• 8 months ago

    TScore -3.7

    My T-Score is -3.7 in my lumber spine and slightly better in my hips. I am extremely sensitive to all kinds of drugs - I am one of that handful of people the drugs ads talk about in their warnings of dire reactions. I am seeing an endocrinologist in two weeks to discuss options. Any advice?

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  • 7 months ago

    RE: TScore -3.7

    I assume by now you've seen the endo. As you only reported your T-score, I can't really assess your situation. Age? Menopause? Hormone therapy? Fractures? Family history of hip fracture? Drink more than 3 alcoholic drinks a day? Prednisone use for more than 12 weeks? On your feet less than 4 hours a day? What you're looking for is your risk for fracturing. All of these questions indicate a risk. When evaluated, along with your T-score, your doctor can recommend a treatment plan. That said - I would predict that you would be put on a medication with a T-score of -3.7.

    If so, be sure to get 1200 mg of calcium each day. Take 600 mg at lunch and 600 mg at supper. Also 1000 IU of Vit D. The medication you take needs these "helpers" to work.

    Also walk at least 1/2 hour a day 3x/week. No running. No bending forward at the waist or side to side twisting of the spine.

    The National Osteoporosis Foundation (www.nof.org) has a wonderful website with all kinds of good verified information.