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  • 7 months ago

    Dr. cant tell if Fosamax causing more IBS because I have it. Change to infusion?

    I have had IBS-D for years which now became IBS C&D. On Fosamax for 3 months now and we cant tell if it causing side effect bowel issues. Dr. wants to try a once a year infusion because it bypasses the stomach. Would this mean that if there was a side effect, it would last a year? Im wondering if I should put up with my belly symptoms (constipation, then urgent diareah). Thoughts?
  • 8 months ago

    Just diagnosed

    Just diagnosed with a 3.5 and am having a hard time leaving my house I’ve become so scared. I haven’t started any treatment yet, so frightened of side effects. I need some help and support to keep on going.
  • 8 months ago

    Normal bone density scan, so then why...

    I'm 58 y/o, post-menopausal, and had my first DEXA bone density scan a few months ago. Said my bone density was good and was what to be expected in a woman my age. Thought it curious though; in the letter I received from the office, they recommended I consume 1500 to 2000 mg of calcium daily. That would be an increase from the twice daily, 500 mg doses I have been taking since what seems like forever (probably since I hit menopause 7 years ago). Everything I've read says you shouldn't....
  • 9 months 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....
  • over 1 year ago


    I used to be in a similar situation after suffering from a torn ligament due to a road accident. I was really afraid to get back on track for months after the doctor certified that I was fit to be active again. However, I learnt that I needed to push myself slowly, but surely, in order to train my body back in order for my body not to deteriorate even worst.
  • over 1 year ago

    Osteoporosis with spinal fractures

    Is it normal to get more spinal fractures after kyphoplasty
  • over 1 year ago

    Barbotage (Non Surgical Bone Spur Treatment)

    Does anyone have any experience with the following treatment for bone spurs? The area is numbed and then a needle is placed under ultrasound guidance to break up the bone spur. The spur is then naturally reabsorbed by the body and the joint can now move freely. This is a great example of how stem cell therapy can be combined with advanced image guided needle techniques to help restore normal joint function.
  • over 1 year ago

    Does osteoporosis cause cysts in your uterus

    I have a cyst in my cervix that was found last year and I keep having recurring UTIs.
  • over 1 year 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....
  • over 1 year 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.