I'm 47 years old. I have had epilepsy my whole life. Was diagnosed with petit mal seizures in about fifth grade. At age 15 I no longer had seizures. About 10 years later I started having grand mal seizures. I was put on meds and have been taking them ever since. My seizures are pretty well controlled, I usually go a couple years between seizures. I've always had very regular cycles. After having each of my three children I had a seizure--like clockwork. After my third child I had a tubal. My periods went from a fairly normal 5-7 day period to 8-12 days. Two or three days of regular heavy then the rest of the time more like spotting. My husband noticed that my seizures happened while I was on my period. I mentioned this to my Neuro and he mentioned Catamenial Epilepsy and said to talk with my OB/GYN about taking something to stop my periods. I read about it online but although there are a lot of similarities I don't have seizures on a regular enough basis to determine if that is what I have. My GYN put me on a daily 5mg dose of progestin, which I was on for over a year. I could tell an immediate difference--my brain felt more calm. My period didn't change right away (other than getting shorter) but earlier this year I had five months with no period. I wanted to go more natural so I started the progesterone cream a few months ago and weaned off the pill. A few days after starting the cream I had a period--two weeks(!) and 6 days of cramping(!) which is very unusual for me. I haven't had one since. I started with 200mg cream, but due to no real "symptoms" other than occasional night sweats I figured I could go down to 100mg. I've been doing it slowly, but very soon after going down my breasts got very tender and have been every day for the past two or three weeks. I don't know if this means I need to go back to 200mg or just wait it out. As you can see I don't have a very scary story to tell, but I would like to be sure I'm doing this right and taking the correct dosage. I have no one with experience I can talk to, and a friend of mine thinks I'm crazy for taking such whopping doses (although she's nice enough not to say that ).