birth defects???

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Registered: 05-22-2007
birth defects???
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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 8:51pm

I have epilepsy, and after talking with my dr. a bit i really dont know what to do.

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Registered: 06-06-2003
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 9:31am

it is ultimately up to you what you decide to do. if it were me I personally would stay on the meds. Yes there may be higher risk of those birth defects but i would feel that in order to keep me and baby safe the meds would be a necessity, just my opinion. gl with whatever you decide to do.

K-29 ttc#5 dh-34 dd's 8, 7, 5 ds 3 I am the proud momma of child with down syndrome
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Registered: 03-08-2011
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 11:25am

That is a huge decision for you to make and I don't envy your choice.

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Registered: 05-22-2007
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 6:39pm
I was on no meds during my last preg. but my seizures werent as bad, and I had only one at the very end of my preg @ 8months. I have no warning myself but my family often can tell by my behavior before hand. my epilepsy is not well controlled and it makes it very hard to have a normal life. As for my dr. his only advice is that for me there are equal risks and it is my choice on what I do. I really dont know what to do. if I knew I could get preg rt away I would stop taking it, because the med im on cause probs early in the preg and then start taking it if i needed to. But theres just no for sure thing and I have other kids to take care of.
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