I welcome information on progesterone therapy. In my case, low progesterone levels and / or anovulatory cycles may be what is triggering my seizures. I just had one yesterday morning and yesterday was the 15th day of my cycle. I am not sure if I ovulated or not. I typically have about 3 seizures a year but yesterday's seizure was #5 this year.

When is the best day during my cycle to test for progesterone levels?

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Jan 04, 2010
by: Wray

Low progesterone does have a bearing on seizures, particularly if they follow the monthly cycle. It would be best to use it under the guidance of a practitioner versed in progesterone therapy, as initially excess oestrogen might exacerbate them. Please see these web pages...
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Please also have a look at this web page on oestrogen dominance.
Take care, Wray

Jan 31, 2011
Natural Progesterone can be used by body to make other chemicals
by: Anonymous

A book I read said that yam-based natural progesterone has a different chemical structure than synthetic drug progestin, and can be used by the body to make estrogen and other chemicals needed, just as one's body can use the body's progesterone to make these chemicals. Chloresterol is used with progesterone to make, if I remember correctly, acetycholine. Because the body cannot use synthetic progestine to create other chemicals.

I, too, experienced something once a month that I guessed was hormone-related.

Feb 13, 2013
Progesterone may have stopped my dog's seizures
by: David G. Mills

Here's an interesting thing. I have an 11 year old dog we got when she was 2. She has had seizures about once a month ever since we got her. After I began taking progesterone I would usually do this at night right before I went to bed and after rubbing myself down, I would usually rub her head. I had read that progesterone was a good anti-seizure medication and initially I put one pump's worth on her head for a couple of nights and then decided it probably wasn't worth it. But I continued to give her the usual head rub every night after I had rubbed myself down.

That was a year ago that I started this and she has not had a seizure since. Truly bizarre. Was it the progesterone on my hands? Don't know but we keep up the ritual.

Feb 15, 2013
Progesterone may have stopped my dog's seizures
by: Wray

Hi David You do come up with such good feedback, thanks! And yes it was the progesterone. It's found in all vertebrates of both sexes. It's also been found in rotifers and walnut trees, making it the oldest hormone there is, see Progesterone and Vitamin D. Years ago a friend of mine using progesterone herself, applied it to her dog after I'd told her about Epilepsy. She found she could reduce the medication to a 1/4 dose, plus the seizures were far less frequent and severe. The dog had had seizures for many years, and was then about 16. I once met a racehorse vet, who said he used it to calm the horses down. Excess oestrogen in women causes seizures, see here. It appears that oestrogen is also the culprit in horses too, "Oestrus Cycle: Fluctuating hormones levels have resulted in an increase in seizure severity or quantity in seizure susceptible females that has been attributed to oestrogen", see here. Apparently the following foods do too, most of which I ask people to avoid......'Feed and herbs that contain natural oestrogens include alfalfa, apples, baker's yeast, barley, beets, carrots, chickpeas, clover, cowpeas (black- eyed peas), fennel, flaxseeds (linseed), garlic, hops, liquorice, oats, olive oil, parsley, peas, potatoes, red beans, red clover, rice, sage, soybeans, split peas, sunflower seeds and wheat.' Unfortunately they don't seem to use progesterone as the antidote. Take care Wray

Feb 26, 2014
by: Connie

This could be a unexplained link for my daughter that SUDDENLY has had seizures for no known reason....Hmmm.
Thank you so much

Jun 21, 2014
partial seizures
by: Anonymous

I have had seizures since I was about 14. I started to realize they occurred when I ovulated (12 -15 days of cycle) and right before or right after my period. I started using progesterone cream every day but it wasn't that effective. It just made my breast really sore and I was still having partial seizures around my period. So, after a lot of experimenting I am now using twice a week (Saturday and Tuesday). I haven't had an problems for several months now!! I keep waiting for it to happen but all is well.
If you think your seizures are related to your monthly cycle I strongly recommend you try the progesterone cream. I get mine at a local health food store. You can buy it online too. Good Luck!!!

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