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Pregnancy And Medication ?!?!

Pregnancy And Medication ?!?!

My partner and I are hoping on falling pregnant within the year. Our situation is a little different as He is on Medication for Crones Disease
I have been told that I will have to change my medication before we do, I'm currently on 400mg Topamax (topiramate) a day
and 50mg Amitriptyline for the migraines.
He is taking Azathioprine, Asacol and Humira. I was wondering if anyone has fallen pregnant on these medications that I'm taking.. or if there was any suggestions? .. am I better to not take… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I used Lamictal while pregnant. Jacoby is a happy healthy 5yr old =)

posted over 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take Keppra and Lamictal and both my neuro and baby specialist 😉 don't see any issues.
We can fall pregnant but unfortunately have lost in saying that i was told from another neuro in Brisbane i was on the two better medications to fall pregnant. Seems like each doc is different.
Good Luck all will work out!

posted over 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I took phenobarbital during my first two and even nursed my second. Shes a wonderfully healthy 37 year old.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was on medication when I got pregnant with our younger son. But, that was over 30 year's ago! I just stayed on the medicine until I started to nurse my baby and he did not want to nurse so the doctors took me off my medicine and my baby stared to nurse and he continued to nurse for 2and 1/2 years and I did not have a single seizure the whole time that he nursd! As soon as he stopped, and I d isn't have him nursing anymore, my seizures came back within two weeks!

posted over 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

250mg am 250mg pm when I was pregnant and even it has only just been increased but I was fine and I had a couple of seizures aswell but madison was fine x

posted over 5 years ago
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