Thanks for the query,
I understand your problem
Before I respond to your question, let me tell you that the management of epilepsy
depends upon the exact type of epilepsy and the cause. This can be known from the detailed medical history and if required investigations like MRI scan of the brain and EEG (A test that detects brain function and tells if there are seizures). Some patients may need other investigations to classify the type of epilepsy. The medication selection largely depends upon the exact type of epilepsy and other factors that determine drug selection are side effect of the antiepileptic drug.
I am sorry to say that I do not have the information regarding the type of epilepsy. Regarding the safety of antiepileptic medications in pregnancy
is a better option than epilim and I feel that is the reason your doctor has advised you to do so. You may take a second opinion
from an Epilepsy specialist.
Hope this clarifies
Dr Gopal K Dash MD, DM, Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy)
and Epilepsy specialist
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore
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