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Infertility with epilepsy


Hi there hope you all are keeping well . I was diagnosed with epilepsy around 18 years ago I am currently on 400mg tegratol . I just wanted to know has anyone experienced infertility due to this ??


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I hope you hear from others on this platform, as sharing information and experiences can be a good idea. Can I just check you also know about our other services?

We have some information on our website about epilepsy and fertility for women and for men

We have our virtual support groups We have our forum4e online community, and we are on facebook and twitter

Finally, please feel free to contact our helpline team. You can either email or phone the Epilepsy Action Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050.

Our helpline is open Monday to Thursday 8.30am until 8.00pm, Friday 8.30am until 4.30pm and Saturday 10.00am until 4.00pm.



Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Thank you for your support , am new to this never really spoken to anyone about my epilepsy.

Hi 🙋🏻‍♀️ I was diagnosed with epilepsy around 20 years ago at the age of 12, I’m currently taking keppra, I was originally on epilim from the beginning after tegratol would completely knock me out. Anyway when I started on epilim i started having really irregular periods ranging from 2-6 months apart and I’m still the same to this day except each time I have one they get further apart I think the last time I had one was 2016! It was only just before I had to change meds that my new consultant said this could be due to the epilim! I have been to see a fertility dr who has said I will struggle to get pregnant but has put a plan in place that one I decide the time is ready I can be prescribed clomid to help. You really need to push gps and consultants to get this help I found because a lot of the time they said it’s your age and numerous other things but you know your own body ! I hope this helps x

Thank you for sharing , I am a male who is suffering from infertility due to my epilepsy. I will contact my GP

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