Hi everyone. I've been a lurker for some time, reading and learning. I have osteoporosis of the spine and osteopenia of the hips. Like many people here I try to avoid medications and take a lot of supplements.
A month ago, I have a surprise when my eye doctor noticed the rising eye pressure and started to ask questions about my family glaucoma history. Naturally, I started to revise everything in my life, including supplements.
I noticed studies indicating that excess of calcium can trigger glaucoma and I reduced my supplement intake to some 200 in multi. Now, I am focusing on Strontium. I found this website http://mueller_ranges.tripod.com/links/compendium/myminerals.html
and, frankly, I am unable to evaluate the information it offers.
I had another visit to my eye doctor (eye pain and headaches). This time my eye pressure was normal.
Unfortunately, I can't know what caused the spike during my first visit (possibly blood donation which preceded the visit by some 3 weeks), but at this moment I am uncomfortable taking Strontium, particularly that I have a lifelong tendency to headaches.
Can anyone with scientific background evaluate the claims, such as "i do suspect however that in these tiny amounts it just thickens the blood a bit without promoting clotting, however this blood thickening is enough to create problems if you have any tendency to glaucoma !"?