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osteoporosis and medication
I am a heathy 67 yr old fit woman recovering from a hip fracture which required open reduction internal...More
Posted by oceanrower
Treatment options for a 46 year old male
I haven't broken anything, also no family history but these are my T-scores: Spine -3.0 Total Hip -1.8...More
Posted by ssr30
Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked?
"Although the reason for the connection isn't clear, osteoporosis and sudden, temporary hearing loss often...More
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Reply: High Left Clavicle Fracture, Surgery Required? (X-...
It didn't heal on its own and I still haven't gotten surgery. For the most part it's not noticeable, but I...More
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I had my first infusion Feb. 2013. In April of that year I developed my first kidney stone. With every...More
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Reply: Prolia vs Reclast
I decided to go with the Reclast and had my first infusion four days ago. Everything went pretty well -...More
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Reply: Reclast, Prolia or Boniva???? Help!
Here's the thing about websites like this. The majority of people who respond are those who had true or...More
Posted by bonebabe
Reply: Acid reflux & osteoporosis meds.
Actonel, Boniva, Fosamax and Reclast are all bisphosphonates. Reclast is given in an annual IV injection....More
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Reply: prolio
I am in a similar situation as you, though I am 71 vs your 59. I took Fosamax for about 10 years without any...More
Posted by jo1344
Reply: vitamin d
If your blood test shows your Vit D levels are low, your doctor will usually prescribe a booster dose of...More
Posted by bonebabe
Reply: Vitamin D
Have your blood tested for vitamin D3
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Reply: Prolia
Prolia normally is the last resort.
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Reply: detecting
You must have ax ray scan. FDA recommends that men at 70 should be tested. Also only 20 percent of men get the...More
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Reclast IV
An interesting site regarding people who have used Reclast including me. First day my chest hurt. Doctor never...More
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Reply: Medication denied by Cigna
I think they're denying Binosto because it's a new medication and patents are still pending. It's pretty...More
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Reply: Side effect of STOPPING Fosamax
Hi I read your story I snapped my femur bone 2013 I was on Boniva, alendronate three years prior to my femur...More
Posted by alladin22
Reply: Boniva side effects
The stories about subtrochanteric femur fractures are not quite complete. The information from them is coming...More
Posted by bonebabe
We don't know enough about your scan results or history to weigh in on your dilemma. Your doctor is correct....More
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Reply: Good sources of dietary calcium (other than milk) ...
All good choices. Also many foods now have calcium added or just naturally. The trick is to look at the food...More
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Reply: Calium intake
Women need 1200 mg of calcium a day. Because the body can only absorb about 600 mg at a time, it can be tricky...More
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Reply: Reclast vs Prolia
I have not had a fracture thank goodness. I am not on any estrogen because my family has too much female...More
Posted by walkgirl
Reply: Reclast vs. Prolia
There are clinical trials using Reclast and I think Prolia, but they are only about 4 months into the tests....More
Posted by gonzal13
long term use of Raloxifene
I have been taking Raloxifene (first as Evista and now as generic) for over 10 years. The only side effect for...More
Posted by newbie63
Reply: Prolia
The good news is that you don't have severe osteoporosis. You have osteoporosis. A -2.5 in an otherwise...More
Posted by bonebabe
Osteoporosis, wrist fracture and surgery
Hi, I am 36 years old and have osteoporosis, which showed in a dexa scan. Last week, I broke my wrist and...More
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Reply: Advocare Spark and caffiene
Advocare Spark is an energy drink. I can't see any correlation between it and osteoporosis. Why would you...More
Posted by bonebabe
IBS, UTI and Prolea
I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis a few years ago. I am very active and have used Hormone replacement compounds...More
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Reply: Change in medication needed?
Based on the information you've given, if I were you, I'd go back on the Fosamax. It appears you had a good...More
Posted by bonebabe
Exercise is Very beneficial
Hi. I am new to this site. I was diagnosed via Dexa Scan with osteopenia in 2011. In 2013 the femoral head...More
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Reply: ulna and radius fused together
Hi there. My bones are fused at the elbow and I've been like it all my life. My palms are faced down so to...More
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