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Epilepsy And Pregnancy

Epilepsy And Pregnancy

I am 15 weeks pregnant and I have started having clonic seizures, I only usually have absences. Will they affect the baby? I feel lost at the minute not even seen a midwife apart from my booking in appointment and my epilepsy nurse isn't returning my calls

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member NO NO NO! Never self medicate. Where in the world are you? Maybe we can find a way so you get the best help. Also what drugs are you currently taking? Pending on the drug you definitely wouldn't want to increase cause they can be dangerous.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I agree! Don't self medicate but usually that is what doctors will do with meds that were controlling seizures before. I had 3 pregnancies and I have epilepsy. No seizures w the first 2 (no problems) and had many during the 3rd and he now has seizures. My neurologist told me on my first pregnancy to worry more re about having the seizures than the affects for the medication. Please make it a priority to find a neurologist! Ask your OB/gyn. God bless and take care!

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had several clonic tonic seizures while pregnant. My specialist said not to worry the baby is cushioned by the womb and amniotic fluid. It's very well protected. That being said. My dr upped my meds because he said 'your body is working overtime and so hard it's flushing most of the meds out of my system and I'm not getting enough.' So pls pls pls go see your specialist.

Also congratulations x

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

keeping you in prayers

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Never ever self medicate. Talk to your obstetrician. If they have problems they can communicate with neurologist. The outcome that everyone wants is a healthy Bub and a healthy Mummy 👼👼🍼🍼

posted over 4 years ago
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