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  • 17 days 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....
  • 17 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....
  • 20 days ago

    Diagnosed with Osteoporosis at 40, now 46. Scared of treatment.

    Hi. I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis (DEXA) at 40. I'm now 46 and did not follow any treatment. Always scared of side-effects of medications and stuff I read on the Internet. Results were: Region, DMO (g/cm2), Adult-Young %, Adult-Young Z-Score L1-L4, 0.817, 67, -3.4 Left Femur, 0.686, 62, -2.9 Left Forearm, 0.868, 87, -1.3 That was 6 years ago. I have not repeated the DEXA exam. During the last 6 years, I started to take Vitamin D supplements, since blood tests showed that I had vitamin D deficiency....
  • 20 days ago

    Multiple compression fractures

    I have recently been diagnosed with severe osteoporosis with 7 compression vertebral fractures within an eight week period. I am post menopausal but also a long time user of prednisone. I’ve been on Forteo for five weeks. How long does it take to hope for bone strengthening since on this med.
  • 1 month ago

    Looking for cervical spine MRI feedback

    Cervical Spine MRI Results Background: Severe neck pain, numbness in arms and hands, I get what I call neck headaches. I've already had back fusion 360 surgery (in 2010). MRI Results Findings: There is straightening of the normal cervical lordois, which may be seen with positioning or muscle spasm. Modic Type I and Type II endplate changes at C4-C5.  C2-3: No significant findings. C3-4: Disc desiccation with severe disc narrowing. Moderate uncovertebral spurring and mild facet hypertrophy. 2mm....
  • looking for feedback for MRI results

    these are the impression notes of my Ankle MRI yesterday. I got to see my Dr on Tuesday the 23rd. Any opinions would be appreciated. subtalar impingement as suggested by subcortical cyst at teh angle of gissane early split tear of the peroneous brevis tendon chronic full thickness tear of the anterior talofibular ligament chronic sprain of the calcaneofibular ligament full thickness articular cartilage defects in the tibiotalar joint imaging findings suggestive of subtalar impingement thank you ....
  • 3 months ago


    I have a boniva pill to take once a month but I have read some bad side effects. I was wondering if anyone is taking it and if they have any problems with it. Thank you!
  • 3 months ago


    Has anyone else taken the daily Forteo injecctions?
  • 4 months ago


    My mom is 78, has had osteo for 20+ yrs. She takes D3 & calcium & tests have been o.k but last year it show great loss. She saw an Endocrinologist & she wants her to go on Prolia (says she is at VERY high risk of fracture). She is very afraid of the side affects. When she was first diagnosed she went on one of the daily Rx but stopped because of side affects. It is so hard to decide what to do? I would love to hear from anyone good or bad that have taken it.
  • 4 months ago

    Is it safe to get pregnant with osteoporosis?

    Hi, I'm a 29 yrs old woman with osteoporosis and I was diagnosed at the age of 21. My t-score is -3.4. Is it safe for me to get pregnant with my condition? Will I be able to carry the baby full term?