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Should I stop taking my seizure medications during pregnancy?

Should I stop taking my seizure medications during pregnancy?

Very bad idea: Sudden stopping seizure medications may bring on serious and repetitive seizures. Do not stop your medicines. Take folate (folic acid) and discuss with your doctor the safe use of lowest effective doses. The first trimester is most critical. Good exams including ultrasounds can monitor the well being of the fetus. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am scared of having a seizure during pregnancy, what are the chances if normal levels of anticonvulsant?

I am scared of having a seizure during pregnancy, what are the chances if normal levels of anticonvulsant?

Med levels: Have your neurologist do levels to prevent the seizures. This minimizes the risk. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect seizure disorders?

Seizure pregnancy: Pregnancy increases weight and liquids and dilute seizure meds, thus trigger seizures. Need regular check of blood levels of meds. Change in protein content in blood also contributes to altered levels of med in blood. Increased liquid pressures in brain can alter state of control of seizure also. If you had no sz for a long time, you may have a chance to go free during pregnancy. Good luck +++++. ...Read more

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What could cause seizures in my pregnancy?

What could cause seizures in my pregnancy?

High blood pressure: Is one cause that can make a pregnant woman seize, it is called eclampsia and is cured by delivery of the baby. ...Read more

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Can seizures in pregnancy be prevented?

Yes for sure: See your doctor to discuss available options. There are lots of medications that can prevent seizures in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could I have possibly epilepy or some other seizure disorder if one convulsion in pregnancy?

Depends: If the convulsion was a result of toxemia or eclampsia ( high blood pressure of pregnancy) then it is not likely that you have epilepsy. If you have had a spontaneous convulsion you will need to be evaluated by a neurologist in order to find the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is an unplanned pregnancy bad for an epileptic? Its controlled with Keppra (levetiracetam) and havnt had a seizure for about 4 yrs.

Is an unplanned pregnancy bad for an epileptic? Its controlled with Keppra (levetiracetam) and havnt had a seizure for about 4 yrs.

Not necessarily : Lots of epileptics become pregnant and have healthy children. That being said, you should see an obstetrician during your pregnancy. Most likely, your doctor will have you see your neurologist for evaluation also. I'd recommend starting on folic acid 1mg a day. Also, schedule an appointment with your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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What do I do whenmy daughter is 2or three weeks pregnant and has been on Zoloft for 2yrs is there anything i can give her for her depression since i quit giviig her the zoloft?She has stress induced seizures, thats how we found out about the pregnancy las

What do I do whenmy daughter is 2or three weeks pregnant and has been on Zoloft for 2yrs is there anything i can give her for her depression since i quit giviig her the zoloft?She has stress induced seizures, thats how we found out about the pregnancy las

Hello. : Hello. Zoloft (sertraline) should not be stopped cold turkey - this can lead to discontinuation symptoms. Please talk to the doctor that is prescribing her the zoloft (sertraline). If the zoloft (sertraline) is stopped, it should be tapered under medical supervision. Some people who have been abruptly taken off zoloft (sertraline) have had seizures. Usually the psychiatrist, the obstetrician and the patient weigh the risks of not taking the medication vs the risks to the fetus. Many women continue to take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?

Ans: Still many possibilities. Did you have blood cultures drawn. The seizures are most concerning you also need a scan. Keep on it and see your doctor until he has a diagnosis for you. Also have you travelled? Camping? So much has to be checked ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more