Osteoporosis

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How did you choose your treatment?

How did you choose your treatment?

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

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I’ve been taking Prolia for years and was never told to drink extra water at any time. Hmmm ... wish I knew.

posted 8 days ago
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Turmeric

Turmeric

Anyone had success taking turmeric for joint pain and reducing inflammation? Interesting research on it but not sure what to believe.

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

black pepper?

posted 1 day ago
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Calcium and vitamin D

Calcium and vitamin D

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

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I mean blood test this week

posted 10 days ago
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Forteo

Forteo

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?

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Awaiting your answer in 6 weeks. I must admit, I have rarely found natural or homeopathic remedies effective.

posted 3 months ago
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Ribs sit inside of hips

Ribs sit inside of hips

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

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Good early morning DeniseBernard, it is 2.43am here in Australia I am on the East Coast in north eastern Queensland.about half way up the coastline.

I… read more

posted 9 days ago
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Has Anyone Experienced Vertebral Fractures and Scoliosis?

Has Anyone Experienced Vertebral Fractures and Scoliosis?

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?

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Sending you prayers that you get the help you need. As the fractures heal, I hope you will have less pain. Pain does drag you down!

posted 7 days ago
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osteoporosis treatment

osteoporosis treatment

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

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

You should My an appointment with an Endocrinologist.

posted 17 days ago
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Does anybody have pain and more tired after 4pm?

Does anybody have pain and more tired after 4pm?

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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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I am exhausted most early evenings thought it was me being lazy

posted 11 days ago
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