Epilepsy and Your Hormones

Some women with epilepsy notice a link between their menstrual cycle and their tendency to have seizures.

Examples are: your epilepsy starting when you first began to have periods, or your seizures happening more often before or during a period, or at ovulation (egg release), about halfway through your menstrual cycle.

If you suspect that your seizures are associated with your menstrual cycle make an appointment to talk to your doctor, as there are treatments which can help.