Hello. This is my first time on this site. I have been trying to find information on becoming pregnant and how this works with medication. I was diagnosed with a seizure disorder last July. I tried a few different meds and have continued with Lamictal. After reading some of your stories I feel lucky for only having 1 seizure maybe every 6 months. For those of you who have had children, were you concerned that there would be birth defects or if it would trigger seizures? I have a two year old son and had no complications with him. Is it safe for you and the baby, or is it taking too big of a risk for both of you?
Once I was diagnosed I tried to think back if I had any other seizures before. I know this is going to sound crazy but the only times I could trace seizures to is when there was self inflicted pain (e.g. belly button pierced) or when there was sight of blood, which only happened once. These happened over the course of maybe 6 years and I can recall maybe 4 possible seizures. Has anyone experienced this? And for some reason the neuros I have seen cannot seem to tell me if I have epilepsy, does anyone know if this is considered epilepsy? My EEG was abnormal, but can a seizure disorder potentially get worse?