Conceiving at 36 - after in from others that have...

Should we be given other choices to concieve?
Yes with caution - 0.0%
Yes with changing my meds - 0.0%
No because it's too risky - 0.0%
No we should be happy I'm ok - 0.0%
Get a sevond opinion - 0.0%
There is always away, others have been able to - 0.0%

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   Posted 4/21/2017 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi There,
I was diagnosed 5 years ago after a cluster of 40 Nocturnal Grandmal Seizures in a row and admitted for 5 days in hospital. After coming to I was also paralysed on my right side for 48 hours which was touch and go...
I have come through that now and had no seizures since (5 years) as I am medicated by Lamictal 300mg twice daily and Topomax 100mg twice daily. I do suffer from slight anxiety, panic attacks and mild depression and weight gain which is a battle in itself.
My husband and I are thinking of trying for a child but I am 36 and my Neuro has told me my risks of my age alone are higher and he doesn't really want to change my meds for us to even try.... I feel like we have been robbed of our chance to even try for a child and it has upset us so much. (I know that I need to look after myself too)
My question here is - Are they any other couples in a similar situation that have been given other options? We just feel like our chance has been taken from us without any other options been discussed and it's so frustrating...,
Thanks for reading - any feedback would be greatly appreciated - lots of loveā™„

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 4/21/2017 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello & welcome to Healing Well. I happened to see your post & wanted to say hello. I did a search here at the forum & did not find any posts relating to this. I found 1 post 9 years old that cautioned a lady that she needed to speak with her neurologist simply because the medications could harm the unborn child & breast feeding would be another big issue.

I am sorry that you are in this situation, it stinks when we are dictated by our medical issues. The two things your dr discussed with you are both valid points from a medical standpoint.

Take care.

PS: I went ahead & deleted your original post since this one is a duplicate.
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