I am 63, and my recent scan results show that my osteoperosis continues to get worse. -3.3, -2.7, etc.
I am a vegetarian, eat well and routinely take vitamins and supplements.
One dr has recommended Fosteum. Sounds ok, but does it work? Has anyone had success with Fosteum? After how long? I don't believe there are any major side effects.
Another docter recommended Forteo. He said that it would cost around $600 per month, because my insurance wouldn't pay for it unless I have had a fracture! Go figure.
I am not crazy about this one, even though they say it is the "gold standard" for growing bone. A friend of mine had a client that had taken it and feels that it caused her kidney stones. Don't know if there might be a connect or not.
My dr's second choice was HGH injections, which would cost $200 per month.
I like the most alternative/healthy approach, when possible.
I am also curious if anyone has had measurable success with Strontium. I heard about it many years ago, but only took it occasionally. After just a glance at the comments here, it seems it might have some significant potential.
I have no interest in the Bisphosphonates.
Would like to learn about treatment options that have worked for you. Thanks!