Possible Catamenial Epilepsy
Firstly, I would just like to say 'Thank You' for all of the information regarding catamenial epilepsy and others that suffer from it.
I am 41 and had my first seizure in September. Drs did not find anything wrong. I've had a few since then and it seems as though they are related to menstruation.
For a week or two prior to my first seizure, I had the worst pinched nerves in both of my shoulders and my muscles were just stiff. The ER doctor told me that wasn't related to my seizure. I have also been diagnosed with endometriosis and have had ongoing issues with menstruation: extremely heavy, clotty, horrible memory loss, excessively emotional... I believe all of my symptoms are connected to excess estrogen.
I saw a naturopath, she told me to eat flaxseeds as I don't eat seafood. Flaxseeds are suggested against if one is estrogen dominant. Needless to say, it wasn't the best experience as she didn't listen to my concerns. I am not interested in doctors shoving pills down my throat and all of the side effects that come from them. I am a single Mom and my kids have witnessed a couple of my seizures, which are grand mal and nocturnal.
This is an immensely stressful situation and I truly need real guidance. I don't ever want my kids to witness another seizure as it takes a serious toll on them. I have upped my coconut oil intake and eat very healthy. I can not do the ketogenic diet as I tried it previously and lost too much weight as I'm not a big meat eater.
Will you please give me advice on how much progesterone cream to use and how often to use it?
My last 2 seizures were right before my period.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I really can't express my gratitude enough.
Thank you so much for any help you give!!