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23-Year-Old Osteoporosis Diagnosis... Help!

23-Year-Old Osteoporosis Diagnosis... Help!

hi hi. i'm 23 and was just diagnosed with osteoporosis this week... i am terrified!!
what suggestions do you all have? endocrinologist? rheumatologist?
how frequently do you see your doctor and what is the best advice you have!!
what medication and treatment is most common?

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I choose not to take no drug, in reading all side effects. I has osteoporosis and was approved for Prolia and after researching denied it. For over a year I have been on a vitamin regiment. Zinc,magnesium, calcium, multiple vit,D3,k12,Boden ,vit C and collagen. I take faithfully. I used to not be able to turn my body in bed. In taking them for 2 1/2 I could. I feel like my old self. I also walk. Exercise at least 3 days a week. I totally try to stay away from salt. It's in the food already , I just don't add to it or put salt on food. I'm 68 and people tell me I look in my fifties. I will be getting my scan this year and praying it all has worked. But all we can do is try. I lost my husband 2010 fro pancreatic cancer of 38 yrs and I have 8 grandkids eldest 24 and youngest 3. My mother passed unexpectedly in finding out she had breast cancer and bladder cancer and passed 6 months after my husband. Then my son went through a horrible divorce with 2 kids. I guess what I'm trying to say when life gives us lemons we just do our best to make lemonade. Lol! I will update after I have my scan. Take care!

posted about 1 year ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

You are very young for this! Can you see a Naturopathic Dr. for a second opinion? At 23 they will have you on drugs too long! Read Dr. Susan Brown on line. Educational.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Hey, I know this is an old question but I came across it when I just joined. I am 27 currently and was diagnosed at 25. My latest dexa scan showed slight improvement from my one 2 years ago with supplementing 2× a day with calcium and vitamin d and once a day with magnesium. Not together though. They mess with each other's absorption. The good news is in our 20s we still have a shot at building bone density, especially you at 23. I was told 25-30 is the peak age. Make sure you're eating enough, eat balanced, take supplements, and if you're not getting a period, have a dr find out why asap. Hope you've found some answers in the past few months and if you have, I'd love to hear them, as being diagnosed in your 20s is rare and I'm in the same boat!

posted 9 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Primodanna, are the vitamins you kisted above effective at protecting or restoring density or for pain/other symptoms?

posted about 1 year ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Wow i am new to the site and this is all so helpful! 23 is so young to be diagnosed! You are doing the right thing by asking lots of questions. 👏👏

posted about 1 year ago
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