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How Did You Choose Your Treatment?

I went against my endo's recommendation and choose what I thought to be the least invasive drug with the fewest side effects after I was unable to take Fosamax. I am currently taking Evista, Ca and Vit D but I am scheduled for my second bone scan. I am hoping to have made progress but my doctor is not hopeful. He wants me to choose between Forteo and Tymlos. He says I am not building bone and these are the best options for this issue. I don't want to take any of these drugs… read more

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I just came from my endocrinologist appt. I have finished 2 years of Prolia and have shown good growth. I wanted to stay off of meds and just use my bone supplements for 6 months to one year. My dr said NO! Evidently, when you stop Prolia you may develop compression fractures in your spine. She feels very strongly that I need Fosomex now and in 4 months I will have blood work and a urine test to make sure I'm absorbing it.
I walk every other day, weight lift every other and am going to PT for strengthening exercises. I'm pretty scared about my future- I'm 64. All I can do is what I'm doing and keep the faith :)

posted over 1 year ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I would love this site to have a section for exercise and organized by which part of the body benefits most from that particular exercise. I am currently researching this with the goal of increasing bone density through nutrition and exercise. Falling and balance issues are indeed a concern so I’ve started keeping a journal of excerises for my own use.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I took Fosomax for many years (these drugs are called bisphosphonates) and developed osteonecrosis (death of bone) in my jaw. Don't take these drugs for more than 5 years. The drug companies won't tell you about this side effect.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Betsy, all the info I get about exercise is to go to a gym and work with a professional. At this point I decided to do more research. I used my library card and picked a book called Osteoporosis for dummies. I found the exercises I’m using now in that book. Sounds crazy but the weight training has been doable and useful.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I told my doctor I would not take any of the osteoporosis drugs. I am taking Vitamin Code Raw calcium by Garden of Life. It is a plant based calcium and has gotten good reviews on line. We will see next year if it has helped. I do not take any drugs prescribed by my doctor unless that is the only option. As I have gotten older I get the side effects from them.

posted about 2 years ago
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