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  1. O

    [Info] All about Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    I'd like to start a thread here to share information, articles, cases, facts and studies on Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Having recently found out I have it and suffered severly from it I would really like to raise awareness on the topic. If you have/ are suffering from TLE or know of a personal...
  2. F

    Some unrelated Qs (Driving, diet, pregnancy, homeopathy)

    Hi everyone! I went for a long hike today and had some questions swimming in my mind. I have generalized absence seizures and the rare grand mal. I was diagnosed at 12 and so have never driven. I am 27 now, and through college and for some years after, living in Boston suited me well because...
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    Looking for opinions/thoughts WWYD?

    Hello- I am a lurker coming out of the shadows looking for some advise from you all :woot: A little about me- I was diagnosed when I was 11 (not positive the type of seizure) and I didnt have a full seizure again until 17. From 11-17 my Drs. tried a variety of different medicines to control...
  4. B

    Breast Feeding on AEDs

    Hi, I'm not new to CWE, but it has been some time since I have been on here. I have a question, I am 37 weeks pregnant, and have been taking AEDs (Lamictal and Topamax) most of my pregnancy (minus the first trimester), baby is 100% healthy. I am wondering if anyone knows the safety of breast...
  5. B

    Hello all! New to this site :)

    Hey everyone, This is the first online support site I have joined for my epilepsy and I've had a diagnosis for over ten years! Talk about behind in the times LOL, I stumbled upon some of the forums through Google and though this is a great way to talk to others with similar life struggles. I...
  6. H

    Did you take Valproate (Depakote or Valproic Acid) During Pregnancy?

    Did you take Valproate (Depakote or Valproic Acid) During Pregnancy? Have you thought about whether this medication may have affected your child? The Pediatric Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children is studying the effects of prenatal exposure to valproate. We are...
  7. M

    Pregnancy Help!!!!!

    I found some shocking news that I'm 7 weeks pregnant! Anyone else would be over the moon but I'm worried/scared as it was unplanned and I've been taking my normal medication and no folic acid! (I take oxcarbazepine and lamotrigine) I arranged a private scan to check all seemed normal once I...
  8. D

    Keppra, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    I am currently taking 1000mg Keppra a day and have been told it is safe for me to get pregnant and then breastfeed when the baby is born. I am excited about the prospect of having a baby but terrified of the effect the keppra might have on my baby (both birth defects and developmental delay...
  9. M

    Keppra XR side-effects

    Hello all, I'm hoping maybe some of you have some feedback for me. I'm 12 weeks pregnant and am on Lamictal XR, 300mg once a day, but am having breakthrough seizures. My dr wants to switch me to Keppra XR, instead of increasing the Lamictal. I was on regular Keppra a couple of years ago and...
  10. P

    Hello! Just joined. A little about me...

    Hi there, Hope this finds everyone well. I am 33 yrs old and was diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic Ep when I was 16. I was put on Tegretol which was no use. I had a series of Tonic Clonic seizures over the next few years - mainly sleep-deprivation related. Several of them were in different...
  11. Funny_Hat_UK

    Lamotrigine- Newly prescribed, worries about pregnancy

    Hello everyone. I'm writing on behalf of my sister, Laura; she is 25 and had her third seizure this morning. (She is okay; a bit bruised as it was on the pavement but thankfully her boyfriend was with her. She's sleeping it off). Her last two fits have been in the past two months (her first...
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    Hoping for safe & healthy pregnancy...god willing

    I don't know if this is the place to share this...perhaps someone can direct me to another thread or chat room or group. But here it goes. I've been on medication for seizures since I was 15, with few breakthroughs and what I call small "episodes" here and there. Currently, I'm on 400mg of...
  13. Bernard

    [Research] Newer Generation AEDs and the Risk of Birth Defects

    There is a study conducted in Denmark making the news today claiming that "newer generation" AEDs pose no greater risk of major birth defects. The study was published in JAMA: http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/19/1996 Unfortunately, I can't see the full article and nowhere in the abstract...
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    If you're thinking of getting pregnant...

    Years ago, women who had epilepsy were often discouraged from getting pregnant. Today, that’s no longer the case. Thanks to early and regular prenatal care, more than 90 percent of pregnant women who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. The Difficulties of...
  15. H

    Epilepsy drug impairs baby's intelligence

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=7345848&page=1
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    Children with Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome

    Hi everyone, I'm new and love your site! I'm looking to contact parents with kids who have Fetal anti-convulsant syndrome. I would love to have other parents to talk to who are in the same boat as myself. There are many parents in the UK who've been supporting each other for so long (prior to...
  17. seizures4ever

    Pregnancy

    Well, the title says it all. My hubby and I would like to have another baby (would be child number 2). I have so many people sending me mixed messages from "it's a horrible idea" to "do what you want...I'm not saying a word." Everyone seems concerned about one thing: my health, and that I...
  18. R

    Pregnancy Help

    I have seizure disorder, CPS, Epilepsy whatever term is suitable. I had my first at 17 and had an MRI and the results were inconclusive and the same again at 18. Then I began having severe migraines around 21 when I met my husband. For five years I went from doctor to doctor, in addition to...
  19. E

    seizures out of control, help!!!

    I am very concerned. I am having alot of seizures as of late. I thought it was generic keppra, but now I am back on the keppra and it is still the same. I was well controlled on Keppra for years. I got pregnant about 3 months ago and they admitted me to the hospital for tests(because I had...
  20. M

    Pregnant and Wondering... Does this sound like Epilepsy???

    Ok everyone, I need some help here because I am a little scared and confused. I am 27 weeks pregnant with my first child. I never even really gave epilepsy a thought until I had two very distinct experiences- one in week 24 and one last night. The first major experience is more in two parts...
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