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Does the cracking and popping cause you any pain? This article explains why joints sometimes pop or...More
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bonmax pth
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A search of the NOF site shows only one statement concerning strontium citrate, and it's neutral. "Not enough...More
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Do you have any specific stretches that you find particularly helpful? Would love to hear!
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I hope you will be taking one IV the meds Ie Reclast. Prolia is the med of last resort it may cause death!
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To drop from a -2.5 to -3.7 in such a short while is a dramatic loss. You are right to be considering...More
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happened to me also and told dr but got no answer was on Fosamax 4 yrs and taken off 4 months agao and now...More
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Reply: yoga and osteoporosis
Yes, if you and your instructor know how you can safely modify or sit out the particular exercises. These...More
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Reply: Prolia
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I had one injection of Prolia 4 months ago. My only adverse reaction was a rash. Should I get another...More
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Started weekly doses of fosamax 3 weeks ago. Finger joint swollen and painful. Will this go away. Should I be...More
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