Fortco, prolix, reclassify, fosamax. I don’t think I can do either one. The side effects are very overwhelming to me.
I was given the choice of Prolia, Reclast or Forteo. I was afraid of the side effects so I did research & came up with AlgaeCal Plus & Strontium Boost. I have taken it almost 2 years. Went from severe osteoporosis to osteopenia. I also walk & do Tai Chi. Hope you can get some relief.
My endo Dr pushed and pushed for me to get the Prolia shot, and I did a lot of research on Prolia. The reviews were scary, and I kept saying No. I have also been taking AlgaeCal & Strontium for the past year, and am very hopeful. Really like the online help that Dr Lara and professional staff provide. I water walk, walk, tai chi, and yoga. Also eat a lot of hemp, flax and sunflower seeds that I throw in anything, and 5 prunes a day.
Wishing you lots of Good Health!
Hi Virginia and Joanne, Yes, I also found AlgaeCal thru research, and have been using it about a year. They have an awesome and Very helpful online support group. My endo Dr pushed and pushed for the Prolia shot, and I said No and No. I eat organic, fish, no gluten and Very little sugar (altho ice cream is a challenge in the summer) fruits and salads. I also eat hemp or flax seeds in my yogurt, smoothie or cereal. I have read three studies that found prunes strengthen our bones, so I eat 5 most every day. I rejoined the Y and just resumed chair yoga.
Def more hopeful!
Wishing you all Good Luck and Good Health!
JoanneSuther, I just found AlgaeCal Plus & Strontium Boost by doing research. I was impressed by the clinical trials & reviews. I took the information to my PA & she seemed impressed & said it might be worth a try. I love the support they give through scientific information, diet & exercise. It is difficult to know what to do but I feel there is more hope with AlgaeCal.
I also researched the side effects of the pharmaceuticals and decided against them. I went to a naturopath right after my diagnosis. I am now on a Blood Type A Diet and a regimen of specific supplements. I was already pretty focused on diet and nutrition along with a consistent exercise and fitness routine so it has been a pretty smooth transition. The idea is that foods that are in my highly beneficial category act as medicine for my body. When I avoid certain other foods I remove the harmful effects they can have on my body like promoting certain diseases and inhibiting my body from absorbing the nutrients I need. I have only been on it a little over 2 months. I also have an underactive thyroid so she switched some brands of my supplements since she said some were fighting my thyroid and I wasn't getting the benefit. Her mother is on the same protocol and she has not had any bone loss in 8 years. She is also inactive so the doctor thought that I should actually grow bone since my fitness routine is consistent and rigorous. I hope that helps.