When my neurologist prescribed the epilepsy medicine I should take he also spoke to us about me taking some supplements. At the moment I didn’t remember the reasons for which I had to take the supplements but my mother agreed with the doctor and I had no reason to doubt my neurologist. They told me you have to take this so I took it, taking two more pills in the morning really didn’t make a difference to me.
So from then on I’ve had to take vitamin B-6 and folic acid. Vitamin B-6, which not only keeps the nervous and immune systems healthy, it’s good for healthy brain development. Folic Acid, which is also a Vitamin B, is very important for women. Before having to take it I had no idea what it was, but after having to take it for several years I know that it’s very important during and before pregnancy. Taking folic acid decreases the risk of birth defects.
It is also very important for girls and women with epilepsy to take folic acid as some anti-seizure medicines can put them at a higher risk of having children with birth defects.
I want to have children someday but I will take any supplement I have to take to not have problems at birth and have healthy babies. I hope this information helps other women who are capable or may become pregnant and women with epilepsy.