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  • 14 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 tech....my 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....
  • 8 days 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
  • 17 days 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....
  • 26 days 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.
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Bone density

    What are the benefits or drawbacks to a 90-year-old female with no history of osteopenia or osteoporosis having a bone density test? Or would a test be recommended at this age?
  • 1 month ago

    Osteoporosis

    I recently had a bone scan and have full blown osteoporosis. I've been trying to read a great deal. It is very scary because I don't think there is truly a good treatment for it. I am about to make an appointment with an endocrinologist to see what they have to say. A few years ago a doctor wanted me to take Forteo but I refused but now my T scores are worse and I am at high risk for fractures. Any information would be helpful if you are willing.
  • 1 month ago

    38 yr old male. Osteoporosis. Lyme disease??

    I was diagnosed with osteoporosis when I was 34. I am very active and in good shape. While struggling to find answers and never getting a root cause, I feel like I should be tested for lyme disease. Many of the symptoms I have had for many years fit into lyme disease symptoms. They include joint pain, fatigue, memory problems, brain fog, anxiety, depression. Has anyone had experience with lyme disease and where the best place is to get tested? I read that 56% of people that have lyme disease test....
  • 1 month ago

    osteo

    what are the "long term" effects of taking fosamax
  • 1 month ago

    Which drug should I use? Prolia or Reclast

    I have been Breast Cancer free for 1 1/2 year. No Chemo or radiation but I do have to take Exemestane 25 mg for the next 5 years. I already have osteopenia, so my Oncologist wanted to give me Prolia for 2 years. The first shot was fine, but after the 2nd shot, my body didn't react well, especially the pain levels in my joints. Felt 100 years old. I'm 67 and have always been very active but after refusing the 3rd Prolia shot ,I know I'm going to have to have some kind of Protocol for my....