We asked and you answered! We posted this question: What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you? and hundreds of you took the time to respond.
What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("Just be careful") to the plain unhelpful ("Why don't you eat better?"), advice is hurled at us from friends, family, coworkers, even strangers. While most suggestions are probably well-intentioned, hearing them over and over can make us feel that our condition is minimized and misunderstood.
Some of the most common answers we heard:
- Just be careful.
- Get better soon.
- Maybe you have a low pain threshold...
- Try to lose a little weight.
- Try to get out more.
- Don’t get hooked on pain medication.
- Why don’t you eat better?
- Things will get easier.
Everyone's situation is different and not all of these apply to each person. Tell us: What advice about osteoporosis do YOU wish people would stop telling you?