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  • 11 days ago

    Osteoporosis

    My Dr prescribed Forteo for me, but my Alk/phosphate is 129, and I was told that my bone density number was 55.65, how is this possible?
  • 18 days ago

    Dead muscles, originally bone dislocation.

    Hi, I am posting in great hope that a specialist may be able to help advise me. I have lived with the condition a little less than 5 years now after a motorcycle accident which at the time, only dislocated my left shoulder. Now I am a 24 year old male living with a dead left shoulder. By dead I mean there is no muscle growth or response in my deltoid muscle, as far as I can tell anyway. I can always feel the outer muscles clearly with discomfort which I have grown to live with (collarbone/trapezius....
  • thoughts On Fosamax!

    My MD told me I have osteoporosis and that he needed to put me on fosamax asap. Well I know a few women who take this drug and they have developed some medical problems that seem to be typical side effects for this particular drug. teeth falling out etc I read about them online some are super bad side effects. so I told him no thank you ,I am going to attempt to do my bone building the old fashioned way by doing some weight training with barbells for my arms and for my body I am using a weight vest....
  • 28 days ago

    Esophagus burning and taking Fosamax as directed, what should I do?

    My mom is taking Fosamax [Alendronic Acid], she is taking it exactly as directed and is still getting terriible burning in her esophagus. She is really suffering. She says there are no alternative medications she can switch to. Are there any remedys she can take to help ease the burning in her esophagus? Supplements, Vitamins, anything like that? Any help anyone can give me would be greatle appreciated, as i Said, she is really suffering Thanks in Advance!!
  • 1 month ago

    What You Should Know About Osteoporosis Medications

    When it comes to osteoporosis meds, you have a lot of options, so it helps to know the landscape. Here’s a quick run-down on osteoporosis medications that are out there and how to work with your doctor to determine which (if any) may be right for you: http://wb.md/2lnjql1 Do you have experience with any of these medications? We’d love to hear your story!
  • NO MAGIC BULLET FOR BONE

    I was reading a comment where some person advises fortea or some such biophosphate for bones but lately I,ve read that they have some negative side effects. I do believe in the natural approach to health and so you must eat the right things to keep bones strong and healthy greens fresh veggies fruits and you must do weight workouts with either dumbbells or get a wt vest like I use , it has helped my bones very much to be stronger and its easy to use try the nyknyc vest it looks nice - no suicide....
  • 1 month ago

    ?broken hand

    I fell at work and landed on top of my right hand. Having broken my hand bones before i was sure it was broken with immediate excessive localised swelling and bruising. I still have extensive swelling and bruising from middle finger to wrist and out to little finger, bruising goes half way down all the 3 fingers and there is a large swollen lump between 4th & 5th metacarpal and underneath my ring finger & I can't bend 4th and 5th fingers but xray showed nothing. Likelihood of # not showing....
  • 1 month ago

    Do I need to get a bone density test?

    I'm nearing menopause age and am wondering if I should be asking my doctor about getting a bone density test. Or is this something that they just schedule when the time is right? I know that menopause can speed up bone loss and I want to catch any problems that I might have in the beginning so I can do something about it. I definitely don't want to wait until I break a bone. Are there other things I should be asking my doctor about now?
  • 1 month ago

    Dexa scan images

    Diagnosed with osteopenia 3 yrs ago. Had second dexa scan 2 days ago and there were a lot of bright spots and bright linings on bone. Anyone know what the bright spots mean? I'm waiting for my results.
  • 2 months ago

    Bone Density Scan

    I am only 35....I was diagnosed with osteopenia at around 23 by a bone density scan....2 months ago I tripped over a suitcase handle and twisted my ankle....Instead of my normal sprain or strain I usually do when I fall, I have poor balance, I snapped my tibia and fibula so bad I need pin, a plate and screws put in and 2 months later I am still non-weight bearing. I had another bone density test and it says I still only have osteopenia. I am now wondering though....Does the scan take in account that....