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Many years ago broke finger while making a sharp turn. Dr noticed fingers looked thin on xray but no advice. Saw...More
Posted by deecie
Fitness/Activity with 26% Bone Loss (Spine)
I was just diagnosed with 26% bone loss in my spine this month, which surprised (and upset!) the heck out...More
Posted by jspartan619
Fosamax and Dental Problems
I have a history of multiple fractured ribs without any corresponding trauma. The last two times were caused...More
Posted by hudes1959
prolia question
I'm getting my third prolia shot in July and will get a bone density test as well. I wonder how long we need...More
Posted by Anon_8202
Osteoporosis
How long is it necessary to get the Prolia shot, I'm on my 3rd one and just wonder how long they require you...More
Posted by sagil1959
Side effect of STOPPING Fosamax
I took 8 weeks of fosamax and weeks 6 and 7 had too many side effects * constipation [3-4 days at a time>...More
Posted by sarasaraff
Is Prolia a good option after Forteo?
I am 61 years old, female, was diagnosed with osteopenia at age 50, lumbar spine T score -0.9 and hip...More
Posted by kayaksandhiking
Please advice 86yr Old Operated on 4 x in two mont...
My Mom 86year old Mom fell in April - because of the fall her hip replacement came out of place and the Dr...More
Posted by pschoe
Natural approach DOES work for strong bones
My physician wanted me to take one of the bone drugs to help my osteoporosis however, I decided to try a...More
Posted by bigshowoff
Any real benefits to a cocktail of supplements?5
Diagnosed with osteoporosis several years ago. Taking alendronate weekly. Of course taking calcium and D...More
Posted by lewlew00
spinal conpression fracture
Has anyone had one and what did you do for treatment
Posted by rozia
Osteoporosis Treatment
I've taken reclast for osteoporosis and have not had a dose since Nov, 2012. I moved and had to change...More
Posted by nodeerhere
Osteoporosis and calcium, vitamin D supplements
I have osteoporosis and I recently went to a new internist. In discussing my bone health, this doctor...More
Posted by nodeerhere
Help with Osteoporosis
I have osteoporosis and want to go the natural route for help. I am currently taking Bone Strength, but...More
Posted by chilly67
Osteoporosis
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Thyroid Disease
I have been sruggling with thyroid issues for over 30 years. Doctors do not agree on what a good level is and...More
Posted by chabby
CTX blood test and bisphosphonates
Hi everyone! I did some research and found out that I could ask my Doctor about doing some blood work...More
Posted by miraclegirl1977
Radial/ulnar fusion
I am happy to know that I am not the only one with this condition. I am 45 and have learned to adapt over...More
Posted by debbyd001
evista
my doctor just prescribed me ,Evista ,,, just read the side effects .just wanted some feed back on it .has...More
Posted by carolineb177
dexa scan
What does it mean when the Dr. says your spine is off the chart and you must have a spine of steel?
Posted by An_256309
Broken Rib
I've broken the same rib five times it wont heal right I was reaching over some pieces of wood and it popped...More
Posted by An_256239
Preventative Measures, Early Diagnosis and Treatme...
The forum has a lot of very informative, helpful and supportive posts about osteoporsis. If you suffer from...More
Posted by An_256199

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