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Epilepsy and Pregnancy

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 22:11
Hi everyone, Some background: -I have no family history of seizures -I had seizures about six times for a span of about four months and was put on Keppra and Vimpat. -I was 29 when they started and ended and the EEG showed that there is irritability on the left temporal lobe -it started for an unknown reason -I am currently taking 200 mg of Vimpat only now -it will be five years since my last seizure in October of this year. I am planning for pregnancy and I wanted to know if anyone has been on this medication during their pregnancy. -Have you experienced anything before, during and after the pregnancy? -Have there been any signs with your child? Any long-term issues? -Did you breastfeed after the birth? I’m just scared since Vimpat seems relatively new when compared to other epilepsy medication and I just don’t want to harm the baby. Thank you for sharing.

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