I wrote the article titled “Catamenial Epilepsy – Shedding Some Light on This Rarely Discussed Condition” for the SHE IS FIERCE! Global Women’s Network a few years ago when I first became a member. I came across it today during a random search and it brought back all of the memories of my start with Catamenial Epilepsy in 2009.
There was absolutely NO information available on the subject back then, it was basically the “Dark Ages” for Catamenial Epilepsy. Wikipedia couldn’t even offer me anything (not that I consider them a reliable source, but hey at least it is something, right?)! It didn’t matter if I typed the name “Catamenial Epilepsy” into Google, Yahoo, MSN, Bing, AOL, or any other search engine in existence….every search came up empty. There were results, of course, but only one actually contained the words “Catamenial Epilepsy.” It was a collegiate article published by the Mayo Clinic for some random medical school on a completely different subject. I can’t remember the specifics of the article, but somehow Catamenial Epilepsy came up.
It may not have been an abundance of information, it definitely wasn’t even close to what we were searching for, but my family and I were still over the moon to find anything we could on the subject. So over the moon, in fact, that it inspired us to jump on a plane and visit the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in person with the hope of discovering even more beneficial advice.
The point is, here we are 8 years later and the knowledge on Catamenial Epilepsy has grown beautifully. I don’t necessarily agree with every article the search engines have to offer these days, but it is encouraging to see the growth that has taken place in such a short amount of time. Thousands of people struggle with this condition and the number of diagnoses continues to increase everyday. We need this knowledge now more than ever. You’ll find dominantly Modern Medicine based articles, those of which will satisfy a multitude of people. However, for those of you searching for a Holistic perspective on the subject of Catamenial Epilepsy, begin with the article “Catamenial Epilepsy – Shedding Some Light on This Rarely Discussed Condition” and move on to “Catamenial Epilepsy,” “Calendars & Journals: The Key To Managing Your Catamenial Epilepsy,” and “Myomin: Control Your Hormone Imbalance, Manage Your Catamenial Epilepsy” for other great insight.
Catamenial Epilepsy is a challenge, but it is not impossible. Do not give up if you’re struggling with this type of epilepsy. You CAN actually live with this condition if you know where to start. Begin your journey on the right route…the Holistic route.