I just had a tonic-clonic seizure last week, and I am 7 months pregnant. I'm 30 years old, have 2 toddlers at home already, and I was on topamax until I found out unexpectedly I was pregnant, so I had to stop the meds. I guess it is less of a risk now to be back on the medication, so I am taking 100 mg of topamax 2x a day along with lots of folic acid. I still get jerking and twitching does anyone else get that? My tonic-clonic seizures didn't start until a year ago for no reason. My dad has them and we don't know why. I just never expected to have them. My sister hasn't had any issues. Anyway, I was pre-eclamptic with my first child, and now my blood pressure is starting to rise. 20 points higher at my last appointment, but still in the normal range since I have really low BP normally. I'm worried that I will have the same problem with this child.
My husband took me into labor and delivery after I had my seizure last week, they told us to do that if it happened. Plus I had fallen off the bed. (Luckily I had left my giant pregnancy body pillow on the floor and I guess I fell on that?) In labor and delivery my neurologist said the baby seemed fine, but I may need to watch for something called eclampsia? Does anyone know what that really is? I've looked it up online and most everything seems to be a horror story of seizures, coma, death, etc. I think if it were really that serious there would be better information online about it, and my doctor would have really talked to me about it, since he is a doctor and a friend seeing as I knew him before he finished med school and he is friends with both me and my sister. What information am I missing? Something just doesn't seem to add up.
Help please, or just comfort.
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