Two years ago, my dexa-scan numbers were spine -2.4 and hip -1.9. I'd been in the -1.8 range for several years before that. Stopped drinking soda with phosphoric acid, began drinking glass of milk every day (mostly), became more careful with calcium and magnesium supplements. Work out at fitness center 3 days a week (most of the time) - walk the treadmill in the summer, but walk golf course 3 days a week in winter months (Florida).
Went in for bone scan again and was really expecting an improvement in numbers. Very disappointed. Spine did improve to -2.1, an improvement of 4.4%. But hip went to -2.3, a 6.9% loss.
Was first diagnosed in 1999. My new two-year goal is to stop drinking caffeinated coffe and switch to decaf, to drink 3 glass of milk a day, continue working out, to drink more tea, which I've read is beneficial to bone-building despite the caffeine. I'm also switching from calcium carbonate to calcium citrate.
I was taking Fosamax from day 1, but two years ago insurance switched me to the generic and I'm wondering how much of a mistake that way. I've read through the page of info sent with the generic and no where does it say who makes it.
I'm going to see my doctor in a couple weeks and ask her about switching back to the Fosamax rather than the generic. I realize it costs more, but this last dexa-scan certainly raises questions in my mind.
Has anyone else had any problem like this?