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  • 14 hours ago

    Fragility fractures with osteoporosis

    I am 29 and have severe osteoporosis caused by chronic anorexia Nervosa. Just in the past two months I have fractured 2 vertebrae and 2 ribs, plus other older fractures. But it’s getting worse. One fracture was from trying to pick up a toddler, and the most recent rib I broke by leaning gently on my kitchen counter. My body is crumbling for no reason. I’m scared to do anything anymore. I know I’ll just keep breaking bones. I’m starting nursing school but I can’t have my bones snapping there so I....
  • 14 hours ago

    Upset about the diagnosis of osteoporosis

    I just turned 72. Until last year, my bone density tests revealed osteopenia. Last year for the first time it revealed age related osteoporosis with some bone loss in my left hip...but not in my spine or right hip. My doctor wanted me to start on Boniva, but I decided to wait until my next test, which is coming up this Saturday. I am generally in good physical health. I am thin, exercise regularly and lead an active life style. I have decided that if the next test shows additional bone loss, I will....
  • 1 month ago

    hyperparathyroidism not mentioned as cause of osteoporosis

    In your recent article and slide show on osteoporosis, you failed to mention hyperparathyroid disease that is a readily surgically correctable, fairly common cause of early onset osteoporosis. More common in women than men, the diagnosis can be made with thorough office clinical evaluation along with blood tests including serum calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) and possibly others.
  • 1 month ago

    CaroleM

    What is the safest medication for osteoporosis?
  • 1 month ago

    Declining bone density while on Reclast

    Age 79 female of Norwegian descent. BMI 24.2. Mother with hip fracture in her 80s. DXA indicates osteoporosis is worsening despite treatment with Fosamax and then Reclast (2018, 2017, 2010, & 2009. I am scheduled for another infusion in March of this year. Report from DXA scan in September 2018 concludes my 10-year fracture risk is 51% for major osteoporotic fracture and 39% for hip fracture. The previous scan in 2016 was 48% and 36%. Daily intake: calcium citrate (1260 mg) and vitamin D 2000....
  • 1 month ago

    Nausea with Osteoporosis

    I’m only taking paracetamol (acetaminophen) and 6 monthly injections of Denosumab But I am in more and more pain and now very susceptible to nausea. Does anyone have nausea? Do you have any ideas of helping it? Many thanks
  • 1 month ago

    Hip surgery

    In November (mid) I dislocated and fractured my left hip. I had a total replacement, and am wondering how long does the hip pain last? I can feel the cold in the replacement and over all I am doing well, as I can get around house with out cane, but do need it out side. It is just the pain I hate asking my doctor for pain pills, even though I do not take them all the time, I try to take Tylenol first, and some times it works. But other times I need the pain pill, does the pain ever go away??
  • 2 months 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....
  • 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....
  • 2 months ago

    Osteoporosis

    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....