I was diagnosed today. I haven’t stopped crying. I have been a very healthy person. I’m scared after reading about the side effects of all those medications. I wonder if there are people who have decided not to take any medication and treat it just with a good diet and exercise. Is that a good idea?
I choose not to take the medications, too many side effects for me, I am focusing on healing my body on the inside
Hi Sandra, there is lots of information on supplements to improve bone health. As I did my research (also newly diagnosed) it was interesting to read what vitamins/minerals should not be taken together and which should (for optimal benefits). Many others on this site have had pretty incredible results from taking supplements + diet + exercise. Osteoporosis can be reverted to osteopenia. That's what I'm working towards!
Sandra i have had osteoarthritis for 30 years and osteoporosis for over 10 years. It is only in the last 6 months I have started taking a drug for my osteoporosis as I now have skinny bones and have a higher risk of fracture. I walk every day. Do figure 8 exercises and weights to build up strength. I try to keep busy to take my mind off it. Exercise and a healthy diet is way to go
I was very recently diagnosed and I’ve been very upset too. I also fear the side effects of the medications. I too am in excellent health. I’ve been researching what kind of doctor to see to help me navigate this nightmare. Today things turned around. I had lunch with a good friend and told her about my diagnosis. Her response “ Who doesn’t have osteoporosis at our age. I was diagnosed years ago. I’m just not worried about it”. She never went for treatment or took medication and she has been just fine. I probably have had this for awhile and I’ve been just fine. I even slipped and fell a couple of times at the school where I worked (something one of the children spilled on the floor) and barely had a bruise. My plan is not to worry about, take my vitamin D and calcium, and start a light weight workout. I’ve been practicing yoga for years. I am not going down the medication/side effect rabbit hole. I’m just going to continue enjoying my healthy wonderful life. I hope this helps.
More I research, the more determined I am to beat this naturally. Last night I read this study of how Alendronate, not only inhibits bone resorption, but may also suppress bone turnover!
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