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Does anyone have experience with pregnancy while having medication-dependent epilepsy? If so, I’d really like to hear your story.

posted January 11, 2019
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I was on Keppra when I was pregnant, normal birth, strong baby. No side effects! Older now and smart. Keppra controlled my seizures before, during and after my pregnancy. It’s the only seizure med that worked for me!

posted April 2, 2019
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I was on Depakote while I was pregnant. Multiple side effects can be caused by Depakote. It was an unplanned pregnancy and my Dr and myself weighted the effects of being taken off of Depakote and risking a seizures or remain on the meds. I remained on my meds with the same dose and it actually almost seemed like it helped my seizures. I was seizure free for the length of my pregnancy. My daughter is 17 now and healthy and has no health issues from the meds. I wasn't able to breast feed but I was ok with that. She is our miracle baby i have been pregnant 2 more times and i was not able to carry the babies to full term. Epilepsy and pregnancy are so complicated because of all of the various situations for each person. You should sit down and have a serious conversation with your Dr. Your Dr can give you more information specific to your situation.

posted January 16, 2019
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Yes I have epilepsy and four kids and I wasn’t expecting to have kids and I didn’t feel good and I found out i was pregnant and I was abused to

posted January 11, 2019 (edited)
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I have 4 grown children I was diagnosed at years old with epilepsy,it took me a moment to get use to this,I gave a Vagus Nerve Stimulator Implant

posted January 11, 2019
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hi i was on keppra and 200mg x2 and pregablin 500 x2 daily and no problems with both my children with development. i fitted once though first pregnancy and twice though the other, but then again i am a lab rat that has no warning or triggers. my 4yr old is my carer however keppra is a good drug just depressive in general apparently however the alternative is bravaital but no studies with pregnancy . im now on zonisaminde is good and i breast fed with this and also good

posted April 28, 2019

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