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Deb B

I am currently taking Depakote and have done so for almost 15 years with success. Now however I find I have osteoporosis due to the bone loss Depakote causes. My neurologist (he is new within the past 6 months) wants to switch me to something else because of the bone loss and weight gain issues. My previous neurologist never told me about the bone loss, so I am not happy about that needless to say. But what to switch to? New neuro says Keppra, Topamax or Lamictal. Anyone have experience with these and what are the pros and cons of each? What would you take if you had a choice?