Neurologist today

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Jemma_x, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Jemma_x

    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

    Jun 11, 2008
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    Going to see my neurologist today to discuss about whether were going to change my epilepsy tablets, lower the dose or take me off them completley.
    When i last saw him he said it is safe to come off them completely because aslong as i eat healthy and take folic acid and dont do anything to bring on a seizure i should be ok. But im worried that if i come off them that if i have a seizure i could hurt myself and bubs, so confused and really dont know what to do.

    Anyone been in this type of situation before??
  2. Cariad_bach

    Cariad_bach mum to 2 boys and 2 girls

    Oct 6, 2008
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    Sorry hun i dont know anything about it, just wanted to say i hope all goes well xxxx
  3. dippy dee

    dippy dee Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2008
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    Hi hun as you know i stopped mine when i found out i was having lo and up untill 2 weeks ago i was seizure free, will speak to you later on msn, but i got my appointment with neurologist on wednesday x
  4. cybermum

    cybermum MUM TO 2 BOYS.

    Sep 25, 2008
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    Hi hun,
    I have grand mal epilepsy and my neurologist had this conversation with me when I was having my boys.
    I made the choice to come off them prior to pregnancy.
    We weighed it up considering I am not severe with the seizures.
    I can have one a year maximum,though they are the dangerous ones where I just keel over without warning.

    I never had a seizure during pregnancy and my neurologist said some women find that they improve during pregnancy.

    So like me you will likely be consultant led and classed 'high risk'?
    I had a c-section with first baby because they weren't sure if I could go through hours of labour,being very tired triggers a seizure for me.
    But second baby I had normal delivery with lots of care in case I needed to go for section if it got too much.

    Its worrying I know but I had no problems at all in pregnancy with my epilepsy.
    I normally take sodium valporate .

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