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Hope you've had a safe journey and that you enjoy your holiday
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I'm sorry! :hugs:wasn't sure if you wanted to be tagged, 'shall tag you!
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Welcome back ladies and gents! Just came back from shining Greece and had a very relaxing time. The journey back was a little less relaxing as I had to wake up at 4 am to catch a ferry at 7 am (I visited an Island) for a flight at 9 am. My mum worried a lot, but in the end all was good and bright.

I don't have much else to say for today's post, other that I've noticed a small twitch when I'm trying to small asleep on my hand and my hand was shaking without stopping for 20 minutes when I was on my phone yesterday, this is probably a side effect of my medication. I shall be changing it in September (a story for another day). I have work experience in a hospital (yay!) set up next week and I'm VERY excited for this dazzling opportunity.

Question of the day: Can I donate blood when taking sodium valproate? I figured no since it can harm the fetus, but what about other AEDs? Donated blood saved my cousin's life a few years ago and I would love to donate when I am a legal adult.

Thank you for reading and don't forget to seize the day! (unless you have epilepsy then stay safe out there folks! )

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Have a look at this study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2928823/ and let me know if you have any questions (you may well have haha)

Well done on your work experience and hope you had fun in Greece!
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Yay for work experience! And yay for Greece! I hope you pranced around near the sea singing ABBA songs on my behalf?! :hmmm:

4am is not a time :no: Also sorry to hear about the hand shaking for 20 mins, sounds worrying

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of course I danced around singing mamma mia! I actually visited the mamma mia island which was probably the best part, shame Pierce Brosnan wasn't present
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Yay for work experience! And yay for Greece! I hope you pranced around near the sea singing ABBA songs on my behalf?! :hmmm:

4am is not a time :no: Also sorry to hear about the hand shaking for 20 mins, sounds worrying

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Thank you for the article, it was very interesting to read! Sodium valproate is class 1, but other AEDs (the ones beginning with L specifically, absolutely forgot the name) are presumably not class 1? Also isn't epilim chrono slow releasing which is why I have to take two dosages totaling up to 800mg = higher plasma concentraion?
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Have a look at this study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2928823/ and let me know if you have any questions (you may well have haha)

Well done on your work experience and hope you had fun in Greece!
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(Original post by mpaprika)
Thank you for the article, it was very interesting to read! Sodium valproate is class 1, but other AEDs (the ones beginning with L specifically, absolutely forgot the name) are presumably not class 1? Also isn't epilim chrono slow releasing which is why I have to take two dosages totaling up to 800mg = higher plasma concentraion?
Lamotrigine. It's supposed to be safer for pregnancy (it is according to many large scale studies).

It's not for higher plasma concentration - it's for a more stable plasma concentration throughout the day. If they wanted a higher plasma concentration they would have increased your dose. Slow release just means that the peaks and troughs are more evened out, as long as you remember to take them!
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Lamotrigine. It's supposed to be safer for pregnancy (it is according to many large scale studies).

It's not for higher plasma concentration - it's for a more stable plasma concentration throughout the day. If they wanted a higher plasma concentration they would have increased your dose. Slow release just means that the peaks and troughs are more evened out, as long as you remember to take them!
Thank you! I wasn't actually sure what they meant by slow release, when I had my grand mal seizure everything happened so quickly and they got me on medication without time for explanation, a more stable plasma concentration makes more sense
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