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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 11/9/2005 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am new here.  i was diagnosed with epilepsy about a year ago.  I am on keppra 500 mg twice a day.  I have twin boys that are 3, and just found out I am pregnant again.  I am very excited about the pregnacy, but nervous about the meds.  My neurologist says to stay ob says there just is not enough evidence either, but says they are a class c, so shoudl be okay.  And my boys pediatrician says that he is unsure with the pregancy, but once the baby is born no breast feeding.  I was wondering if anyone is on or has been on Keppra while pregnant!  Thanks so much.  I am so confused and anxious I am having a hard time enjoying this miracle!

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 11/9/2005 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Jill-

Congratulations on the pregnancy!  You have twins?  Twins are great (I'm a twin too!).  When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, I was on mysoline and my doctor took me off that in a hurry.  It's a class D and I had at least 3 ultrasounds to make sure the baby didn't have a birth defect from the drug.  Luckily, the baby was healthy. 

Since my menses seemed to trigger my seizures in the first place, my ob and I decided not to substitute another antiseizure drug for the rest of the pregnancy and while I nursed the baby. The thought of starting a new drug while going through my first pregnany was traumatic.   If the seizures returned, I would just resume another medication.  Again, Luckily, everything went fine.  I had a close working relationship with my doctor and it made all the difference in the world.  My pediatrician was super too. 

For me, if I was on a class C at the time I found out I was pregnant, I think I definitely would have stayed on it.  It would have been less complicated and without the worries I went thru.  Bottom line... I was glad my doctors were there for me every step of the way).  Hope you have an uncomplicated pregnancy! 

Take good care of yourself,  Hugs,  Glenda :-)

complex partial seizures since 22
lamictal 200mg 2x/d
zonegran 150mg 3/d

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