I went against my endo's recommendation and choose what I thought to be the least invasive drug with the fewest side effects after I was unable to take Fosamax. I am currently taking Evista, Ca and Vit D but I am scheduled for my second bone scan. I am hoping to have made progress but my doctor is not hopeful. He wants me to choose between Forteo and Tymlos. He says I am not building bone and these are the best options for this issue. I don't want to take any of these drugs… read more
Anyone had success taking turmeric for joint pain and reducing inflammation? Interesting research on it but not sure what to believe.
My body doesn’t seem to absorb vit d even when I was taking 10000units as my level was 17.
I am now on 2000 units daily and still only in the high 20.
I include items that contain vit d in my food,
My density score was T-2.9 when diagnosed year ago at 58
What can I do
I fractured my femur bone, had surgery to implant titanium rods, and took a long time to recover. My diagnosis is Osteoporosis. I take Tums for calcium. I wonder why I wasn’t prescribed something like Forteo. I was told that my condition usually worsens, and I am high risk for more fractures.
Has anyone else been prescribed only Tums?
Since my 5 endplate fractures my spine has shrunk and now my ribs sit inside my hips when I’m on my feet or sitting when I lay down I seem to stretch out a bit I have a small gap between them. It can cause discomfort, vacuuming is the worst ,it becomes quite painful. Is there any treatment for this does any one know. I would see older people with long legs and rather short bodies and hoped I would never end up like this never realising this is what caused it. I used to be 5ft 9 now I am… read more
I refused bone meds out of fear of side effects and have suffered four vertebral fractures and scoliosis. I am miserable and now my oncologist says they probably can’t be fixed by Kyphoplasty because I have discs involved. But I need an MRI and to see a neurosurgeon. I’ve been in a recliner for seven months and I feel my life is over. Can anyone relate or help me?
I took several of the once-per-week treatments (@Actonel, Fosomax, etc.) for over 10 years after I was diagnosed with osteopenia at age 48. I discontinued those treatments in 2013 when I had a dental implant, and did not go back on them because I had already taken them for 10 years. I am now 66 and have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. My doctor says there is no treatment for me now, because I already took the standard treatment for 10 years. Is this true? What kind of specialist should I… read more
I find after my day of housework I am exhausted by 4 pm and ready for bed by 7pm. Anyone experiencing this could u share. Feeling so alone. My spouse gets so tired of me being tired so early in the evening!!
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