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Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:34 PM   1
angel2011
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Epilepsy and Pregnancy


Hi,
My husband and I want to start to conceive soon. I have epilepsy and was wondering if anyone could give us some advice. I take 500mg of Lamictal and 500mg of Keppra per day. Is it safe to continue this dosage whilst pregnant? What are the risks? I understand that there is an increased risk of babies being born with deformities. Does anybody have experience of any of this?



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Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 13:39 PM   2
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I'd speak to your GP or a specialist epilepsy nurse.. best get the professionals advice
good luck
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Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 13:51 PM   3
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i have no idea about this but wanted to say good luck with it



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 21:47 PM   4
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good luck with this. I also have seizures, and I had two healthy children, but I went without medication. so I am not much help. I hope you get to talk to a doctor soon, or someone has some advise for you. :hug



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2011, 12:56 PM   5
angel2011
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Thank you all for your comments. We will speak to our GP asap. I'll keep you all posted.
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Old Jan 24th, 2011, 13:30 PM   6
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I hope it all goes ok for you at the GPs! Not much advice I can offer but my mum had epilepsy and had several seizures after me and my sister where born and still managed to do a great job, so as mentioned above, it can be done! Good luck.



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Old Jan 24th, 2011, 13:42 PM   7
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You might want to consider making an appointment with a pregnancy specialist. I'm actually going to a perintologist on Thursday to go over my medical history because of some issues I've had in the past just to make sure that I won't be high risk. Perintologists are high risk pregnancy doctors.



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2011, 10:47 AM   8
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Many anti-convulsants are actually teratogenic (can cause birth defects) so make sure you get referred to a geneticist or perinatologist! There are safe anti-convulsants too. I know many women with seizures on meds who went on to have healthy babies, good luck!



 
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