The National Osteoporosis Foundation Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration... More about this group

AlgaeCal...has anyone found this to be better?

Nivette
  • By Nivette · New reply 10:48 pm
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 16 replies
  • I was wondering if anyone has switched to AlgaeCal and had their numbers improve more than their previous program? It's pretty expensive stuff so I was thinking of swaping out a couple things that I take ...

Arthritis, Psoriasis, Chicken Collagen, Tart Cherry, and Krill Oil

Goody2
  • By Goody2 · Posted 10:42 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I started taking Chicken Sternum Collagen Type II supplements on Feb 18 after reading the following: From GreenMedInfo article, http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/new-way -treat-arthritis "Whether due to ...

Shocking discovery about Costco's almonds

Suzangel
  • By Suzangel · New reply 10:09 pm
  • Discussion in Diet and nutrition · 64 replies
  • I didn't know that most US almonds were pasteurized with fuel (PPO). I use to buy my almonds at Costco and just discovered they are pasteur. with fuel. For more info. see the link below. In 2001 and 2004 ...

Forteo Results

pinkter
  • By pinkter · New reply 8:28 pm
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 2 replies
  • I am 58 and just finished two years of Forteo injections. I had my bone density today and it has declined in all areas. The doctor cannot explain it. Has anyone else had this happen to them? What treatment ...

Algaecal

61sharon

Evista & Diuretics

MomLisa4
  • By MomLisa4 · New reply 8:02 pm
  • Discussion in Medication side effects · 3 replies
  • Was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 50. Had a hysterectomy a few years before that but they left one ovary so I figure that I has some hormones left. Took doctor recommended amounts of vitamin D, magnesium ...

Collagen

mayamina
  • By mayamina · Posted 3:59 pm
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 0 replies
  • Can active supplements help to get rid of bone pains? Is it important to be vitamized ...

Hysterectomy and Osteoporosis connection

Lindakc
  • By Lindakc · New reply 3:27 pm
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 8 replies
  • I was hoping to get some feedback and your thoughts on getting a total hysterectomy and its effect on bone loss. I am soon to be 62 and have a -3.00 score in my spine. I have suddenly developed a uterine ...

Does anyone take collagen?

Marvi
  • By Marvi · New reply 12:13 pm
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 2 replies
  • I posted a question several days ago, and am wondering why I received no answers: would like to know what strength of collagen, if any, to take with 10000 mcg of biotin 2 X day? Saw, on our site, that ...

Understanding the Natural Approach to Osteoporosis

Lela52
  • By Lela52 · New reply 10:55 am
  • Discussion in Books, videos and other resources · 532 replies
  • Dr Keith McCormick DC, has made a 3-part video series called: Understanding the Natural Approach to Osteoporosis Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 In case you want to hear Dr McCormick talk some more about Osteoporosis ...

LET'S STOP MONSANTO!

slc4kids
  • By slc4kids · New reply 10:28 am
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 7 replies
  • Dear friends, Monsanto is not our friend. They are poisoning our food and us as well, and destroying the economy and livelihood of people around the world. We might be able to put a dent into this by ...

Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Berv
  • By Berv · New reply 12:58 am
  • Discussion in Complementary and alternative medicine · 19 replies
  • Has anyone done or know anything about taking Bio Identical hormone replace therapy and the effect on the bones for severe Osteoporosis? I know it is very expensive, but if it would build some bone density ...

SINUS HEADACHES CURED BY MSM

Goody2
  • By Goody2 · New reply yesterday at 10:54 pm
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • Years ago I had severe sinus headaches. They started suddenly - during a business trip to Dearborn, MI., I had a terrible headache that lasted four days and a lot of Excedrin did not touch. The secretary ...

LOW ESTROGEN AND HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN A FEMALE

FernM
  • By FernM · New reply yesterday at 9:21 pm
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Hi; What is the best and safest way to balance your hormones. I dropped the Dr I was going to not long after he diagnosed that my estrogen was low and the testosterone was high. My old Dr when I mentioned ...

Is there any possible way?

chezza
  • By chezza · New reply yesterday at 5:40 pm
  • Discussion in Pain relief · 8 replies
  • Just wondering if there is any possible way to help the bones overcome adverse effects of bisphosphonates. About 4 months after taking the meds, I started to feel pain in my joints and bones. My feet ...

Cymbalta

Catl8dy
  • By Catl8dy · New reply yesterday at 5:36 pm
  • Discussion in Pain relief · 8 replies
  • Saw vacation dr. today for recheck after starting calcitonin 2 months ago (we are away for the winter till next week) He wants me to stay on calcitonin until I see my regular dr. Have 3 fractures that ...

Neck Pain

Ladyluckb
  • By Ladyluckb · New reply yesterday at 3:07 pm
  • Discussion in Exercise and physical therapy · 1 reply
  • I ran into a glass door about 7 years ago. I had arthritis in my neck. My head now protrudes forward and I look awful. Also degenerative joint disease is not helping. I gave up on my exercises which probably ...

Pain is back

aprilsmith63
  • By aprilsmith63 · New reply yesterday at 2:40 pm
  • Journal · 20 replies
  • These past few weeks have been rough mentally and physically. I am healing well from discectomy and my youngest daughter is taking steps to renew her life. I pray for the courts to be gentle on her. I ...

Sever Osteoporosis and weighted vest

jools1230
  • By jools1230 · New reply yesterday at 1:08 pm
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 11 replies
  • I have sever osteoporosis. My number is -3.7 in my spine. My son bought me a weighted vest but I don't know if I should wear it or not. Does anyone know anything about this? Thanks so much ...

Fortei

Rekhashenoy
  • By Rekhashenoy · New reply yesterday at 11:01 am
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 4 replies
  • My mother was administered Forteo for 18 months. Her BMD improved significantly. Now after a year BMD of Lumbar Spine has again reduced. I would like to know from the group whether she can be given Forteo ...

Log in to see more

Don't have an Inspire account? Sign up now!

Forgot password?

Things you can do

Support NOF

Help the National Osteoporosis Foundation reach its goals and support people like yourself by making a donation today.

Donate to the National Osteoporosis Foundation

Learn more about osteoporosis awareness and prevention

Discussion topics

Links and resources from NOF

Community leaders

Inspire others

About this community

The National Osteoporosis Foundation Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration. This community is sponsored by the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an Inspire trusted partner.

Disclaimer

The National Osteoporosis Foundation would like to remind visitors and community members that the views and opinions expressed on this site are not necessarily those of NOF. Please consult your personal healthcare provider regarding any medical information that is shared on this site.