I have JME (epilepsy) I was free of seizures from ages 27-37. They have hit hard since my 3rd child at 38. I am on Lamictal. I am fine 75% of the month. I am a runner and exerciser. Sometimes if I overdo it (tireness) or some stress puts me into seizure like states. Most often now, when I am within days of ovulation or menstruation, I get some severe symptoms of petit (absence) seizures.
I have tried many AED and Lamical is the only one that got me back to working out and feeling good "most" of the time. I have just started trying a 2% biodentical micronized natural progestrone cream. I am using it once a day. It has been about 2 weeks now. I am feeling a little bloated but am sleeping well though tired and lastly had a day of petit seizures 3 days prior to menustration.
When can I expect this to start working? Shall I try the prescription from OB? I can get one but don't have it now. Is the prescript one actual natural progestrone, better? Why might yours help versus the 2% one that I am taking now (Bioentopic)?
I just had to quit a job due to my problems so I need some help. I am 46 (actually 47 on Saturday) and perimenopausal. Will this cream stop my periods all together? I don't mind the bleeding, I just don't want to have the hormone instabilities.