I just found this discussion board and I'm hoping to hear some feedback. I am 42 and had my first seizure when I was 17. I've been on dilantin ever since, with a brief trial (that was miserable) on tegratol, during pregnancy. I am contemplating going off dilantin due to osteopenia in my hip and spine. I've had it monitored for several years and despite taking supplements and doing weight bearing exercise, it is still progressing. Additionally, my mother has osteoperosis so the genetics are against me. Therefore, the dilantin depleting the calcuim is really not helping the situation. I'm really nervous about a switch.... anyone have any advice?
Thanks, in advance, for any help you may have to offer!