I’ve mentioned a few times that I already have the beginning stages of osteoporosis. Doctors often call this peri osteoporosis (meaning near) because the symptoms will continue to develop with age. It was certainly not a part of Enduring Epilepsy I expected, but I’ve actually been taking preventative steps to help take care of my bones since my early twenties (more than five years). Most people, including some of my doctors, are surprised by this until I tell them that I’ve been taking anti-seizure medication since I was 2.
That’s right… taking anti-seizure medication, particularly some of the older medicines, can contribute to your risk of osteoporosis.