Quoting cupcake loves you:" i'm only 7 weeks, sooo i have a long time to talk to my doctor about it. i've just been wandering. i ... [snip!] ... wandering. i take trileptal and lamactal. i have severe bipolar disorder so going off is a huge no even during pregnancy. "
I'm bipolar I. I went off my Depakote and Abilify and let my psychologist keep an eye on me. My psychiatrist wasn't happy with me but it was my choice. I have not gone back on my medication yet but will if it becomes unavoidable. I'm sorry that your dealing with such a tough decision, I understand where you're coming from.
This is what I found on the medications. A lactation consultant could give you better more detailed info. Your LOs pedi should be informed if you decide to breastfeed so they can do any testing or monitoring necessary.
Lamictal and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
Although Lamictal passes through breast milk, little information about any negative effects of the drug on breastfed infants is available. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Lamictal while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
What Does the Research Say?
Trileptal passes through breast milk in humans. Although the full risks are not known, most documented cases suggest there is little risk to the nursing infant. Still, if your healthcare provider recommends taking Trileptal while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.