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Does Menstruation Affect Seizures
Epilepsy.com: Some seizures may be hormonal dependent and yes some may experience more frequency of seizures during menstrual periods.Yes. Approximately half the women of childbearing age who have epilepsy report an increase in seizures around the time of their monthly menstrual period. Seizures occurring predominantly around the time of menstruation are referred to as catamenial epilepsy. http://www.epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more
Why do I have seizures around menstrual period time...I have them only for two days around that i don't know what the cause is.
Catamenial Epilepsy: A type of seizure seen in conjunction with the menstrual cycle it has been defined by three types: 1) perimenstrually; 2) mid-cycle around ovulation; and 3) throughout the second half of each cycle, between ovulation and menstruation. These types are based on dynamic changes in the blood levels of estrogen and progesterone. Speak with your neurologist about the role of Progesterone for your care. ...Read more
Are hormone/birth control pills(ex:Sprintec) able to control petit mal seizures especially for someone that has increased seizures during menses?
Work with Neuro: Birth control pills do not control petit mal seizures. Anti epileptic drugs control seizures. (AED) All women taking AEDs of childbearing years should be taking Folic acid. AED medications can induce hepatic enzymes that increase the metabolism of oral contraceptives. I advise your friend to go back to the Neurologist and work on a treatment plan tailored for her particular case. It is dangerous for seizures to remain untreated. ...Read more
I recently had a seizure for the 2nd time after waking up in the middle of the night. Will this affect my license? I need my car for work...
Unfortunately yes: The state of california has a law of a minimum of 3-6 months of seizure freedom before your license can be reinstated. There are exceptions with one of them being that the seizure only occurs during sleep. The law also states that the doctor is required to report your seizures with the department of motor vehicles. Good luck to a quick recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Convulsion body fct: Convulsion implies tonic clonic seizures, during which there is loss of consciousness, whole body contracts powerfully all muscles, lung muscles can stop relaxing and thus breathing stops, bladder control can be lost as well as bowel control, spine can break in severe ones, and jaw contraction can bite on tongue. Seizures mostly end after a few minutes, not enough to kill, body then recuperates. ...Read more
I'm in Lamictol for seizures. Would this affect a drug test? & I have smoke pot for several yrs (small amnts) havent smoked in 2 weeks, would it show?
Cannabis: would show up on a screen for drugs of abuse but not on most standard tests. Single use of marijuana should be out of your urine in 1 to 7 days. Regular use of marijuana – should be out of urine in 7 to 100 days. Single use marijuana can be detected 12 to 24 hours in blood. Regular use marijuana can be detected for 2 to 7 days in blood. Marijuana regular use detected in hair for months. Single _ ...Read more
I have recurring seizures of unknown cause.if I have one that affects memory of the event and feel weak and tired after do I need to go to emergency?
Not necessarily: If your seizures are short, less than 2-3 minutes and you recover without needing intervention by a doctor, You do not need to go to the emergency room. You indicate you have reactive hypoglycemia. Make sure to check your blood sugar after a seizure as it may be due to too low blood sugar. If you have not, speak to an endocrinologist and dietitian about what can be done to stabilize sugar level ...Read more
Adrenal gland is not: Usually the cause of seizures. It is an endocrine gland which secretes hormones. In general unless the hormones cause a severe electroplyte imbalance it is not likely to cause a seizure? Why are you asking about it? Do you have a personal physician to answer your questions. You should be seeing a neurologist. ...Read more
Menstruation is also known as Menses. Menstruation is the regular cyclical shedding of uterine (womb) lining associated with bleeding. Begins at puberty (menarche) and continus during a woman's fertile years until menopause. Cycles usually average 28 days, but can vary from ...Read more
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