Anti seizure medications and pregnancy

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Avatar m tn Hi there, i had a brain injury in feb and havent had any seizures yet but i was told in order to get back to driving/work etc i might have to take an anti-seizure medication. What medications are there? And i was told by someone else that they will slow down my recovery. because they are stimulants? in what way would they slow it down?
Avatar n tn I am concerned about the effects on the fetus while taking anti-seizure medications...I am currently on 3000mg daily of Keppra, and 150mg daily of Lamictal...I am told that these medications fall in the "Class C" drug classification...I was curious if you could offer advise, offhand, regarding the risk of these medications w/ pregnancy.
Avatar f tn Having mania with anti-seizure medications again. Neuro switched me to Depakote 500 (250 am/250pm that is non extended release). Rx valium for flying.
1559533 tn?1308948561 Yes, anti-seizure medications (Tegretol, Gabapentin, Lyrica, etc) are used to treat neuropathic pain (things like Trigeminal Neuralgia or Dysthesias.) They can also be used to treat seizure disorders. They did not seem to effect my diagnosis. They did not effect my neuro exams, MRI, VEP, LP, etc.
Avatar f tn The most routine medications for seizures are Phenobarbitol and Potassium Bromide, with valium being used in the acute phase. Many human seizure medications (such as Dilantin) can cause liver toxicity in dogs and should be avoided. There are also valuable holistic medications for seizures, but again it depends on the dogs response.
Avatar n tn For the seizures I take trileptal, and keppra. The seizure meds make me very tired, and makes the thinking, and memory problems I have worse. If I dont take them the aricept, and namenda seemed to work better. Is it nessasary to take all of these drugs, even though it seems the seizure meds void the memory meds? Are people w/ tbi, more sensitive to the effects of medicine? Is there anything I can do to make the side effects less severe? Thanks for ant infomation.
Avatar f tn I am also on an anti-seizure medication. I recently read somewhere that when your taking an anti-seizure medication, while on birth contol, it make's your birth control not work. I was wondering if this was true or not as I think I am pregnant. Please help me...
941305 tn?1245285819 I have read other women write that they think their seizures were caused by their increased hormone load during pregnancy. Has your family member's doctor ruled out ALL anti-seizure medications? I know, for example, that Keppra is class C, but it is sometimes used during pregnancy if they feel the benefits outweigh the risks.
Avatar f tn Evening primrose oil may lower the seizure threshold and use is contraindicated in patients with seizure disorders, schizophrenia, or individuals receiving anti-seizure or anti-psychotic medications. Therefore, before using this herbal supplement for hair loss I would consult your doctor to see if it is appropriate or if they can recommend something else due to you taking Seroquel (which is classified as an anti-psychotic agent).
Avatar n tn There are also 2 newer medications that are being used to treat ET, which are Neurontin and Topamax (that are also anti-seizure medications). There has also been some moderate sucess with Botox injections and even brain surgery (deep brain stimulation) for medical refractory cases. Deep brain stimulation seems to work better on limb tremors that head tremors. I would recommend that you take the Inderal (propanolol) daily and if needed add primidone.
Avatar f tn I am on the following medications, and I'll tell ya why... Abilify This is my mood stabilizer for Bipolar disorder, as well as my anti-psychotic. Ativan I take Ativan as needed for anxiety. B6 I take 2 B6 a day to help with anxiety. Buspar This is supposed to help with anxiety, but I don't know if really does or not. Carafate I am prescribed 4 of these a day to handle my stomach ulcers. The ulcers are almost gone thanks to this medication!
Avatar f tn Hi! Lupus is an autoimmune disorder. So the cause is actually not known. Lyme's cannot cause lupus. But yes, certain medications like certain antibiotics used in Lyme's, certain anti-seizure medications, and anti-TB drug Isoniazid can cause lupus like reactions. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn If you were my patient, I would advise you that there is no medical reason to terminate the pregnancy. Anti-seizure medications, in some cases, have been linked to birth defects, but that is when the mothers took the medication in high doses throughout the pregnancy. Be sure to speak with your own doctor, but because the baby won't actually be exposed to the medication, there should be no reason for it to cause birth defects. Good luck!
Avatar n tn A number of drugs interfere with cortisol metabolism including anti-seizure medications and anti-fungal medications. Growth hormone therapy may affect cortisol replacement. The measurement of cortisol in a blood test is affected by many medications, especially estrogen which can cause the blood level to read as higher than it really is. A urine test for cortisol will not be affected by estrogen.
Avatar n tn Non-epileptic seizures (for which anti-seizure medications have no benefit and EEGs are usually normal) could be co-associated with PTSD. I am not sure what you mean by the EEG abnormality, if the abnormality was epileptic then you likely have a tendency to have epileptic seizures, but you do not state this. Anti-epileptic drugs are not reccomended after one seizure, unless there is an epileptic EEG or abnormal MRI.
Avatar f tn Today she was having pre-seizure symptoms, so I gave her Lorazapam and was able to successfully stop a full-blown seizure. She is 20 and not able to tell when she is going to have a seizure. She never remembers having seizures either. I have two questions. Is it safe to stop a seizure when you know one is emminent, or is it better to let it run its course?? Also, she woke up with a headache after sleeping all day.
Avatar m tn My husband had a large atypical meningioma removed over three years ago and he is on Dilantin and Keppra. Will he have to be on anti-seizure medications for the rest of his life?
Avatar m tn But the other person got a lawyer, found out he was on anti-seizure meds, and that made it become his fault. My question...are there other things that are not a good idea for me to be doing?
Avatar f tn it is a good question i started having seizures just a couple months before i turned 30 never a sign or any indication that led up to my first g mal but ive been diagnosed with bipolar borderline personality disorder and ptsd and for my seizures ive been tested and tested to see where they might be comin from ive always have joked sayin its my mind short circuiting cause i just process way to much at one time but after readin up on my mental diagnosis im really beginning to wonder because im now
1882215 tn?1322789327 I would listen to the ob my sis-inlaw took seizure meds while pregnant with my nephew and he has anger problems and developmental problems. But she has grandmall (sp?) seizures and I'm not sure what she was on. She didn't take anything with my neice and she is healthy.
Avatar n tn The most commonly prescribed mood stabilizing drug is lithium, but some medications (such as Depakote and Tegretol, which are anti-seizure drugs, are also employed as mood stabilizers. So your doctor's practice is not at all unusual. Your doctor may well obtain periodic liver function tests. You should check with him/her about any plan for periodic blood level checks as well.