Change in seizure pattern and menopause

Elizabeth E. Gerard, Sheryl Haut, Puja Patel, M. Sazgar

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A 46-year-old woman is starting to undergo menopause. She has a history of secondary generalized tonic-clonic seizures which started at age 14 coinciding with the onset of her menstrual periods. In the past her seizures were more intense and frequent around the time of her ovulation. Her seizures were also particularly challenging to control during her two pregnancies. She is in your office for a follow-up visit and is asking for your advice regarding what to expect to happen to her seizures in the next few years and whether her seizures will improve or worsen?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationControversies in Caring for Women with Epilepsy
Subtitle of host publicationSorting Through the Evidence
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319291703
ISBN (Print)9783319291680
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Anovulatory cycle
  • Catamenial epilepsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Estradiol
  • Estrogen
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Hormone-sensitive epilepsy
  • Hormones
  • Lamotrigine
  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Progesterone
  • Seizure
  • Women’s health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Medicine


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