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Pregnancy And Epilepsy

Pregnancy And Epilepsy

Hi to all the ladies here. Just want to know who was still on their meds while they were pregnant?

And if so on what meds were you? Is Lamictal (Epitec) safe to drink while pregnant?

Thanks xx

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I took carbatrol and lamictal but couldn't breastfeed. Now have a smart 13 yr old daughter. I lost weight instead of gained .

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I don't know anything about the meds you are on but I went through 3 pregnancies on Tegretol without any problem. I breastfed 2 of the 3. The only thing different was that I had to go to a high risk doctor who did high risk ultrasounds to check for problems with the fetus. They checked all the chambers of the heart & measured every little thing from head circumference to length of leg bones to make sure everything was developing as it should be. Good luck to you.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My gyne says I must get off Lamictal (I am on 300mg a day) and rather use Epillim. But my neurologist said that Lamictal is safer? To get off Topamax wont be a problem, I will be able to cope without it, the gyne also said that one is bad.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was on and still am Phenobarbital. An old drug but it works for me!

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Glad to hear! 😉

posted almost 5 years ago
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