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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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Replies to "@lsittll Did you take supplemental vitamin D and calcium while on Dilantin? Is lamotrigine the only..."

Jake,
I did not take any supplements while on Dilantin. I was in my twenties at the time. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in my late thirties or early forties after many fractures were regularly sustained. After 20 yr, treatment my osteoporosis for has become osteopeania (a decreased amount of bone). I am now taking an additional vitamin D supplement because 3 years ago my vitamin levels were low.

I take zonisamide and Depakote in addition to lamotrigine.

Take care,
Laurie

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