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Old 08-21-2007, 12:38 PM   #1
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estrogen & seizures

I am post menopausal & need estrogen for bladder problems. However, it seems to be triggering a type of seizure. I get the feeling of Deja vue. I feel like I am about to slip into a state of remembering a along ago event or fantasy & start fighting to come back to reality. I know what is going on around me & I don't loose consciousness but it's weird. I have a slight headache when it's over. I have been diagnosed with temporal lobe seizures in the past. At present I'm not on any medications except the bio identical hormones.

My question is: Would you continue taking the estrogen & see if it happened again or would you stop taking it immediately. I've just been using it about a week just long enough for my bladder problems to start improving.
The synthetic ERT caused me to have migraines & am now using the bio-identical estrogen in a very low dose.

The other time I had this happen I was also trying a new medication. Is it normal for med's to trigger seizures or do you think this maybe migraine related. Your thoughts appreciated.

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Old 08-21-2007, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: estrogen & seizures

Hormones can cause seizures. Your body might not be used to the amount of estrogen you are taking.
I get seizures from the change in my hormone levels with my monthly cycle.

Old 08-22-2007, 07:56 AM   #3
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Re: estrogen & seizures

Yes,like SentenceDoing said,changes in hormones can
cause seizures,and it is when your estrogen level gets
too high and your progesterone gets low that the seizures
start to happen.

Take care,Sherri

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