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How can you identify the role of menstrual hormones in your seizure patterns?

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If you can identify the role hormones play in your seizure patterns, it can help with your treatment. Try keeping a calendar of your menstrual cycle, and the days that you have seizures. Include notes about other factors that might be important, such as missed medication, sleep loss, stress, or illness. By sharing these records with your doctor, you can work together to manage your epilepsy more effectively.

From: Epilepsy and Your Changing Hormones WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 21, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 01/21/2017

SOURCES: Epilepsy Foundation, Women and Epilepsy Initiative, "Hormones and Epilepsy," Menopause and Epilepsy." Mark Yerby, MD, MPH, associate clinical professor of neurology, public health & preventive medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon; founder, North Pacific Epilepsy Research, Portland, Oregon.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 21, 2017

SOURCES: Epilepsy Foundation, Women and Epilepsy Initiative, "Hormones and Epilepsy," Menopause and Epilepsy." Mark Yerby, MD, MPH, associate clinical professor of neurology, public health & preventive medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon; founder, North Pacific Epilepsy Research, Portland, Oregon.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 21, 2017

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