Osteoporosis

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I just had my second bone density and was advised two sites are improved, but my left forearm worsened considerably. Is that normal?

I just had my second bone density and was advised two sites are improved, but my left forearm worsened considerably. Is that normal?

I have seen an arthritis/osteoporosis specialist regarding my diagnosis. Because I have osteoarthritis also, affecting my knees, left elbow, and especially my hands, the doctors primary focus was decreasing inflammation so calcium is not pulled from my bones to combat this. I have followed their directions as good as I can as far as taking the supplements they suggest (fish oil,… read more

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I don’t know why - but you could try water bottles as arm weights to strengthen your arms. Start with 500ml ones and work up to 750ml! Maybe worth a… read more

posted 21 days ago
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I have heard that having a Prolia injection every 6 months is not the most effective treatment for osteoporosis. Not sure what to take this.

I have heard that having a Prolia injection every 6 months is not the most effective treatment for osteoporosis. Not sure what to take this.

I watched a segment on Youtube by a Doctor who claims that Prolia prevents osteoclasts from clearing away the old bone and subsequently the osteoblasts form new bone on old bones which makes them more brittle. He claims that research indicates that if this medication is take for five or more years there will be a higher risk of bone fracture.

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Sorry Suzanne, just saw post. All vegetables and greens are alkalising foods and unfortunately, all meat, chicken, dairy and fish are acidic. However,… read more

posted 3 months ago
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Can you experience days of feeling unwell/ illness with Osteoporosis?

Can you experience days of feeling unwell/ illness with Osteoporosis?

Have days where you just don't feel well at all, like you're coming down with something but you don't, you're just unwell.

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Yes I have days that I feel ill. There’s no explaining exactly what it is. On those days when I’m in my bed I feel that I might not wake up. It’s like… read more

posted 2 months ago
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What form of exercise can I take

What form of exercise can I take

I'm afraid of doing anything except walking and swimming for fear of hurting myself, but I get bored with these. My osteoporosis is mild in my spine and moderate in my hips. I've had two crush fractures. My back can be extremely painful. I've tried Pilates and yoga, but some of the excersises really hurt my upper back, so I end up not doing anything! I used to love cycling, but I've lost all my confidence and can't balance anymore as I'm so scared of falling off.

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Use a stationary bike, then you won't have to worry about falling. Incumbent bike is best and most comfortable.

posted about 2 months ago
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Hi I’m from the uk 🇬🇧 anyone else from the uk 🇬🇧

Hi I’m from the uk 🇬🇧 anyone else from the uk 🇬🇧

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Hi RitaWilliams and AnneIngham I'm from Carrickfergus , Northern Ireland , lovely to meet you both , Anne do you have a link or website address for the… read more

posted 6 months ago
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Forteo--Teriparatide - should I or should I not-questioning the drug? Wondering about the bone cancer.

Forteo--Teriparatide - should I or should I not-questioning the drug? Wondering about the bone cancer.

I am 56. Osteoporosis runs in the family. I was diagnosed two years ago at the age of 54 with a T-Scan of -3.3 in the lower spine. I tried Fosmax and everything hurt and jumped off after a few months. At that time I discovered a wonderful gym here in Florida that has a bone building program. My T-Scan has remained the same after two years of working out and a change of diet. However, my doctor (and this is the… read more

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Been on Prolia 3 years now, no probs. However, I wonder what comes next after the 5-year period recommended for me. I have heard whispers of rebound… read more

posted 2 months ago
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Is there any treatment or help I can get to release the nerve

Is there any treatment or help I can get to release the nerve

I have degenerative osteoarthritis of my Lower spine which has caused sciatica to my right leg , the pain is unbearable especially in the mornings, I’ve tried stretches and am quite active but it seems that after I relax the pain gets worse , it’s been going on for 5 months now sometimes it wakes me up during the night

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I have an epidural every 3-4 mos. They assure me the amount of steroid given is not enough to worsen the osteoporosis. I took opiates for years but… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Has anyone tried CBD oil for osteoporosis?

Has anyone tried CBD oil for osteoporosis?

I have been prescribed by a medical doctor and find it helps with anxiety, pain and elevates my mood. It is also reportedly promotes bone growth. I am still taking my Actonel but have been on CBD since June, 2018.

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

The cream really helps the pain in my fingers

posted 16 days ago
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Any tips on shoes?

Any tips on shoes?

I’m often wearing well supported gym shoes but today put on my Birkenstock sandles. They hug the feet beautifully but I can almost feel the jarring up my back walking.
Any suggestions what to look for with shoes when have OA & OP? Anyone use inner soles?

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A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I got them at Foot Solutions. I cannot wear shoes that confine my foot because of the neuropathy, and I have to have a really good arch because of the… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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