I was told to take vit D 5000 a day for Osteopenia (borderline Osteoporosis). Is it good to take
calcium also? Should I go to my regular doctor of a specialist.
Unfortunately, most drs. arent really up on the vitiamin protocol. I see an endocronologist for my thyroid and osteoporosis, but discovered on my own and through my functional med dr in cleveand clinic i need more D3. I supplement with 5,000 IU and my levels were just right recently. I live in erie pa, where the sun doesnt shine much!!! I started taking magnesium citrate for migraines years ago and it helped as well with constipation. Then I learned it is necessary for bone health. Just recently I learned about vitamin K. Now I am looking into plant based calcium which prevent stones from forming (calcium that comes from Algae). So I take D3, Magesium citrate, calcium, and vitamin K every day. You could look at reputable sources for info, try a funtional med dr. or possibly an endocronogist. mine is pushing for reclast, but I just cancelled.
I have been on Boniva for about 1 1/2 yrs now but cannot tolerate it any longer. So, I recently stopped it, ordered AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium to try. This supplement has all the vits and minerals you are referring to. I also take 5,000 IU of Vit. D3, which I will continue to take. Not due for a DEXA until Fall. Keeping my fingers crossed that this does the trick. Supposedly, no side effects, ie kidney stones, heart palps, nausea, constipation, heartburn, osteonecrosis.
Hi Myralee, lots of searching on line in books etc should be done before take ng herbs, I firmly believe that they do help, however mixing certain herbs with all medication can be dangerous, people need to be edcucated,I went to a homeopathic doctor and learned so much in just 2 years, I use CVS Specialty for my RA meds and the pharmacist are wonderful and they look up every herb,. Vitamin to make sure there is no interactions. Be well😊
Vitamins, I would recommend going to a specialist for bone health. There is a lot of conflicting information on line, tv, books and even on this site. My gp was really not that helpful. Now I am going to a bone clinic in April and hopeful I will get the help I need.
Wherever you go it may help you to write out your questions. If I don't the doc gets me out of there before I think of them.
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