Hello, my name's Erica and i've had Epilepsy since I was 11...I will be 32 this year. I've been on Depakote ever since, now on the generic form. I recently got married and we want to try and have a baby. My neurologist has told me there's really no safe anti-seizure medicine I can take, I've had 5 seizures in 20 years, all the ones except for the very first one happened when I stopped taking my medicine.
I'm scheduled for a sleep deprived EEG this Thursday to see if theres still seizure activity in my brain, hopefully there isn't... but if there is I will have to get off my meds to try and get pregnant and during pregnancy stay off them.... which also means I can't drive during that time (doctors orders,not by choice) I work close to home (I work @ Starbucks) and my biggest fear would be to have a seizure at work!!
I'm hoping for the best... has anyone went thru this experience? Please share or comment with any advice or anything really, I'm super nervous and scared... thanks!!