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    poppyb63 posted:
    Hello...al
    Our daughter is 14 and has been treated for absence seizures for the past 8 years with Ethosuxomide, thankfully this drug has worked great for her and we no longer see those,
    For the past 4 months in a row she has had a nighttime Grand Mal. Every one has been either during her period or right before. My wife and I now seem to believe there is a correlation. She currently is on Lamictal (250 mg twice daily). Does anyone have a suugestion or experience We can possibly share as an idea with her neurologist ?


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    dancer86442 responded:
    Hello poppy,

    Yes, there is a co-relation. What she has is known as Catamenial Seizures. You can use our Search This Community Tool up top on the rite next to the Post Now, to see more Info/conversations on this Topic. There is more info in Helpful Resources, too.

    Her doctor may want to increase her meds. She has alternatives, also. My Sister has been seizure free for over 7 yrs. Thanks to Progesterone. Her seizures were diagnosed & treated by a Homeopathic MD AKA 'naturalist'. She is, also, on the Mediterranean Diet, which may be Helping, as nutrition is an important part of control, too. Corrective Chiropractors are recommended, too. The treatment involves Upper Cervical alignment. There is lots of Info on Search Engines.

    Please, encourage your daughter to keep a Daily Journal. More Info as to what to include in our Helpful Tips. Also, there are teen support groups on-line. Encourage her to join one. Look in Tips or Resources for Epilepsytalk.com No need to join to read the articles. Her Search Tool will help you find the article on teen groups. Plus, I believe she may have an article on the topic of Catamenial Epilepsy, too.

    Hugs & Please keep in touch. I would love to hear any progress or answer any other questions you may have.

    Love Candi
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