Progesterone and seizures

by Wanda
(USA)

Wray, I have had trouble since I was 38 years old. First I started aching all over, anxious, erratic painful periods with extremely heavy bleeding with clots, then I found a lump in my breast which soon turned into many, many lumps and I was diagnosed with fibrocystic breast condition.

From ages 4 to 8 I suffered with seizures, it seemed that they were more likely to occur at night but I did have them through the day also. At age 8 the Dr.put me on dilantan which ended my seizures. Even though the seizures ended I still suffered with the aura that you get before a seizure occurs. After the birth of my 2 children the auras stopped for years and I had already dc' d the dilantan. The Drs. told me after many eeg's that I did not have epilepsy as they could find no damage. All I know is that they are terrifying, I remember them well because I remember lost consciousness with them and now the auras are back.

I am now 51, went 11 months without a period before it started again, skipped 2 months before I had another one and now its been another 3 months without one. I read that progesterone was good for seizures. Any truth to that ? I ordered Natpro and have been sleeping better. I've only experienced the auras twice since starting it. I've only used it for 4 days so far so maybe its just wishful thinking on my part. I'm using 1 tsp a day - I divide it am and pm. I also haven't had a sex drive since I was about 40. Am I on the right track here? Thanks,

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Oct 20, 2011
Progesterone and seizures
by: Wray

Hi Wanda Progesterone is helpful for seizures, particularly if they are catamenial, ie coming before your period, see here,here, here, here, here, here and here. The amount you are using is good too, but if you should experience any Oestrogen Dominance symptoms, please increase the progesterone. It's also excellent for sore breasts, see here, here, here, here, here and here. From about age 35 we begin getting anovulatory cycles, when no progesterone is made. These increase in frequency during Peri-menopause, till Menopause, when the ovary stops producing viable eggs. The dropping level of progesterone is the reason behind your symptoms. I've run out of space so will start a new comment below. Take care Wray

Oct 20, 2011
Progesterone and seizures
by: Wray

Hi Wanda I believe your seizures could have been caused by a lack of vitamin D. They started too early to have been influenced by hormones, unless you had a very early puberty. See here, here, here,
here, here and here. Please have a test done, for more info see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites.

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