i am on 1100 mg of tegertol xr a day for my epilepsy and really want a second anticonvulsant so that i can lower the tegretol xr. i am now 37wks pregnant and getting really unstable. does anyone have any suggestions?
When I was first put on tegratol it controlled most but not all the seizures. After being on the maximum amount I can take there was only one other thing to do and that was add another. The medication they put me on is topamax in which just so happens takes care of the few migraines that i have. Your Dr. must feel its ok to give you tegratol while your pregnant cause I've heard your not supposed to be it does do something to the breast milk if you plan on breast feeding. It has also been known to cause birth diffects. But a seizure while pregnant is worse for the fetus than anything. I am not a Dr. but you may want to go over that with yours. Good Luck !
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