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@maggiek

I took Dilantin for many years. It was very helpful. I had very good seizure control with it. It caused my osteoporosis, now osteopaenia. Once it went to my liver about thirty years ago that was it! Lots of meds were tried and lamotrigine turned out to be a good one.

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@lsittll
Did you take supplemental vitamin D and calcium while on Dilantin?
Is lamotrigine the only seizure medication you take?
Personally regardless of what type of seizure medication I'd take supplemental Calcium and vitamin D.
Tegretol/Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, Dilantin/Phenytoin and Mysoline/Primidone are all older drugs and the worst offenders for causing bone issues. Many believe the newer drugs as well cause bone problems however the results are controversial. If I were taking newer seizure meds I wouldn’t wait until there was conclusive evidence since the supplements will be beneficial to anyone but especially for women.
Have you had you vitamin D level checked?
Take care,
Jake

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