Has anyone tried this?
I have osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. I have chosen not to take any of the meds for osteoporosis because, 1. I already have tremendous bone loss in my jaw. and 2. I've never been able to take replacement hormones due to adverse side effects.
I take a little calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K and natural progesterone cream daily. Along with eating more foods with calcium.
Earlier this year I had to stop taking ibuprofen for pain because it is now messing with my kidney function. I have gotten epidural injections in my cervical and lumbar spine, which didn't last long. My pain management doctor would not give me an injection in my thoracic because he said my pain is both bone and nerve and that wouldn't help. I also found out through an X-ray that my severe pain was caused by an anterior wedge at T7 and T8.
Since I refuse to go down that opiate pain med rabbit hole, I decided to give medical marijuana a try. I am fortunate to live in Florida where it is legal.
I have been using for a number of months now. While it does not completely alleviate all pain. I have a lot of improvement and the pain is bearable. I don't like to be "high." It took a while to figure how to use M.M. to get the benefits without the high.
I read reports marijuana helps to build bones, if taken in smaller doses. I don't know how true that is, but if it's so that's just icing on the cake. And I won't know of any improvements in my bone density until April 2020, my next scheduled scan.
I finally got an answer when my doctor referred me to a rheumatologist. The rheumatologist immediately good blood work to find out a lot of answers and also sent me for a bone density scan to check for osteoporosis in the area that you're having problems also Osteo arthritis and we sure did find the answers. At that point they started me on the medication they thought would work best with me her the blood work they did and since then, which was October of 2017 we have been changing the medication around until we find the right one that will work for me. In other words my suggestion to you and all of you on this chain of questioning here is to get a referral to a rheumatologist they will dig they will get the answers because they specialize in arthritis you need to find out if that is what you have. Hugs to you all
Maggie have you thought of adding Maca Powder to your diet. I've been reading on this and several doctors and PT people i've mentioned it to said that it was a good idea.. I order it on line making sure its top grade and add it to my smoothies i have each day...I also take Vitamin K2. with all my other vitamins.. But, as I have mentioned i never had any improvement until i decided to do the Pellet injections of estrogen and testosterone.. First improvements I've ever had... and my gyno that does them for me said this will show better imiprovement as I go along.. No this is not FDA approved but women have been doing these pellets since 1930's for hormonal treatments when all else failed..
Hi Peggy, I was originally sent to an endocronologist. and yup its not spelled right . lol.. She at first put me on boniva for several years with no improvement. then i had two reclast injections and no improvement and then she wanted me to go on Prolia. thats where i put my foot down. I got disappointed in the fact that she didn't seem to take any time to find out who I am and what works for me. Just take the next drug and go on your way. So I went back to my family doctor and he watches my blood work for D25 levels. calcium levels. few other things.. and takes my weight and height. Out side of that I just decided I could fight better by doing my own ground work.research, investigation and talk to those who are also going through it to get the lastest news on how things are working for them. I found that once I stopped living in fear of breaking a bone that I settle into the fact that yes.. I have osteoporosis. But its not the end of my life. I also found that talking to a few orthopedics was no help as they would say they didn't know much about osteoporosis. What ever you do.. don't stop asking questions...Its your life . take charge and ask what ever is on your mind.. all the best to you !!