Posted by Lynne
on April 28, 2000 at 16:34:17:
In Reply to: Re: Menstrual cycle & Epilepsy connection? posted by Donna Bonning on February 10, 2000 at 19:40:16:
: : : Has anyone ever heard of a connection between menstrual cycles and epilepsy. Both grand mal seizures I've had, I've been on my period.
: : Answer yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
: : When my menstrual cycle comes on if I do not take Primrose Oil, I will go into convulsions.
: : Or almost go into them. I asked my doctor if there is a link between menstrual cyclyes and
: : epilepsy and he said yes, but the study on it is so wide, that they do not study it, because it
: : is such a broad field.
: : Sincererly, Nancy
: >>>I sure wish they would get in gear because I too seem to be developing problems concerning my period and my seizures. I think it has everthing to do with hormones. After having both my children, within 2 days I had grand-mals. Never had them before. I asked my neurologist at the time and my gyno about this hormonal connection and they just shrugged it off. From what I've learned the type of epilepsy where the seizures occur near your period is called Catamenial Epilepy.
I have Grand Mal seizures & am convinced that they are triggered or in conjuction with my period. My auro's (sp) are really strong at that time. In any case, I am on Tegretol & Klonopin. I want to get pregnant but am scared...is anyone out there going through this or has gone through it. LYNNE