Bianca - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I recently had my baby, Sophia, on March 31st. I was preeclamptic and had placenta previa, so she came earlier than expected. I unfortunately had 2 seizures, one on Mother's Day (great 1st one!) and then again on June 4th. These were grand mal or tonic-clonic. I have no history of seizures and no family history. My neurologist wants me to take Lamictal. My GP is impartial unless I seize again and my OBGYN thinks I should take the med. I know I could potentially have another seizure (since they have no idea what caused them - EEG, MRI and CT scans all came back clean) but I am in tears thinking I have to stop breastfeeding (no anticonvulsants are safe for breastfeeding).
Has anyone had this problem? I wanted to at least nurse for 6 months. Am I crazy? Should I just take the medication (some bad side effects too)? How do you cope with losing that special bond?