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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
Hi, new member here. Im 52, diagnosed 2010. No medicine. No issues. Then a year ago I had a sciatic nerve (ie-rod in leg feeling) issue & lower back pain. A few mths later I had a multiple fractures from my neck to tail bone. 6mths ago had kyphoplasty on 3 thorasic,3 lumbar. DXA -5.6 spine, -4.0 both hips. Been on tymlos 4 mths. I'm Wondering if any of you have experienced this pain. Feels like I've been wearing a corset but with the ribs crushing downwards towards hips. I have yet to… read more
Has anyone on here had an early menopause due to a hysterectomy and now suffers osteoporosis or osteopenia?
My fingers are starting to go crooked, I have pain in both index fingers, ring fingers. Also now I have ache in my thumb. Dr said it looks like ostio. They have never tested for anything. I have never had an answer. I am getting lumps on first joints also. Can they do blood test to say what this is? Thank you