About half of women with epilepsy say that they have more seizures around the time of there menstruation(Period), especially just before it. Humm this situation is so common that there's a name for it: catamenial (KAT-uh-MEEN-ee-ul) epilepsy. These seizures can be hard to control. Don't be embarrased to talk to your neurologist about them. The neurologist might suggest that you take a slightly highter dose of your seizure medicine at thistime of month, or that you add another medicine. You can also help yourself to have fewer seizures at these times by being careful to get enough sleep and avoiding things like alcohol or too much stress.