Is It Safe During Pregnancy To Undergo Epilepsy Treatment?
Tonight, I’m Nita, 24 years old. I am only 4 months married. Just 2 months I often feel dizzy (mbliyer, nyut2an) sometimes faint too. I checked into the hospital, especially to poly nerves, apparently I was diagnosed by a doctor suffering from epilepsy. As far as I know, epilepsy is a disease that is accompanied by spasms and also foamy mouth in general. But those signs didn’t happen to me. The doctor advised me to EEG, and the results showed that there was an electrical disturbance in my brain / head (the doctor said like that) and it was recommended to undergo treatment for 2 years also the drug should not be broken up. As newlyweds, of course we want to have children soon and are undergoing a pregnancy program. My question is, is it safe if I am pregnant but currently on medication? Or is it safe if I program the pregnancy while I am on treatment for 2 years. That is all and thank you.
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Epilepsy is a disease which until now has not known the exact cause. However, epilepsy is often defined as a disruption in electrical activity in the brain, brain chemistry, or a combination of other risk factors that can cause sufferers to experience seizures.
You need to know that there are various types of epilepsy that have different seizure characteristics. Seizures can be divided into generalized seizures (the cause of attacks spread almost in all parts of the brain) and partial seizures (only a part of the brain is attacked). From this type of seizure, seizure types can still be subdivided based on the findings of symptoms / characteristics of the seizures encountered.
Tonic clonic tonic seizures are often known when sufferers experience seizures that are "twitched", stiff, suddenly fall down, and last several minutes. Afterward, sufferers often do not remember events during a seizure, feel dizzy and restless. Petit mal type seizures, seizures that result in temporary loss of consciousness without movements that are visible to the eye. Generally, patients will look like "dazed", blank eyes, blinking eyes, lip tasting etc. but with a low level of awareness (not even conscious at all when it happens). Atonic seizures cause the body's muscles to suddenly limp and cause the patient to fall, can be followed by a period of unconsciousness for a while while the incident took place. Myoclonic spasms are spasms that are characterized by contractions of the arm muscles, legs up to the whole body.
Generally, patients who are undergoing epilepsy treatment, should temporarily delay the desire to do a pregnancy program. Because the risk that can occur in epilepsy patients during pregnancy is quite high and can be detrimental to the mother and fetus they contain. Some epilepsy drugs are also contraindicated for use by pregnant women. In addition, it is known that there are various types of epilepsy recurrence triggers. While pregnancy is a complex process, where hormonal surges occur and changes both physically and mentally. This certainly endangers epilepsy sufferers who have not been well controlled if at any time seizures arise during pregnancy.
The decision whether or not to do a pregnancy program, you can discuss directly with the neurologist who handles you. There is still the possibility of a patient with epilepsy to undergo pregnancy, but this must go through a process of supervision and consideration from a neurologist who conducts an examination of your previous condition.
Thus the information that I can convey, hopefully helps