Seizure disorders during pregnancy

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Avatar n tn Hi! Epilepsy and pregnancy are a difficult combination! Your wife is lucky to have a supportive spouse to help her through. I'm glad to know that you notified her doctors right away--that is definitely the right thing to do! Sometimes the dosage requirements for seizure medications changes during pregnancy, and most doctors are usually walking the tight rope of trying to keep the dosage as low as possible while also keeping the seizure activity to a minimum.
Avatar n tn -How old is she now? -is there any history of seizure disorders or congenital anomalies in the family? -are there any remarkable circumstances surrounding her birth i.e. premature rupture of membrane -any recent infections,head injuries ? -how is your niece's level of development? Are her motor and social skills at par with others of her age? -any muscular spasms or loss of consciousness associated with the episodes?
Avatar n tn I'm a 60 year old men, in excellent health, except for experiencing tremors during sleep that wake me up and have difficulty going back to sleep. As I start to fall sleep again, I feel these "rumbleling" (tremors) around my upper body. I immediately wake up again. These tremors last for about 10-15 seconds after I wake up. The first time I experienced this condition was exactly two years ago. It lasted for about four days and it simply went away.
Avatar n tn But it does make me feel very guilty and scared. During my pregnancy with my little daughter here, I took Ativan during the second trimester (when it's "safest") and Doxepin at various times. Actually, I seem to recall that before I realized I was pregnant I'd taken Ativan, so that was about as early as now. The studies are conflicting, I pray everything is okay for all of us and our babies.
Avatar f tn But there are plenty of reasons why babies can be born addicted to RX drugs and still be sent home with mom. Medications for seizure disorders, chronic pain etc can all cause problems in the newborn. In my experience communication is the key. Most social workers want children to stay with their parents and they'll work with you to find a way to make it happen.
Avatar n tn This is by no means diagnostic of epilepsy, although it should be noted that patients with seizure disorders tend to have a high incidence of comorbid psychiatric and behavioral problems. What does this mean for you? I don't mean to alarm you but I think it is important for you to be informed of what this could be. My advice would be to seek out a pediatric neurologist or epileptologist (a neurologist that specializes in seizure) who can better evaluate your son.
Avatar n tn I also read research that states that a mother‘s defficient thyroid function during the pregnancy can influence the neurological development of the fetus. I suspect that in my case my low thyroid function may possibly have had a significant influence on my sons neurological immaturity and their manifestation of ADHD symptoms. But this is something I still need to research a little further.
568343 tn?1217866260 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 f tn In many women the first episode of seizure occurs during pregnancy, so it is not uncommon. I would suggest you to consult a neurologist and take regular treatment for your seizures, it will help in controlling them to a large extent. Keep us posted!
1098760 tn?1266451497 Epilepsy And Seizure Disorders * Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that makes people prone to seizures. A seizure is a change in sensation, awareness, or behavior brought about by a brief electrical disturbance in the brain. * There are many different types of epilepsy with different causes; there are also many different types of seizures (see below). Those affected may have one or more types of seizures, which may vary in severity and frequency.
Avatar f tn Acetazolamide is a medication is used for certain seizure disorders, glaucoma or altitude sickness. This drug may cause dizziness and lightheadedness especially during the first few days as your body adjusts to it. Rise slowly from a seated or lying position. Blurred vision, loss of appetite, itching, stomach upset, headache and weakness may also occur. If these symptoms worsen then you need to inform your doctor.
Avatar n tn Persons 50 years of age Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities that house persons of any age with chronic medical conditions Adults and children with chronic disorders of the pulmonary or cardiovascular systems, including asthma Adults and children who have required regular medical follow-up or hospitalization during the preceding year because of chronic metabolic diseases (including diabetes mellitus), renal dysfunction, hemoglobinopathies, or immunosuppression (includin
626605 tn?1302524071 Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.
990354 tn?1307136486 Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.
Avatar n tn Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.
Avatar m tn Drugs are being developed to reduce the level of this substance. Migraines During Pregnancy And Menstruation In general, women who have menstrual migraine (attacks with menstruation or with the onset of menarche), do not have migraine attacks when they are pregnant. Yet, some unfortunate women will continue to have attacks during pregnancy.
Avatar n tn Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.
Avatar n tn Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.
Avatar m tn Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.
Avatar f tn Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.
1337425 tn?1278177587 Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.
Avatar n tn Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.
Avatar f tn It doesn’t stop until I’m asleep and doesn’t happen when I wake up; it progressively gets worse during the day. The only things I can find online for convulsions are seizures, but I’m totally conscious for everything and I don’t think it is epilepsy. I don’t know why this is happening, the only thing that’s changed in the past couple of weeks is that I had an ectopic pregnancy and got an injection of MTX, but I don’t think that is responsible (I don’t really know, though).
Avatar f tn d/c Depakote and Keppra added. Meds making Trinity floppy, sedated. Had two episodes of staring seizure. Readmitted to hospital, CT brain, nothing seen. Meds adjusted, 2nd EEG videotaped with slow wave and peak, and during sleep. Neuro giving Lennox Gastaut Syndrome as dx. Meds increased, still 30 seizures a day when awake. Still wakes every 2 hours. Rolling, cannot pull herself up to sit, but can sit unassisted for 5 minutes, but will fall if not lowered to ground.
Avatar f tn Do not use EPO during the two-week wait after ovulation, or during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Do not use if prone to seizures or if taking anti-epileptic/anti-seizure medications.
Avatar f tn So a good working relationship with your doctor will be very helpful. Seizure disorders can fade with time, but often they don't. A thorough neurological workup, likely including brain imaging, may help find any underlying issues involved, which in turn will help with treatment. Good luck with the neurologist appt.
3166043 tn?1514263618 ECT is more commonly used if you are med resistant, suicidal and can't wait for a medication to start working, pregnant and not wanting to take meds during the pregnancy. I started this round of ECT in July 2011. For the initial treatment I had 3 treatments a week for 3 weeks. Then I went on maintenance, once a week, then every other week, extending the time between treatments until at once every four weeks, which I am at now.
6814174 tn?1385052560 Pregnancy Risks Data from several sources raise concerns about the use of Klonopin during pregnancy. Animal Findings In three studies in which Klonopin was administered orally to pregnant rabbits at doses of 0.2, 1, 5 or 10 mg/kg/day (low dose approximately 0.
Avatar n tn I can say that these spell activities were worse as a child, around age 12 or so, during my pregnancy at 18, and during birth control pill changes, high stress, lack of sleep, and of course, recently. I have been on 1500 mg of Keppra in the a.m. and p.m. and now have just been prescribed Zonagran with a referall to a university hospital for further testing. I have also had testing EEGs, MRI, CAT scans etc that were negative as far as I know.
Avatar m tn Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.