It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Epilepsy Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-01-2005, 10:47 AM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: dallas
Posts: 147
muffintop HB User
Epliepsy, Pregnancy, Tegretol, and Folic Acid

I was diagnosed with petit mal seizures when I was 10 but I started having them when I was 7. Basically I would get a feeling of déjà vu, then a fear of someone coming up behind me to hurt me, a blank stare, and when it was over, mild to medium disorientation. I have found that doorways are a trigger, doorstops especially. I have been taking Tegretol 200 mg 3x daily for the past 19 years and it controls my seizures without any noticeable side effects.

After 4 years of marriage my husband and I have been trying to start a family, and last week we got our good news. I am about 5 weeks along and we are so excited. I was already taking a folic acid supplement (800mcg 1x daily) directed to me by my neurologist last year but was surprised to have my ob up it to 800mcg 4x daily along with the prenatal vitamins prescribed. I understand that Tegretol can diminish the amount of folic acid your body absorbs but I just wanted to know if there were any other ladies (or spouses of ladies) who took Tegretol throughout their pregnancies and how they felt about it.

Thanks! Kelly

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Epilepsy and Pregnancy-- Help! fudge86 Epilepsy 15 06-22-2010 06:45 PM
B12 deficiency, pregnancy signing Anemia 3 09-03-2009 08:17 PM
folic acid and pregnancy.. 030free Pregnancy 2 05-01-2009 10:44 AM
Seiziers and Pregnancy passion403 Epilepsy 6 09-21-2005 12:26 PM
Topamax and Pregnancy melmo524 Epilepsy 5 08-20-2005 07:00 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:05 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!