I noticed in a previous discussion that @jakedduck mentioned that his anticonvulsants lowered his Vitamin D levels. Those of us women with osteoporosis should take extra Vitamin D then. @jakedduck may I ask what medications are you tai8hg?
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I believe you're taking zonisamide and not taking any of the major players of the meds that lower vit D if memory serves but forgot what else your on. However, many people that don't take seizure meds have low vit D so it may be okay but checking it never hurts. You may also want to ask your Neuro if taking B-Complex is necessary. One reason I mentioned that is because of vitamin B-9 (Folate) which helps produce normal red and white blood cells and helps them divide and helps produce DNA and other things.
To answer your question I currently take Carbatrol and Phenobarbital which are both enzyme inducing drugs that alter the way the body processes vitamin D.
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Thank you for responding. Hank you for your advice too. If I asked my PCP she'd probably refer me to an endocrinologist
to see if adding extra Vitamin D is needed in persons taking antiseizure drugs.( there is an endocrinologist there in the office so she can consult with him or her).
I see your new to Connect so I'd like to extend my welcome to our family. Do you have Epilepsy or take vitamin D?
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