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Seizures And Menstrual Cycle
Can+lack+of+folic+acid+cause+seizures+during+my+menstrual+cycle i continually passout no convulsions but my limbs and tounge go numb. ?
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...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
I hav partial & catamenial. On 3 meds. Still hav few seizures before & first part menses. What else can I try??
Seizures: You MUST have your primary doctor refer you to a specialist on Seizures. Everything should work out OK! ...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
What could be causing drunk/vertigo feeling before menses, and again near ovulation? History of Hashimoto/PCOS/pineal cysts/mild seizure activity EEG
Vestibular migraine: Times when estrogen levels drop, including near ovulation and prior to menses, are common times for menstrual-related migraines, which in some women can be vestibular migraines. If you have a headache evaluation and it sounds like vestibular migraine, then there are several approaches to prevention and acute treatment. Feel free to consult me if you'd like a consult. ...Read more
Yes: If your periods are long and/or heavy, various medications may help, such as birth control pills (even though you've had a tubal ligation). Other options for long heavy periods sometimes include lysteda, the Levonorgestrel iud, or an endometrial ablation. It's worth talking to your gynecologist about. ...Read more
Vaginal bleeding: The menstrual cycle is monthly vaginal bleeding which occurs when the woman is fertile and ovulates (produces an egg, which takes about 2 weeks) but does NOT then get pregnant. The uterine lining will build up for a couple of weeks to prepare for a possible pregnancy. This will shed away in the form of bleeding when pregnancy has not occurred and then the process will start all over again. ...Read more
At 48 okay: At 48 it's normal to have some increased fluxuations in your cycle. The average age of menopause is 51, so you're getting closer. Many women in late 40's begin to miss periods. If you're not too heavy or too thin, and you don't have a thyroid disorder then i wouldn't worry. Of course, pregnancy needs to be ruled out (i know, i know!), but that's highly unlikely. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
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