Re: Menstrual Cycles and auras/seizures
I also have catamenial epilepsy and I get simple partial seizures at the time of my period, and the time of ovulation in the middle of the month. My Neuro never really commented on it, but one day, I asked if going on a birth control pill would help at all by levelling out my hormones. He said I could try it, and so I made an appointment with my gyno.
On the first pill I tried (Yaz), I noticed a difference in my seizures after about 4 months. There were less of them around the time of my period, and they were more mild than they usually are. But I was having irregular periods on that pill, so my gyno switched me to another pill (Yasmin). So far, this pill doesn't work as good for my seizures as the first one did. I do notice that I haven't really been getting any seizures in the middle of the month like I used to (which is awesome), but the ones I get around the time of my period are as bad as they were before I started taking any birth control pill. My doctor said we can still work to find one that works right, since there are so many. It's also difficult with many seizure meds to find a birth control pill that works effectively (to level out your homones or as actual birth control) because it fights for the same protein in your blood as many seizure meds, like Tegretol, which I'm on.
So if you're not on BC, maybe you could give that a try.