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Old 08-21-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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Pregnancy, Meds, and BP...?

Hello All,

I have been BP for years, and have been on Lamictal for about 10 months.

In the near future, we have been talking about having a baby. Has anyone experienced taking Lamictal during pregnancy or going off Lamictal for pregnancy? Did you change to a different medication? What were your experiences?

The whole medication issue is really scary, becuase I don't want to revert back to the way I was before I received help for my BPD. I also don't want to pose a hazard to the baby, but I know I also need to look out for my health needs as well.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Old 08-31-2008, 03:34 AM   #2
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Re: Pregnancy, Meds, and BP...?

I saw the program by Stephan Fry, a documentary. There was a woman who wanted to have a baby nr 2. They said it could be harmful to BP having babies. It worried me a lot at the time. She haden't decided yet.

Can't help you more than that, sorry.

Old 08-31-2008, 07:36 AM   #3
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Re: Pregnancy, Meds, and BP...?

I wasn't on any meds while i was pregnant when i had my son 4 1/2 yrs ago. I've been on Lamictal for 1mth now and it's helped me a great deal. i wasn't as bad as i am now, so i know how you feel and i'd like another child in the future if i get married. but i would discuss with your psychatrist who prescribes the pills to you.

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