Boy, I wish I had known the damage, going on in my body. I've written in here before, but, After reading the previous story on "Osteoporosis Impacting" one's body, she sure got off easy! Unfortunately, I have a disease that went undiagnosed for years. Part of it was my Parathyroids, which produce our calcium, all had adenoma's on them. Therefore, my bones had not been receiving calcium, for who knows how long! The short list, 1st hint, broken hip, @ 35yrs. old! Then found out why all the back pain. It was broken in 3 places, having to have a fusion w/rods, plates & who knows how many screws & metal! Then my knees. Left one, was 1st to be re-placed, still too chicken to do the right! Oh, and both wrists broken! So, I think I would be happy to lift weights!!! periwinkleView Thread
I have not had my Bone Scan, as of yet. My car was totalled in an accident, my new one, I pick up Monday! So, then I can proceed with my follow -up. It is driving me crazy, not knowing! As soon as I get the results, I will post them A.S.A.P.!! Thank-you for ypur concern, periwinkleView Thread
O.K., I guess I should probably call my Dr., but I was wondering maybe someone here had the answer to....My Forteo has maybe one more nite, how long after the last injection, do I start the oral med.? Do I wait 1 week, or start the next day? Maybe it isn't the same for everyone, just hoping I wouldn't have to call the office, again. Thanks everyone, periwinkleView Thread
O.K., Just picked it up! 1st off, it's "Atelvia". Does that help?? It reads, (risedronate sodium) delayed-release tablets, 1x week. It says, Actonel contains the same medicine. Side effects; heatburn, chest pain, indigestion, can not have low blood calcium, kidney problems,ect...Do the rest read like this? I do have stomach problems, kidney problems, ect... Perhaps my Dr. does not think they are bad enough to not try it??? I sure hope so, cos it says, it can cause "jaw-bone problems", THAT does not sound fun!! Anyone out there, if you take this, can you drop me a line?? I would greatly appreciate it, Thanks, periwinkleView Thread
Good morning, I am soooooo close to being thru with my Forteo, my Dr. has prescribed a drug called "Atelira". Has anyone out there tried this one? And, for The Experts, I have not seen this drug, on this forum. Is it new? What is the difference, if there is one? My Dr. always seems to be a step ahead of everyday treatment. I hope this is true, with this drug! Any replies, would surely be welcome! Thank-you, periwinkleView Thread
Hi there! I'm not sure if The Osteoporosis Foundation would include this, but, after my back fusion, the Physical therapists my Dr. sent me to, would not work on me, due to the condition of my bones. So, before surgery, I had developed a water therapy work-out, for myself. It included the water weights, which can be bought online, & they arrive with a book full of low impact water exercises, that worked wonderfully! I did my own, post surgery therapy, which my surgeon was thrilled with my recovery! The water therapy, is low impact, and then with the weights, that includes the resistance you need. I still do it daily, as my bones are not good & every minute in the pool, is a PLUS! periwinkle p.s. you can almost always, find a pool in your area, that has times in their schedule, for people like us, that need water therapy!View Thread
Good morning, Yes, I had one, after complaining off severe back pain to my "Pain Specialist", for 4 yrs. I had 4 broken vertabrae! Unfortunately, most Dr.'s do not know my illness, to the extent it has gone. It started with Hyperparathyroidism. Our Parathyroids produce calcium. Mine went into my blood, rather my bones. (Hungry bone syndrome) It went undiagnosed for way too long. Even after a broken hip, @ age 35yrs. At any rate, I had to have a complete back fusion. There were nerve endings sticking up thru the broken vertabrae, causing extreme pain. After reading my surgey notes, there were words, I didn't understand, so I looked them up. It explained a-lot to me. It actually read, "That most people with this sort of injury, are heavy duty construction workers!" I was a 40yr. old female, running a Maintenance Co.! Unfortunately, this disease I have is genetic, and involves the entire Endocrine system. So, the issues don't just include bone injuries. As for the test, it explained ALL my back pain, and I found a new "Pain Specialist!" periwinkleView Thread
Yes, You are right! I am confused with my other injection, I do nightly. My Forteo, also, is preset. The other is for my non-functioning Pituitary, which changes according to my blood tests. Thanks, perhaps I have too many meds!!! Have a great day, periwinkleView Thread
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