Epilepsy and Pregnancy.Please help?

Its quite a big story.So pls have patience.OK here is what happened

Two and half years ago i had a tendon tear in my big toe.I got a surgery done to fix it.While i was in treatment my childhood epilepsy which disappeared when i was 11 years old triggered again.I have absence seizure (unconsciousness for a few seconds & no fits or anything like that). I went to a neurologist in India and he asked me to take tegratol for 2 years i did so and stopped after that.but i came to the US before 2 years.So i cud not see a neurologist here before stopping the medicine.But now that i am pregnant @ 23 years i had to tell my doctor about my epilepsy as all my friends scared me that something might happen.So i went ahead and told the doctor about what happened.I havent had any seizures since then.But unfortunately i dint bring my EEG from India when i came here.Now i took an appointment with a neuro here in the US.But they asked me if i have any of my previous records or anything.I am scared about how much it cud cost if they had to take it again.my insurance is with cigna.can anyone help me.

Written By Evie Neumann

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  • gedd500 April 4, 2009, 9:36 pm

    Well the doctor can't make you have an EEG, so the worst case scenario is that you don't have on done. Your neurologist may be able to prescribe you medication without one. However, being pregnant can make that difficult because there are several you shouldn't take while pregnant.

    Call your insurance company and ask about the EEG. Then talk to your neurologist about your options.

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