Getting pregnant epilepsy

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Avatar n tn i have epilepsy, when stressed I have seizures.
Avatar f tn The only thing that I can think of would be falling, but anyone that is pregnant has to be careful about that. Your baby will not be born with epilepsy just because you have it. Your baby will have the same odds of getting epilepsy as any other person. Go to the link that I have below and it should ease your mind a little. http://www.epilepsy.
Avatar f tn I had half my thyroid removed in 2012. I started getting seizures after that when I got pregnant with my daughter when I was about 9 weeks. Then they came about every three months. A month after my daughter was born I had a grand mal seizure. They have done an MRI, CT, EEG and still have found nothing. They put me on medication but I still don't think that it is epilepsy. I am really wondering if it has to do with my thyroid getting removed.
Avatar f tn My doctor last week sent off an urgent letter for me to see a neurologist for my medication, but I haven't heard anything and it's getting me stressed and worried.
Avatar f tn My husband of almost 6 years also has epilepsy and has no problems with ejaclation. We have only tried twice to get pregnant and we have 2 kids. First time with both kids. He is on Lamictal and Levetiracetam (2 types of meds) twice a day. He had his last seizure a year ago. I have never heard of any sexual side effects, cause we havent dealt with any, but then again he is italian so that also increases his passion, lol.
Avatar m tn the reason why i am asking is because i want to know if it is worth getting a CT/CAT scan. i dont know too much about them but i am afraid that all these attacks might be due to something in my brain. I understand that this is a post/form and that i should see a professional but im just trying to take that first step. anything is appreciated.
Avatar n tn Hello, I was diagnosed with epilepsy (JME) when i was 13. One specialist said I stood a chance outgrowing it when I was around 20 yrs old. Another said I would not...I am currently 22 and for the longest time Ive taked Depakote twice a day almost religiously. However, lately (last 6 months or so) I have barely been taking my meds at all. Ive went from taking 2 pills a day to about 1 every two days..Usually by now i would be experiencing the side effects of this e.g. tremors, seizures etc..
341190 tn?1295470725 its has all the signs of seizures.shaking-eyes rolled back-and seizures will make you lose your bladder.do you bite your tounge or jaw to? the good thing is you have a warning before you seize.the dizzy-sick feeling is your warning.so when you get your warning try to get to a safe (soft) place.are you taking meds?have you had a eeg test?that would dx you.find a good neuo and tell him your symtoms and ask for a eeg.meds can get seixures in control.
Avatar f tn I had half my thyroid removed in 2012. I started getting seizures after that when I got pregnant with my daughter when I was about 9 weeks. Then they came about every three months. A month after my daughter was born I had a grand mal seizure. They have done an MRI, CT, EEG and still have found nothing. They put me on medication but I still don't think that it is epilepsy. I am really wondering if it has to do with my thyroid getting removed.
Avatar n tn How can this be? This is the 1st post where I have found someone with choroid plexus cysts and epilepsy. So, now there are at least 2 of us. There has to be more. Help. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/296824'>complex partial seizures and choroid plexus cysts</a>.
Avatar f tn I was put in Valprid CR- 400 mg, 200mg twice a day, and the seizures stopped. As my epilepsy started at a very high age, i was told that most likely 3 yrs of continuous meds will completely finish the illness. However, a single day miss of the medicine, gave me a third seizure, which made me aware that missing the meds all together will anyways cause a seizure, and that the dosage has to be slowly reduced before completely finishing the dosage.
915119 tn?1341952589 Well I guess I can start.... I am currently pregnant with my third child. This is, however, my 4th pregnancy. My first was my daughter, which is 6 years old. My second, I miscarried, I had a very high-risk pregnancy. I was pregnant with quintuplets and I ended up miscarring at 16 and 17 weeks, about three weeks after I had a reduction done. My third pregnancy is my baby girl. She just turned 1 in October. This pregnancy was a surprise.
568343 tn?1217866260 //www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/seizure_secondgeneralized Pregnancies in patients with seizure disorders can be complicated by a variety of maternal and fetal issues. Patients can experience higher rates of seizures because of the lower serum plasma levels of their AEDs. The fetus is likely to be at increased risk for congenital abnormalities, most notably facial clefts, cardiac anomalies, and neural tube defects.
Avatar n tn NONE OF THIS IS PAINFUL (* Note - the word rush is not at all like a head rush when getting up. feels more electrical, or muscular orientated) Lately Im having the suspicion that the 'rush' feeling has a connection to my eyes, sometimes my eyes shake when one comes about. eyes are never drawn up to the skull like in a fit. This correlates with the eye flash disturbance etc.
Avatar n tn Considering that having a drink was the first thing I would do every day (even getting up in the middle of the night to have a drink), I've made a teeny bit of progress, having 6 shots Saturday, 5 shots yesterday, instead of the usual, almost a fifth. I truly don't want this in my medical record if it's at all possible to keep it out, with good reasons. If I see I just can't do it, I'll just go check myself in and let them help me go cold turkey.
Avatar n tn knows you are pregant would KNOW if you should be taking it. Hoping for you that it is okay, as getting rid of the pain is really important. Good luck to you and Congrats on the baby!
1645944 tn?1305246937 For twenty years I have been repeatedly misdiagnosed, and in and out of hospitals, even ended up on the side of the highway with my kids in the car unable to drive and had to be taken to the hospital (mid roadtrip) only to be diagnosed with confusion. So now, about three or four months ago my head got pregnant, or so it feels. I don't call it a headache, it just feels like it's about to give birth. Where is that coming from?? That's new.
221122 tn?1323014865 I recently went off of the birth control pill and I am sure my hormones have a lot to do with it. I knew the stomach would be the last to go, but it is getting bigger. I am not pregnant...lol. It also has some muscle tone, but it is under fat. AND my stomach can't be sucked in much anymore. Yesterday, I ate great and small portions. First thing this morning, I look 7 months pregnant. Anyone???
Avatar n tn I am about 14wks pregnant right now and I have a tendancy to get sick in the evenings about 3 nights a week. I notice the morning after that it almost looks as though I have black eyes from popped blood vessels all around my eyes. Has anyone else had this same problem? If so, is it just caused by the pressure from getting sick or is it a deficiency of some sort? Also, is there a way of preventing it? Thank you!
Avatar n tn Still, I know it only takes once to get pregnant. I had some pregnancy symptoms. I was tired, nausous here and there throughout the day, had food aversions and tender breasts. I started to feel better by the end of August. Just incase I took a home pregnancy test at the end of the month and it came back negative. I just attributed it to the hormone changes from stopping the birth control. Besides, I always had irregular periods.
Avatar n tn I'm about 6 weeks pregnant and at my 1st ultrasound they couldn't see the fetal pole but they could see the yolk sac. I had a little spotting yesterday, so im getting a bit anxious. I'm on a medication for epilepsy which can cause problems also. I'm not having another ultrasound for another 2 weeks so could use a bit of input from others to put my mind at ease.
6814174 tn?1385052560 Ok so I know that I am a horrible person and really don't need to be told this but my question is this, I am currently 26wks pregnant and am already planning a cesarean as I had to have one my last pregnancy. I am on day two of quitting heroin. I was never a daily user but when I did use I would smoke about a gram in 2-3 days. I know I can quit. I'm prescribed anxiety meds as well as a low dose of oxycodone currently by my OB so that has been helping me a great deal in kicking my H habit.
Avatar n tn I noticed that I was getting bigger in the belly and was making jokes about being pregnant. Other people noticed and asked me about it, that is when I got a bit concerned. I have put on at least 25 lbs. and the only place that swells is my belly.Swelling is more later in day, after food. I have started trying not to eat as it makes me so uncomfortable. My butt and thighs are the same size. I admit to being overweight,but this is getting obscene.
Avatar f tn Im epileptic and nothing was ever said to me when me and my partner started getting fertility tests about my epilepsy being a factor. I really don't think it does, but I fell pregnant soon after we were told we were going to need help to get pregnant! !
Avatar f tn then i found out i was pregnant. i knew deep down that an abortion was the best thing. We are both in are late 20's-he already as a 4 year old that he doesnt see as much as he'd like.
Avatar f tn then i found out i was pregnant. i knew deep down that an abortion was the best thing. We are both in are late 20's-he already as a 4 year old that he doesnt see as much as he'd like.
Avatar n tn If she is having seizures, she will most lkely need treatment if she gets pregnant (of course folic acid before trying to getting pregnant). Valproic acid, carbamazepine, and phenytoin are those medications associated with spinal cord defects. As a barbiturate, phenobarbital is also not a good choice for pregancy. Most patients with epilepsy have normal children.
Avatar f tn I'm 25 weeks pregnant, and I want to die. I'm just desperate right now...to not hurt my baby anymore than I already have. I've been so bad lately and it must be affecting her because she's not kicking as much. I've always wanted a family, but I never thought I'd have one. Never thought anyone would love me enough to want to have a baby with me. But it happened...and at the worst possible time. I'd just stopped snorting heroin a MONTH before I got pregnant.