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Posted by Cathy on August 02, 2000 at 08:10:40:

In Reply to: Re: Menstrual cycle & Epilepsy connection? posted by Debbie on May 25, 2000 at 11:43:32:

: : 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.

: I wish we could all get together and convince the doctors that it is not a coincidence that seizures happen during mensus. I have been watching my daughter for 10 years go through this. Try telling doctors it is hormonal and they don't believe me. It is very frustrating!! She only has her seizures around her period. I tried birth control for her but that interfered with her meds and sent her into status. I really feel for everyone with this problem and pray to God that there will be a cure soon for this. take care all.

Yes. I have complex partial epilepsy with the same problem of seizures leading up to or during a menstrual cycle. Through my research it is called Catamenial Epilepsy. I understand through research it can be controlled with additional medication - I yet to try it.


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