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  • seizures, depakote and diabetes

    My daughter is 45yrs old and is mentally disabled. Four yrs. ago she developed Type 2 diabetes. She has been on Depakote for seizures since she was 6yrs old. I feel as though it might have been the Depakene liquid that cause her to have the diabetes. It is a thick sugary syrup. She was on it for 39 years. My concern now is she needs to be on a diabetic drug but we have had a hard time finding one that is compatible with the depakote. Depakote is a dangerous drug and she can never come off it. And....
  • 1 month 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?
  • 2 months 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....
  • 3 months ago

    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....
  • 3 months 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....
  • 3 months 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?
  • 3 months 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.
  • 4 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....
  • 4 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!!
  • 5 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....