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Birth Control and Epilepsy

Posted by on Feb. 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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I have had seizures now for about 4 or 5 years and I take Keppra.  I have a seizure maybe about once a month and my DH and I had a theory that maybe it has to do with my period.  I asked my neuro but he said if the seizures are more than 2 or 3 days before or after it isn't to do with hormones/period.  I don't know if I buy it or not so we thought if I went on the pill maybe it would normalize my period because I get really bad cramps and such too.  Neuro and gyno both said it was fine to go on the pill.  So I started the pill Orthotricyclen Lo yesterday morning and then this morning as I was waking up I started to have the beingings of a seizure where I can't start and get numbness down my right side.  I usually have grand mal seizures where I go unconicous so this is irregular.  Has anyone heard of this happening to them or anyone they know?  I did call my neuro and they said to continue the birth control and call if I have another episode.  Thanks for any comments or advice!

by on Feb. 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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by on Mar. 3, 2009 at 12:10 PM

wow  i am not sure i would stay on the pill or not.. if that had not happened to you befor and you have grandmals.. witch i do too.. i reallly am not sure but it... i do know i would not keep taking them.....  i know this was no help but i needed to say it.... hope you are doing better.

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