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  • 2 months ago

    Osteoporosis

    69 y.o. male, discovered osteoporosis 2009. Taking calcium, Vitamin D, testosterone injections, alendronate, and still the density levels are decreasing. Being followed by primary physician and rheumatologist. Afraid of fracturing when attempting any exercise. Any suggestions?? Thanks!!
  • 3 months ago

    osteochondroma question

    Hi everyone. I'm a 15 year old male that has been diagnosed with osteochondroma for a while now. Since I was 13. I am almost 16 so its been 3 years. I have been to many MRI scans and x-rays. The last specialist that I went to said that it will go away in about a year or 2. Yet it hasn't gone away it has grown... Today I went to another orthopedic specialist and he recommended me to another mri and x-ray. I got my x-ray done and am waiting for Mri appointment. He said that after he takes a....
  • 3 months ago

    osteoporosis and sexual activity

    Is anyone aware of any studies regarding restrictions to sexual activity (positions, etc) if one has osteoporosis?
  • 3 months ago

    Osteoporosis

    I was told I have osteoporosis and Ms. Right now I'm experiencing swelling in my legs. I was given 2 diuretics. Is this natural for osteoporosis. I'm supposed to see a rheumatologist soon. Is their anything to do before then?
  • 3 months ago

    Osteoporosis

    Female, age 60, diagnosed age 58, but two doctors said, gosh your calcium is good so you're fine. By 59, Kyphosis and sclerosis. My spine had the classic dowager's hump and was actually turning so the back of my spine was face front. To say the least, this was not comfortable. My doctor prescribed Prolia, gave me the shot, and then gave me the patient information. There is some evidence that this drug is an immune system suppressant, which I cannot have, so for me, it was good news and bad....
  • 3 months ago

    Trying to figure out why I can't get Strontium any longer

    When I had osteopenia I used to read these boards a lot and still have many pages of posts that I kept. I so appreciated all the information. Back in 2007 I had been prescribed Boniva but instead opted to try strontium citrate. I have now taken strontium for a number of years and my T-scores have greatly improved. I recently went to order some more strontium and found that the product I used was discontinued. Does anyone here know why?
  • 4 months ago

    32 yr old Bariatric Surgery Patient with Osteoporosis

    Hi, I had a Duodenal Switch (weight loss surgery) 9.5 years ago (May 2007). This affects my ability to absorb vitamins, fats and minerals (I think I read somewhere with a 75cm common channel (the working bit of my small intestine) I will only absorb 25% of everything I orally take). I've lost 11 stone and I'll be on various supplements for the rest of my life including large doses of calcium and vit D. I have to have B12 injections every 3 months (looking forward to my "fix" on....
  • 4 months ago

    11 Things to Avoid for Bone Health

    From too much salt to overdoing it on some drinks, see which lifestyle choices could be bad for your bones: http://wb.md/2fmIx1s What lifestyle changes have you made to better your bone health? Sign in or sign up to join the conversation.
  • 4 months ago

    Age 51, T score -5.5

    I just got my dead scan results and my t score is -5.5 for both hip and spine. Now what? I had a sever reaction to fosamax years ago and have tried forteo also years ago. I'm afraid to even move. Running and fitness was always my passion. Now I'm afraid I'm going to crumble. Help? Thanks in advance.
  • 4 months ago

    Scared to start exercising again...

    I've recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis after a break in my lower leg during a workout bootcamp class. I'm all healed up now but I'm hesitant to get back to working out. I'm afraid to do anything too strenuous because I don't want to go through that ordeal again. Before the break I was a very active person. I did bootcamp twice a week, was in a tennis league and went on long walks almost daily. A friend suggested I try yoga, and I've been doing that without problem....