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Old 04-24-2014, 11:00 AM   #31
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I am a 45 year old woman who has just had my first seizure last month and had another one this month. I have started to go through menopause (confirmed with blood tests). I feel like this cannot be a coincidence. I have started taking Keppra XR. I am only taking 500 mg at the moment. The doctor prescribed 1000mg (2 pills a day), but I am having a rough time with it making me extremely tired and not able to focus, so I am easing into it gradually. I feel like this is all tied to my hormones going crazy. I have been late with my period for the last 2 months and have been under a lot of stress. My neurologist kind of sucks - who exactly should I see for this? I'm looking for a neuroendocrinologist but I am finding one hard to find. It's nice to hear of another person starting to have seizures later in life. They are very scary for myself and my husband and children
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:21 PM   #32
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I started having GM seizures in 2007 and been having it on and off every year or two. My neuro doctor never draw any connection between my hormone changes and epilepsy. He doesn't know what caused them after various tests and scans.

I am on Keppra 750Mg twice a day. Every time I tried to lower the meds for a few months, I had a seizure. I'm sure something else might have triggered it as well (like less sleep, time change, ...). After a seizure, I need at least 16-20 hours of sleep. Then my body aches all over, and it seems I had some respiratory issue for 1-2 weeks afterward.

I read in 'NeuroTalk' and other sources that women with epilepsy can go through changes (epilepsy frequency, etc.) during menopause. I have not found anyone start having epilepsy during menopause in these forums though.

Do you know of someone out there starting seizures later in her life like me?
I started symptoms of the menopause - severe hot flushes etc and within 2 months had started having seizures for the first time in my life at the age of 57.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:53 AM   #33
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My seizure-like symptoms (limb jerking, slurred speech, lack of coordination, brain fog, etc.) began post-menopause. I'm presently age 55, went through menopause at age 49, and actual limb jerking, etc. began around age 53. However, the rapid blood pressure extremes (100 points in either direction - spikes and falls) since age 44. It's been a very long, expensive, and difficult road, only to find myself back to square one.
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Hello,

I am a 45 year old woman who has just had my first seizure last month and had another one this month. I have started to go through menopause (confirmed with blood tests). I feel like this cannot be a coincidence. I have started taking Keppra XR. I am only taking 500 mg at the moment. The doctor prescribed 1000mg (2 pills a day), but I am having a rough time with it making me extremely tired and not able to focus, so I am easing into it gradually. I feel like this is all tied to my hormones going crazy. I have been late with my period for the last 2 months and have been under a lot of stress. My neurologist kind of sucks - who exactly should I see for this? I'm looking for a neuroendocrinologist but I am finding one hard to find. It's nice to hear of another person starting to have seizures later in life. They are very scary for myself and my husband and children
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I had my first seizure at age 46 while still having regular menstrual cycle but believe it is perimenopause related since never had any before. Have you found another dr. and have they agreed that this can be due to perimenopause? Thanks for your help!
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