lamictal+tegretol for epilepsy and pregnancy on age of 37
hi.i am37 years old.from 14 years old i started to have first sizer.(maybe cause was fell down of bicycle and to be so naughty child).no one had szr in my family before.
i tried many types of drugs recommended by my dr. for my epilepsy.
but even by drugs seizure happens to me from time to time ,approximately every 3 month (or every 6 months)and specially in my period time it occurs.but it is about 1 year i kept myself out of stress (take rest at home,no work outside)and about 1 year no seizure.
(explaining no work cause no concentration and loss of memory!)
at the meanwhile i am taking 400mg lamictal plus 600mg phenitoen per day.(one week ago talking to my dr.,he recommended to replace phenitoin with tegretol). would you please let me know with this dose of medicine daily and with considering of my age 37 ,can i be pregnant?
what will be the risks for me and baby?
if during pregnancy szr comes ,what will happen?
i would be appreciated of your detailed description and reply to my questions as i do need your recommendation.tnx in advance.
I am not exactly sure what you are asking. Are you pregnant now? Wondering if you can get pregnant?
I wanted to let you know that there are no doctors on this forum - we are just women over 35 who are pregnant or are trying to conceive. There is an "ask the experts" section of the site, where you can ask your question to a doctor. There is a fee, but many women have gotten great feedback there.
I can tell you that you pregnancy when you have epilepsy is possible, but you need to be followed very carefully by your doctors, and you need to discuss all of the treatment options, such as medication. Most doctors advise staying on medications as having a seizure when pregnant can decrease oxygen to the baby. There is a small increased rate of seizure in pregnancy, likely related to hormonal and metabolic changes. Again, I am not a medical doctor - I am only a neuropsychologist (and I mainly work with children) and this is information I have learned from neurologists I work with. You really need to consult with your neurologist and gynecologist. Good luck.
Dear nola0805,i do appreciate for your answer and giving your time to me.i am not pregnant yet. i am wondering if i can be prgnt. in 5-6 months later or obliged to forget to be a mother forever (which is so sad for me,).i am new member on this site i will check i will check that section you mentioned.as u said ,i do need dr. comments on this regard,tnx again
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.