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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.


thank you,

posted February 25, 2019
A MyOsteoTeam Member

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.

posted May 6, 2019
A MyOsteoTeam Member

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.

posted March 3, 2020
A MyOsteoTeam Member

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 well๐Ÿ˜Š

posted March 9, 2019
A MyOsteoTeam Member

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.

posted March 7, 2019
A MyOsteoTeam Member

I was told to take 1200 calcium and 600 -800 D
Plus exercise also take calcium and Vitamin D together but a few times a day... not all at once this way it will absorb easier

posted March 6, 2019 (edited)

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