Hi to all,
I posted the followiing on Natji's concern over Aortic Calcification from Calcium supplementation. I am still looking for responses. I thought it best I post under a seperate topic. Let's see if we can find specific words of wisdom from those that have had success. I stared "D" and keep uping the dosage it is not increasing my bloodtest. I have NOT started on K, freightened bcause it is fat soluble. Wondering if I should stop calcium supplementation altogether?
Please, I don't care to hear about pharma. type meds whether oral or I V boniva, reclast. I would like to deal with this naturally. I will take pumpkin seeds as suggested and will start on prunes. ANYONE HAVE ANY SUCCESS STORIES dealing with my specifice problems and questions
Here I go! Sorry this is so long
I would like to bring this discussion back to the forefront. First, to find out how everyone is doing and second to confirm that yes, calcium can land where it shouldn't. I had a CT of the lungs (I'm an ex-smoker 2 years clean, YEAH) Well, for a yeah there seems to be a boo. My emphezema is mild and stable YEAH....Aortic calcification BOOH. I only have osteopenia but when my right hip flairs ouch! I decided to take a PERSCRIBED calcium Cal-folicD. It is calcium Carbonate. I thought that Calcium citrate is the one we should be taking....that's my first question. If a drug company is putting in the wrong calcium than I see no hope for me understanding this whole thing. I am now only taking (again Calcium Carbonate) Cal with D ( I do take extra D because my D was down to 20) In spite of the addition D I can't get it past 34. Now I'm reading, thanks to U kind people that I should add K2 which will clear out the aorta and perhaps help my bones. DO I UNDERSTAND THIS CORRECTLY. I'm frustrated and upset. I broke my humerous in 2 places last Dec. and I want no more of this. I am persuing the calicification of the aorta by having a coratoid (sp?) doppler and I will follow up with "REAL Heart specialist in NY". I also have an appt. with an endo which I'm waiting 3 months for. If anyone can tell my how U have progressed since August (the last post) and what you are doing and taking I would be soooo greatful. I have CFS and Fibromyalgia so my short term memory (it's called fibro fog) at times makes me feel I am not comprehending and I may do more harm than good. Oh and yes, my chlestrol is a bit high at 209-217. My dr. recommends zetia but I would rather try red yeast rice and loose some weight. Your comments on the RYR would be appreciated as well. Sorry for the diatribe. I don't post often but when I do I tend to get a years worth of question into one post. Thanks for any help. Happy Bones and Heart to all