happening every time around my periods every month. I would have about 4 to 5 seizures a month... and well I started looking at when I was having seizures and figured out they were happening about a week before my period or when I was ovulating. So my Doctor finally agreed that this had to be something hormonal related now this was about three years ago.. but he didn't know what to do about the hormone part. So I went to see my obgyn and told her what was going on and she put me on progestrone I been on it for about two years now, and it's helped a lot it helps my hormones and my periods. She said well i'm not a neurolgoist but I have seen women who have seizures that is child bareing age and they can play a big roll in seizures. So I started taking progestrone about two years ago and it helped but I still was having seizures but they wasn't as often I was taking lamictal and so my Doctor decided to change my medicine to keppra and lamictal twice a day. This was June 2020 and I been seizure free for one year and 6 months since being on keppra and lamictal, and I take the progestrone hormone medicine once a month for 12 days the week before my period. I highly suggest talking to your obgyn about hormone medicine I take the pill form of progestrone.

edited, originally posted 10 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Great cancer free! I have temporal lobe epilepsy too. Granmal siezure free since January 2019.THANK GOD! Keep believing in yourself! My prayers continue with FAITH TRUST STRENGTH HOPE JOY LAUGHTER HAPPINESS and LOVE ALWAYS LOVEπŸ’–β˜οΈπŸ™πŸ»βœŒοΈπŸ¦‹πŸ‘£πŸΎπŸΎπŸ’žπŸ˜™

posted 8 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My worst time was around my periods. The doctor put me on some type of water pill, not able to remember was over 40 years ago. So I am now 71 and never took HRT.

edited, originally posted 10 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I’m peri menopausal where my periods are irregular and I can have no periods for a few months then they Come back for a few it all started when I turned 40 I’m now 45 my mum was put on HRT once and she didn’t like it so she got took off it and just put up with the hot flushes x x

posted 5 days ago
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