For a while now my doctors have wanted me to take vitamins. I know I should follow doctors orders. But I have tried every brand on the market and each one causes some horrible side effect or interaction with my meds.
I understand why I need to take the vitamins. According to this journal article by Alison Pack, MD, “A growing body of literature indicates an association between antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and bone disease, including histologic, radiographic, and biochemical evidence.” I know I am more at risk for bone disease but just I cannot go through life burping and tooting all day. The anticonvulsant side effects are bad enough!
This is a problem and I could use your advice. I really do need to find a solution. I have been on AEDs for about 30 years. Those drugs include some of the worst offenders known to cause bone disease according to Dr. Pack’s article.
I’d love to know how you are dealing with the vitamin issue. Have you had any side effects? Are you even taking vitamins? Leave your comments below.
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