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JuliusSeizure

343d

Does Keppra cause osteoporosis? If so, can bone building drugs like Forteo combat it?

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    • signature_sauce

      337d

      I’m on Keppra and Limotrigine (can’t spell lol) and once i was looking up the side effects, seeing that osteoporosis was on there did scare me at first. my husband is a nurse and said that it can easily be prevented by taking supplements and that it isn’t too serious! xoxo

    • signature_sauce

      337d

      I’m on Keppra and Limotrigine (can’t spell lol) and once i was looking up the side effects, seeing that osteoporosis was on there did scare me at first. my husband is a nurse and said that it can easily be prevented by taking supplements and that it isn’t too serious! xoxo

    • CMD

      341d

      Please do some research… I looked it up on the internet.. and what I read shows it does effect bone density.. but there are so many things you can do holistically to prevent bone loss, that’s why I am encouraging you to do some research.. I found out the hard way, that i had osteoporosis.. from taking anti acids for many years… the doctors wanted to put me on a bone building medication.. but i refused., and went the holistic route… taking vitamin D (there are two Types, D2 and D3, and many different doses… probably anywhere from 1000 mg to 5000 mg..) so PLEASE check with your Dr for the correct amount.. if you start a new regiment… I also take magnesium, and vitamin K2.. research shows that it’s important to take vitamin K2 to help with the absorption of vitamin D.. different research studies show different things, but I have read that calcium should be taken, as well, I personally cannot take that because i have kidney issues and my calcium levels are borderline high, so my physical says not to take calcium.. exercise.. another good thing to help build bone density.. for me, I put on a weighted vest and walk.. the weight stresses your bones, and help with new bone growth.. I sometimes put rice bags 2-5 pound bags in my baby stroller and push it while I walk.. ( I have my dogs in the stroller as well😊). There are lots of things to help fight off bone disease…. Wish I had been more aware and could have started earlier in life.. but passing my information on to hopefully help someone else to prevent that awful disease is my way of helping anyone I can, to live a healthier life… There are videos , you tube, net flix, etc, so take the time to watch some, for the betterment of your health.. you will be amazed at the information that comes from these videos, and how something as simple as a change in diet can make a major difference in your health… BUT PLEASE… Always check with your physician first 💕 Here’s wishing you happiness on your journey to better health😊😊

      • JuliusSeizure

        341d

        @CMD So at the moment I’m taking 300 μg of D3; the bone doctor said my calcium level is fine as long I get the vitamin D to absorb it. She also put me in physical therapy for several months. That just ended, but my therapist was amazing. I could barely do a 20 second plank when I started; now I can do three minutes. I’m exercising every other day now. The bone doctor wanted to put me on that Forteo, but like you, I’m skeptical and haven’t started taking it yet. I’m supposed to see a functional medicine doctor next month. Hopefully he’ll know more.

    • Kai_Lore

      341d

      Seizure meds are linked to osteoporosis. I dont know about Forteo, definitely talk to your doctor though. They put me on vitamin D and calcium.

      • crystalcat7

        340d

        @Kai_Lore I had no idea..thank you for informing me on this..I first took keppra years ago, but have been on so many different seizure meds throughout the years. Currently on topiramate and lamotrigine. But still can’t believe they cause osteoporosis…

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