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Calcitriol

Calcitriol

Does anyone use this for their osteoporosis?

I was diagnosed at 42 which was 2 years ago. Caused by to my knowledge ppi use, steroids, being very slim and other health issues. I put on 5 kgs since my scan in 2016 but still slim and had a scan this August hoping, as did my consultant, that my condition had improved. Sadly it's deteriorated in my hips and moreso in my spine.

I was initially sent for my dexa scan due to my medical history and three fractures in 6 months- one cough fracture in… read more

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

We all react differently to drugs. Who knows what causes what

posted 7 months ago

Do Compression Fractures Of The Vertebrae Really Heal?

Do Compression Fractures Of The Vertebrae Really Heal?

I have been diagnosed with 2 compression fractures one of T7 and L4 over a year ago, T7 still causes me pain especially when I'm on my feet for extended periods of time and when I perform house cleaning jobs such as vacuuming and mopping floors. I work in retail so I have no alternative but to be on my feet for 7 to 8 hours a day. Everything I've read said they should heal within 6 to 8 weeks but I just dont that is my case. Any feed back is welcome!

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Thats great that you have not had any new fractures ... Are you able to bend and twist in your spine? I am still trying to not take meds, so I use a grabber to reach things on the floor. and I exercisread more

posted less than a minute ago

What Treatments Are Any Of You Taking And Are You Happy With The Results?

What Treatments Are Any Of You Taking And Are You Happy With The Results?

So far I've been taking various OTC supplements only - none of the many prescription treatments. My T score has moved from -5.0 in 2017 to -4.3 recently. My doctor now thinks I should start some treatment, but I'm hesitant because of the many potential side effects. I'm wondering if anyone here has been taking treatments and happy with them regarding side effects. I would like very much to hear what treatments and what level of success any of you are having that might influence my decision… read more

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Dear Pura, Let me know if you want any more information. You sound like such an intelligent lady. I do eat a lot of yogurt and drink kefir every day and take probiotics. I know some people on… read more

posted 6 months ago

Osteoporsis Diagnosis

Osteoporsis Diagnosis

I want to know if anyone in this group never had a symptom that you have Osteoporosis . I never suffered but my doctor has for a bone density which showed that I have Osteoporosis. I have fallen all my life and never broke a bone. I was born with a connective tissue disorder. My doctor tells me it is because I have not fallen in a particular way to cause a fall. I just want to see if any of you never had a broken bone after a fall. My doctor put me on Alendronate Sodium 70mg. I… read more

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Hi LindaHudick,
I would google Letrozole.
Cheers Josie Doherty

posted 3 months ago

Diagnosed With Osteoporosis

Diagnosed With Osteoporosis

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?
Thanks,

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Hello,

I honestly believe all of us cried when we were diagnosed with the big O, I know I did. I too have always been a healthy woman who does not take any medications. After reading the many Severe… read more

posted about 18 hours ago

Fortes Injections

Fortes Injections

My Endocrinologist wants me to take Forteo for 2 years by injection everyday as a bone builder. I am eligible through the Government as I had A femoral fracture due to the medication I was taking. My Doctor has to make application on my behalf to put me on the program. Side effects dizziness, leg cramps, soreness due to the injections. I would like your input on this program. Thank you.

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I don’t have any private insurance only what is covered the the Government. If I am warranted coverage it free other that that I have to pay out of pocket $1.000.00 a month. So far I’m holding my… read more

posted 8 months ago

Abdominal Discomfort

Abdominal Discomfort

thoracic compression fractures causing much discomfort under ribs / top of distended abdomen: constipation also
With lower ribs pressing on top of pelvic bone
Other than stretches / physio exercises anything I can do about it?
Feels that a well fitted back support would help ?
I am 81. Was very fit before fractures occurred

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I would be able to do more walking but am sole carer for my 93 year old husband soo out walks are short and slow but FUN ! Thanks for suggestions I will follow up

posted 12 days ago

Exercise

Exercise

I have osteoporosis in my spine and a specialist nurse here in Aberdeen told me not to do yoga or Pilates that the only thing she would recommend is tai chi for balance I have had two fractures within 11 months of fractured wrist and a fractured shoulder also I am filling up forms And some people class it as a chronic illness and others don’t what do others think

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Hi. Personally I'm much better since starting yoga over a year ago. I've wedge fractures and scoliosis due to them and my back pain is much reduced. My pelvis and hips are much more free too. Our… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Has Anyone Tried Algaecal?

Has Anyone Tried Algaecal?

Does it work? Has anyone ever heard of this....that calcium pills are just ground up rock? Can we digest this? Will this clog my arteries?

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I walk 4 miles every day with two friends early in the morning, and I really enjoy walking

posted 7 months ago