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  • 1 day 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?
  • 14 days 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....
  • 14 days 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.
  • 15 days 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....
  • 16 days ago

    osteo

    what are the "long term" effects of taking fosamax
  • 18 days 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....
  • 18 days ago

    Forteo

    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?
  • 18 days ago

    Ultrasound of heel

    I had an ultra sound of my heel for osteoporosis. T- score was 2.89= osteoporosis. I had a Dexa Scan that showed a 10 year risk for a major fracture is 7.3 and for a hip fracture 0.39. Osteopenia of the Lumbar spine ( i had lumbar surgery). This region has a slight increased risk of fracture. My conclusion is that the heel ultrasound is worthless and far from accurate. Anyone have a similar story??/
  • 18 days ago

    Have or have I've not got osteopenia/Osteoporosis?

    Hi, I don't know what's going on? Over a yr ago I went for a bone density test (according to the lady whom did the test said that although it's not 100% but it looks normal). But I because I cannot lay flat the test was done on my wrist. I heard nothing until a year later, I received a later from the doctors stating the I've got the above, I was totally confused and went to se my GP. My GP had not seen this result (it must of been filed away), but because of my back pain was getting....
  • 18 days ago

    Lifelong chronic symptoms rapidly reduced after taking potassium. Unknown cause. Would appreciate any theories or ideas!

    I’m very interested in your theories for my undiagnosed condition. I’m a 30 year old male that has suffered from a long list of chronic severe symptoms for most of my life. Dozens of specialists consultations and different tests and treatments have yielded no results. Recently, I tried a potassium gluconate supplement. I experienced rapid and dramatic reduction in all of my symptoms. This effect has been repeatable for 2 months. If I stop the supplementation, the symptoms return within a day. Severe....