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i would like to start trying to get pregnant soon, but have heard many different opinions on concieving and being pregnant on epilim. Does anyone have facts on the effects of being prognant on epilim or even the suitable miligram level to be on??

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replied February 19th, 2009
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Current medical status: Seizure free for over a year. provoked by lack of sleep, medication and light sensitivity.
Current medical treatment: epilim 500mg x2 day lamictal 50mg x2 day

Epilim (sodium valproat) belongs to pregnancy category D which means that there is a positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans. Epilim used in pregnancy can cause a range of problems in children, including autism, learning and social difficulties, ADHD, spinal stenosis, facial abnormalities, vision defects, dyslexia, dyspraxia, delayed speech, and motor development.

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