Archive for the ‘Women with epilepsy’ Category

August 16, 2012 · by James White, MD · Education, Epilepsy, Featured Topics, Patient Information, Women with epilepsy

Did you know that patients with epilepsy have a higher incidence of migraine headaches (and vice-versa!)? Patients are usually referred to our clinic for evaluation of their seizures. I will routinely ask patients about their headaches. If the patient has problematic headaches, treatment of the headaches may dramatically improve their quality of life. It is…

May 16, 2012 · by James White, MD · Education, Featured Topics, Patient Information, Women with epilepsy

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Catamenial epilepsy is a condition in which seizures increase around the time of a woman’s period. The change in seizure frequency noted around the time of the period appears to be due to hormonal changes. Estrogen tends to increase seizure activity Progesterone tends to reduce seizure activity. As women go through the changes…