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  • 16 hours 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....
  • 6 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?
  • 8 days ago

    Osteoporosis and Hypothyroidism

    I've been living with Hypothyroidism since the 80's. I'm 56 now and have now developed a torn rotator cuff and bone separation in my shoulders and wrist. My doctor suggested surgery replacement for the shoulder and injections for my wrist. I feel I'm doomed to a life of pain. Are there any options.
  • 11 days ago

    What is wrong with my pinky toe

    I have had this horn shaped hardness on the end of my toe now for a year. I have tried everything but surgery to remove it. I have no clue what it is can someone please tell me. It hurts it is big and pointy and hard.

  • 17 days 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
  • 24 days 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

    Orthopeadic question

    My question is my grandfather has tripped and suffered a fracture in the pelvis which is he's suffering cause its too painful and his toe is already numb and squishy can feel them but he can feel the other parts except his toe which is already swollen
  • 1 month ago

    Dexa bone density scan and VFA, 2 spinal compression fractures

    I am 60 yo, post-menopausal woman. Long time RA (possible AS?) patient and long time prednisone user, plus lung cancer survivor. Had a bone density scan and results were osteopenia (-0.9, -2.1, -1.1 for total femur mean, femur hip, and AP spine). The tech said I was a candidate for the new VFA and it showed two fractures - grade I in T5 and grade II in T6. I have had neck, back and hip pain for more than a year. Cervical MRI done 9 mos ago showed bone spurs and compression in C5-6 and C6-7. I am....
  • 2 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.
  • 2 months ago

    osteoporosis information

    I have been diagnosed with very severe Osteoporosis 20 years ago and now that I am post menopausal it is getting worse (6.2) if that is even possible. I had for the first time 2 fractures last year which was devastating. I have declined meds and Forteo because of my medication sensitivities and fear since it is black boxed for causing cancer in mice after two years. My family is riddled with cancer and I did not want to take any chances. I recently heard about a new option for exercise using what....