Epilepsy

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    LeaMerre
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    I just thought I’d let everyone on here know, I am epileptic, took a high dose of lamictal throughout the entire pregnancy and gave birth valentine’s day to a happy healthy little boy. I was so relieved that the meds. didn’t effect my little man and my pregnancy went very well. Keep a positive attitude and listen to your dr. about your meds. Have your neurologist and OB work together during your pregnancy for the best success. Good luck everyone!

    #6928626

    Jamiee
    Member

    My 21 month old has had seizures starting when he was 7 months old. He was just diagnosed as epileptic and will be put on a daily medication. Prior to that he will be getting an MRI, bloodwork and development tests. Then he will get regular EEGs for as long as he is on the medication.

    #6928627

    I have had small seizures for as long as I can remember, I just did not know what they were.(like little day dreams) When I was 3 months with my first child they went in to grand mall. I was sooo scared. My doctor put me on topamax. I fared for my son that it would affect him in a bad way. He was born perfect, 8lb 7oz 22in. he is now 6 and still perfect. I am pregnant with my second child. I took tegretol for a year till I found out I was pregnant. My doctor changed my meds to lamictal once a day and folic acid. So far it is controlling my seizures well. I hope you have perfect, healthy babies and all of your pregnancies are seizure free!

    #6928628

    I just want to warn you if you take lamictal and are pregnant you need to increase you dose at you gain weight. I took a trip to another state for the holidays had a seizure because there was not enough med in my blood. I paid out of pocket to see a neurologist and he doubled my meds, it still took days for it to work its way into my system. I have one more grandmal and lots of petite seizures hade it stay at my brothers house almost the whole trip I did not want to freak out my whole family. So if you are pregnant and on lamictal keep up with your neurologist so he can make sure you have the correct amount in your blood!!

    #6928629

    Mmfisher- the lack of oxygen during a seizure is more dangerous than the meds you get put on during pregnancy. not to mention med induced birth defects happen in the first 3 weeks of pregnancy before you even know your pregnant like spine bifida. So stopping your meds will not lower your chance of birth defects only increase the chance of oxygen deprivation during a seizure.

    #6928630

    kimmijohn
    Member

    I have absense seizures, hormonally enduced. I am currently 7 wks 4 days pregnant and noticed that my seizure activity just slowly started kicking in around week 6 and now it’s getting worse. Has anyone else gone through this and if so what was your outcome? My neuro is upping my meds so I hope it will help but I can’t take my abortive pills (Ativan) b/c it’s a Class D pill. The birth defects are way too bad and I’m not going to do it until MAYBE week 12 or so (after more has developed). Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    #6928631

    i-am-pregnant
    Keymaster

    i have had seizuers all my life i’m now 33 years old and i’m pregnant with my 6th child it sucks,but i have learned to deal with it i have never taken meds while pregnant i want do that to my baby i know what it dose to my body i can only imagen what it will do to my baby.

    #6928632

    kimmijohn
    Member

    I take Topamax and it seems to be doing a pretty good job. I still have a few petit mal seizures every now and then but for the most part they are controlled. My neuro said it’s worse to have a seizure than to take meds so I’m taking the meds. I’ve also registered w/the pregnancy registry so they can research the effect of my medicine and the baby. If you are pregnant you should DEFINITELY register to help the docs learn more about what our meds are doing and they can give more information to pregnant women out there. If you want information just send me a message! 🙂

    #6928633

    marine32
    Member

    Hi! I’m 15wk 2 days pregnant with my 3rd baby and I’m currently on both Keppra and Lamictal. I was on both while pregnant with my other 2 and both are beautiful and healthy! I’ve had epilepsy for about 14 years now but have been seizure free for 7 1/2 years, and was so scared of taking the meds being pregnant but Lamictal and Keppra are the safest meds to be on. Good luck to all of you! 🙂

    #6928634

    march092010
    Member

    Anyone on Lamictal and going through bouts of depression? Ive only been on it about a week now (I was on it a year pre-pregnancy) but I also have ‘mental issues’ I wrote a blog about it for further details, but anyways the last 3 days of my life I just can’t seem to keep a smile on my face, everything makes me wanna curl up in a dark corner and I’m not sure if the lamictal has anything to do with it. Anyone else going through this? Im 34 weeks.

    #6928635

    i-am-pregnant
    Keymaster

    I had a seizure last night and have not felt any baby movements i am 17 weeks pregnant should i be concerned?

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