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Should I stop taking my seizure medications during pregnancy?

Should I stop taking my seizure medications during pregnancy?

Talk to your doc: Seizure disorders are serious medical problems; never discontinue a medication without first consulting your doctor. Some seizure medications carry risks during pregnancy, so it is important to discuss pregnancy and your medications before becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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?

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, that's 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, that's 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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Stopped taking birthcontrol 3 mons ago. No period for about 7weeks. Red/pink spotting for three days. Had a seizure a month ago. Neg pregnancy test3wksago?

Stopped taking birthcontrol 3 mons ago. No period for about 7weeks. Red/pink spotting for three days. Had a seizure a month ago. Neg pregnancy test3wksago?

Birth control: Spotting has something to do with birth control withdrawal but seizure is a separate entity and needs to be investigated further. After birth control use, it takes some time for body to ovulate. So not surprised by negative pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I need advice on my pregnancy. It's very high risk. I have a 1 and a half year old who was delivered via c section. My husbands side of the family has twins that run in his family. So, that's in question. I do also have seizures. They neurological, but no

I need advice on my pregnancy. It's very high risk. I have a 1 and a half year old who was delivered via c section. My husbands side of the family has twins that run in his family. So, that's in question. I do also have seizures. They neurological, but no

Your? Was cut off: If you are on anti-epileptic drugs (AED's), ask your OB about referral to a perinatologist or fetal-maternal medicine specialist. Ask your neurologist about potential effects of your AED on fetal development. The doctors will discuss risks of maternal seizures to a fetus bs. Risks of specific AED's. Tell them all meds, vitamins, herbs & supplements you take. Make informed decisions. ...Read more

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No period for two months. Neg pregnancy test had light brown/pink spotting and cramps. Had a fever followed by a seizure last month. Couldi be pregnant?

No period for two months. Neg pregnancy test had light brown/pink spotting and cramps. Had a fever followed by a seizure last month. Couldi be pregnant?

Pregnant?: Go and get a test kit from your friendly pharmacist and check a first voided morning urine. If it is negative you should go and be seen by a gynecologist to find out what is causing your symptoms. ...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

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Hello doctor chadi my son had lack of oxygene during birth what might have caused this problem it can be the anesthesia inhad a very normal pregnancy he weighted 3 kilos?? He lived for 8 month than passed away due to epileptical seisures and west syndrom

Hello doctor chadi my son had lack of oxygene during birth what might have caused this problem it can be the anesthesia inhad a very normal pregnancy he weighted 3 kilos?? He lived for 8 month than passed away due to epileptical seisures and west syndrom

Closure: I am sorry for your loss. You should see the doctor who took care of your child and find out for your own benefit as to what really happened and the reason for his sad demise. It should be made very clear to you as to what could have been the reason for his passing away. Otherwise you will keep looking for causes and what could have been done to help him. ...Read more

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Third trimester pregnancy. Having sezure wil cause harm baby?

Third trimester pregnancy. Having sezure wil cause harm baby?

Depends on variables: The seizure does not effect baby directly but could do so indirectly. If the seizure affected the mom's blood oxygen content by dropping it for an extended period it could impair babies blood oxygen any other metabolic change could also be transferred, but such would require a prolonged event. Seizures that are brief and or do not impair mom's breathing seldome produce any problems. ...Read more

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I'm just starting out on keppra for my epileptic seizures. Does it interfere with yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) being effective in preventing pregnancies?

I'm just starting out on keppra for my epileptic seizures. Does it interfere with yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) being effective in preventing pregnancies?

No.: Keppra is metabolized by the kidneys, whereas yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (and most oral contraceptive pills) are metabolized by the liver. Keppra is one of the best choices for seizure treatment in anyone taking other medications because it has a lower likelihood of drug interactions. ...Read more

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Can you have vasovagal syncope and seizure disorder?

Can you have vasovagal syncope and seizure disorder?

Yes: You can have both. Work with your neurologist to determine which one is the symptomatic cause. ...Read more

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Had blood drawn on tuesday and had a vasovagal seizure after it. 2 days later have red zits on face and sore throat. Why?

Had blood drawn on tuesday and had a vasovagal seizure after it. 2 days later have red zits on face and sore throat. Why?

Vasovagal: It's really very common for folks to have a vasovagal spell with blood drawing. This is a reflex and not indicative of disease. The zits and sore throat are separate issues. Viral syndrome? (have you had measles?). ...Read more

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What is the risk of having a vasovagal reaction during pregnancy and birth? How can one mitigate the risks?

What is the risk of having a vasovagal reaction during pregnancy and birth? How can one mitigate the risks?

Probably more: Vaso vagal syncope is usually triggered by a drop in BP due to reduce venous return. Thus it can occur with prolonged standing which during pregnancy can be worse because of the growing uterus, During birth there is sudden loss of fluid. Prevention include avoiding standing for long periods and hydration ...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


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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more