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  • 8 days ago

    Reclast or Prolia? Have to decide in the next few!

    Hi there, I am 54 years old and was diagnosed with Osteoporosis 3 1/2 years ago. I didn't take any meds (I was afraid) for the first year, then I took Evista for 2 years. I recently had a second dexascan and my numbers did not improve and some got a bit worse. My Gyno sent me to a Rheumatologist and this doctor suggested discontinuing the Evista and instead taking Reclast or Prolia. I have severe acid reflux and cannot take any of the other oral drugs. My T scores for my last scan were Lumbar....
  • 18 days ago


    I have had osteoporosis for about 10 years was diagnosed after I fractured my spine from trying to keep my mother in law from falling. I lived a healthy lifestyle or at least I thought. However I did learn I was at a greater risk because I had a hysterectomy at the age of 27 due to bleeding problems with my period and went through menopause early. I couldn't take hormones due to risk of breast cancer. But I was at a greater risk because my mom broke both her hips which is something my rheumatologist....
  • 18 days ago


    Recently saw an endrocrinologist for my osteoporosis. He wants me to start on Forteo which is a daily injection that I would give myself. I am so, so scared to start this drug. I have read a lot of bad reviews on it. Is anyone out there taking this drug & if so how is it affecting you?
  • 29 days ago

    Help...I'm freaking out over bone density test!

    Help...I just had a bone density test and it's showing I'm osteoporotic (score of -3 according to the radiology ob-gyn has not reviewed it with me yet). I'm only 53 and otherwise in perfect health!. I am completely freaking out now, afraid I'll be labeled as osteoporotic (with no idea what implications that will have) and doomed to a life of cifosis and compression fractures. I have absolutely no fracture history. I was drastically underweight for a brief time as a teenager....
  • 1 month ago

    What Weight Bearing Exercise is

    I see many posters saying they've either started or will be starting to use weights in their battle against bone loss. I believe there's some confusion about what weight bearing exercise is. I worked for the past 21 years in a hospital based nationally accredited osteoporosis center. My job was to facilitate our rehab program and do community education. To put it simply, weight bearing exercise is anything you do on your feet. Walking is the best and we high recommend it. It does not mean....
  • 1 month ago

    type of professional best suited to review bone density scans

    I am 83 yo, and have had bone density scans for the past 8 years, I am confused by some of the information and would like to know what type of doctor (MD or PhD) is most qualified to take all of my history into account in order to recommend a course of treatment. Thank you.
  • 1 month ago

    Foot pain

    I have severe pain on bottom of my foot by my last 3 toes. It usually flairs up when I am barefoot on tile, wood floors. Sometimes it gets to where I can’t hardly walk on foot. What is this and any solutions to help treat it?
  • 1 month ago

    Osteoarthritis of back and knee

    I have osteoarthritis where one lumber vertebra slipped forward over another and the disc is bulging. I have osteo of the knee and doctor wants to do knee surgery. So far I've managed without surgery. I also have fibromyalgia. I am going to see another specialist in May for an injection in the lumbar region of the spine. My question is: I just don't have the umph to do my regular daily chores. I may get one or two done, but that's about it. I'm on thyroid med, low dose of high blood....
  • 1 month ago

    Landed on foot

    Long story short I was sneaking out of my house, hopped a 6 foot fence and landed on my ankle in a twisted position. What does this look like, a sprained ankle? Or should I be concerned and seek medical attention. I got good insurance but don't want to seek help if unnecessary. Thanks
  • 2 months ago

    re: low bone density...from Jane , age 65

    After BrCa treatments for estrogren + in 1997-98, I was treated with many drugs (fosamax, prolia to name a couple) to combat my osteopenia. I exercised, did wt lifts, walking, calcium supplements ...not much improvement. After a vacation from bone building prescription drugs for a couple of years, I was prescribed yet again a new oral drug Actavis-Risedronate Sodium to help my bones as I was 63. After about 5 months of faithfully taking this med, I started to have severe bone/joint pain and was limited....