- About Blythe
- Seizure Background
- I have had Complex Partial Seizures since the age of 13, or so I thought so until I got the very clear Definition in this forum. I believe they have been Simple Partial Seizures.
I have a bad fall an concussion from fall from horse in 1968. I have taken phenobarbital, dilantin, & carbamazepine since the age of 17 when I had a grand mal seizure. Always taken the phenobarb, but the dilantin for the first 20 years and then at the age of 37 switched to phenobarb and Tegratol...Carbamazapine when went generic.
I knew at 40 from a ski injury on my rotator cuff that my bones were not the bones of a 40 year old. I started taking calcium. In my mid 40's I started also taking calcium citrate, 1000 IU of vitamin D due to RA. I have been Osteopenia for all 3-4 bone Density tests. I have another bone density this week. Have a feeling that I am Osteoporotic now. I just said felling...vrs feeling and that is what happened 7 week ago. I was hiking with friends and we were walking on a down log in the trail and I started to loose my balance and I jumped vrs fall on my hip, shoulder, ribs...landed it, but ended up with Tibial Pleateau fractures in both legs. Sware Word! Just started walking this week. It is very hard but just grinding on. I am not willing to just stop living. So I have made the decision to start taking a med to build my bones and do a Restorative Yoga class in my home town. I have had 3 fractures in the last 5 years and I am only 57. Yes they are sports injuries, but my recent fractures should not have happened to a woman with strong, healthy bones.
- Phenobarbital 200Mg a day & Carbamazapine 1000 Mg a day
- As a Long Term Anti Seizures med user, I didn't know my bones were at such risk. Talk to your doc!