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An epileptic, had seizures during pregnancy. How to control the tremors and feeling of getting them?

Hello, I have been an epileptic all my life, since i was 3 years old. I got pregnant at the age of 37 and had a baby but the the whole time i was pregnant i had like 3 siezures at the most. I take tegratol 200mg 3 times a day one day and 4 the next. And rt at this point, i dont have my seizures all the time but i have the tremors and the feelings like i am gonna go into them. Can you help me and give me some advice. I do not smoke anymore, i quit smoking . So i know it isnt that. I am just curious
Asked On : Thu, 15 Mar 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

I am sorry to hear about your condition. However with proper and regular medications, you can be able to manage your condition better and lead a good quality life.

1. Tremors may sometime be a side effect of carbamazepine (tegretol) especially when the doses are bit higher. Checking your serum carbamazepine levels can confirm this.
2. In some cases, epileptic patients have an aura - feeling of getting a seizure before a seizure. I wonder if this is your case too.

Any way, repeating EEG and getting your serum carbamazepine levels will help us. You can discuss with your neurologist and the test can be done if needed.

I am also happy to know that you don't smoke. In addition also stop drinking (if you consume alcohol); sleep adequately and avoid fasting. It will benefit you.

Hope this answers your query.

Wish you good health.

Answered: Mon, 19 Mar 2012
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