Pregnancy and epilepsy

Sarah - posted on 07/10/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )




Just curious how many moms have remained seizure free during pregnancy?
I am 23 years old and my husband and i just discovered that I am 5 weeks pregnant, we are overwhelmed with joy as we have wanted a baby so badly! i wish I could just enjoy my pregnancy, but i cant help being nervous about seizures.
Let me give you a little background on my seizure history, mainly, my seizures have simply occurred when I have either missed a dose accidently, or I have not gotten enough sleep (the ALWAYS happen within a half hour upon waking, without enough sleep) I was diagnosed when I was 15 and had my first grand-mal. I have been taking 1500 mgs of Keppra and have been seizure free for about 3.5 years-
I keep reading about women needing ti INCREASE their seizure meds while pregnant though, and my nearo has not discussed this with me so I did make an appointment with him just to have my levels checked. I am extremely scared and nervous, and I know the baby does not need the stress. I desperately need other moms with epilepsy just to talk with me about their experiences. Did anyone have a seizure free pregnancy without a dose increase?

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