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Possible Hormonal tle and adhd

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 19:41
Im currently 30 and have been on a medication for my adhd since i was 11. (Concerta) A few years back i started having werid episodes of deja vu. I would get dizzy. When i googled it, i saw i could have something called "temporal lobe epilepsy" Shortly after this, i was diagnosed with a underactive thyroid. Once i started taking this medication, the episodes decreased from daily to none at all. Until a few months ago, when I would get one around the time of my period. I started taking viatimins and this seemed to stop it. About a week ago, I ran out of my newer bottle of gummy vitamins. I still had a older bottle from August, so I just took those instead. These gummys had hardened. But I was stubborn and wanted to avoid going to stores due to covid 19. I also suspect my thyroid is worsening. My period has been happening abnormally. Yesterday, I have several episodes. I bought a new bottle of viatimins and took it last night and this morning. I had one episode today So, I'm convinced that my episodes are linked to my hormone levels. So,...I guess im curious of the worst case scenario. If it turns out i have tle. Will i likely be taken off my adhd and my thyroid medication? Even though i suspect my thyroid is the issue? Have any of you been about to take an adhd medication along with an antiseizure drug? I have not discussed with with my doctor yet because I feel like i have a handle on it. And I worried about being removed from my other medications.


Hi, Thank you for posting and

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2020-05-11 - 09:14
Hi, Thank you for posting and we understand your concerns. Treatment and how the body may react to certain medications including supplements or vitamins, varies for each individual. We cannot determine if you’ve been experiencing seizures or have TLE.  It’s important that you’re following- up with your healthcare team to explore this further. Many clinics and offices are now offering telemedicine options for non-emergencies if you’re unable to see your doctor in person currently. Ask your doctor’s if you can schedule a time to talk via phone/ other telemedicine resources you all can utilize, or if they can make any additional recommendations for you. You may want to consider seeing a neuroendocrine specialist, neurologist with training in hormone disorders and their effects on brain function. These physicians are usually found at hospitals or health care centers with programs devoted to epilepsy treatment, often called Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers. . It’s also important to document how you're feeling and the symptoms you describe experiencing in detail, (like you've done in your post), which will be very helpful to review with your doctors. My Seizure Diary, can be used to organize health issues, track episodes, manage medications and more, which can be shared with your healthcare team: . Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, [email protected]. 

Hi there, I don't recommend

Submitted by Believer_59cd4d81a99cf on Thu, 2020-05-21 - 23:09
Hi there, I don't recommend self-diagnosing, it's always good to meet up with a neuro when you have a concern. However if it's a reassurance to you, I take both anti-seizure meds and focus meds. 

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