Hey all,

my name is carla and I am 22 years old and I have had epilepsy since I was 14.

I am 6 weeks pregnant with my second child... I accidently got pregnant while on 1000mg epilum and 600mg tegretol cr... So the doctor told me to go right down to 200mg tegretol. So I did, and I had 2 seizures in a row last week and am scared to death that it has hurt my baby!

2 questions...
Has anyone ever fallen pregnant on epilum and tegretol? If so, was ur baby alright?
And has anyone ever had a grand mal seizure in the early stages of pregancy?

I am really scared that my baby is hurt and I am also scared that I am going to keep fitting. If anyone has any comments at all I would really appreciate a reply... I can't stop stressing about it!!!
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replied March 17th, 2007
Hi, My Wife Have Epilepsy And Shes Pregnant

my wife in her 12 week she's on Lamictal 850 mg/day.

she have every week at least 1 siezure that takes ~1min, from what i heared its not hurt the baby, uless you fall on your stomach.

we are going to insert Frizum with Lamictal after the end of the 12 week,

dont worry, you need to take 5mg folic asid, and eat a lot of good food

good luck.
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replied April 30th, 2007
I Have Epilepsy And Have a 5 Month Old Little Girl

My name is Misty, I am 20 years old and have had epilepsy since I was 14 also.

I now have a 5 month old baby. When I found out I was pregnant I was taking 5 500mg Keppra a day and my doctor had switched me to Phenobarbital (not sure if I spelt that right) but he said that its the only known seizure medication that does not harm the baby.
When I got pregnant I was seizure free for a little over a year and would have still been seizure free if my pharmacy didnt run out of the 20mg tablets that I was taking Evil or Very Mad

Well, I hope this helps. congrats and good luck!
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replied August 9th, 2007
Hey Carla,

I'm new to this forum. I got pregnant on Tegretol and my baby is fine she is 19 months of age Smile . No I didn't have any grand mal seizures while pregnant. The specialist I was under said that tegretol is one of the safest drugs to be on whilst pregnant. I took folate in big doses eg.3-5mg and then in the last month Vitamin K.

Hope this helps
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