i found some links for ya, I didn' think we could post them but we can sooo
This one talked about lamictal
this one my doc and pdoc recommended
I have a gazillion articles on BP and pregnancy...do you have access to a library database? If so, you can pull up a whopping bunch of studies.
PS-there are also great websites out there, I didn't mean to imply the web is all bad, just questionable at times.
Oh, there is also a book out by Cohen et al. titled "Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy'-it is new so about $45 Canadian, can find it at Chapters...sounds interesting, I'm just broke at the moment!
I've been eyeing your posts and am so glad to hear that there are other people who worry about the same thing. I'm still a ways from having to make "the decision", but its something that isn't far from my mind.I was just curious if you guys had ever heard anything about 'orthomolecular medicine'? I think that its based in the idea that if you suffer from a disease (ie. BP) there is something lacking in your system that can be tweaked to help restore the natural balance of chemicals. I think that much of the treatment uses naturally occuring chemicals and not the synthetic kind, and they use ultra concentrated doses that you wouldn't be able to achieve through a regular vitamin program. I had read an article (unsolicited) of one woman with BP who had the treatment and it dramatically reduced her need for prescription medication. She still used mood stabilizers but not to the same degree.
That was only one anecdotal article and I only did a small amount of digging (relatively speaking). I think that it was in the midst of one of my 'bad days' where I was resenting medication. I was just wondering if anyone had ever heard anything good or bad.