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Hysterectomy and Osteoporosis connection

Lindakc
  • By Lindakc · Posted yesterday at 7:16 pm
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 5 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 ...

Evista & Diuretics

MomLisa4
  • By MomLisa4 · Posted yesterday at 1:51 pm
  • Discussion in Medication side effects · 1 reply
  • 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 ...

Does anyone take collagen?

Marvi
  • By Marvi · Posted yesterday at 12:14 pm
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 1 reply
  • 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 ...

LET'S STOP MONSANTO!

slc4kids
  • By slc4kids · Posted yesterday at 11:31 am
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 6 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 ...

Neck Pain

Ladyluckb
  • By Ladyluckb · Posted yesterday at 10:55 am
  • 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 ...

Cymbalta

Catl8dy
  • By Catl8dy · Posted April 21, 2014
  • 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 ...

Parathyroid Surgery for Medicare Patients in the US

limerockcodger
  • By limerockcodger · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 0 replies
  • Some hard data from Medicare regarding Parathyroid surgery . From: http://blog.parathyroid.com/parathyroid- surgery-medicare/ (worth a full read, as is the entire website!!) Here are two VERY pertinent ...

low back pain

djatsw47
  • By djatsw47 · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Pain relief · 4 replies
  • Several weeks ago I stupidly drug a very heavy package from my front porch where it had been delivered by UPS around to the back of my house. Since then, I developed low back pain, first just a severe ...

Sever Osteoporosis and weighted vest

jools1230
  • By jools1230 · Posted April 20, 2014
  • 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 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 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 ...

Steroids and Osteoporosis

Laura1959
  • By Laura1959 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 9 replies
  • It occurs to me that steroids may be the cause of my OP. About a year ago, I was given a long acting steroid shot to control severe allergies. A year before that I was given the same shot to tamp down ...

Smart Relief/Tens Therapy

Catl8dy
  • By Catl8dy · Posted April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Pain relief · 0 replies
  • Has anyone tried Icy Hot Smart Relief (Tens Therapy)? Saw a commercial and was wondering if it was something worth a try for pain of back fractures. Thanks ahead and Happy Easter! Diane ...

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

Nivette
  • By Nivette · Posted April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 12 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 ...

Osteosarcopenic obesity

EZDon
  • By EZDon · Posted April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 2 replies
  • An interesting topic, from a study by Florida State University researchers, that is not discussed much but apparently relates to intensifying the affects of Osteoporosis: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201 ...

Virgin Coconut Oil Prevents Bone Loss in Osteoporosis

bstasiak
  • By bstasiak · Posted April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 20 replies
  • There is a study posted on www.ncbi.nih.gov/pubmed/23024690 that was published in 2012 that I urge all members of this community to read. (If all else fails, google "virgin coconut oil supplementation ...

Multi Posting

AnnahD
  • By AnnahD · Posted April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Help desk · 2 replies
  • How does one post to multiple discussions? Example; I wanted to post to Postmenopausal women w/OP and Supplements and vitamins so I posted to Postmeno then copied/pasted to Supps and vits. Is there a ...

What strength of collagen to take?

Marvi
  • By Marvi · Posted April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 0 replies
  • Hi people, I am reading that some recommend taking collagen, as well as biotin, for hair, nail and skin quality. I have hair loss due to prescription drug side effects, as well as hypothyroidism. I currently ...

Is there any possible way?

chezza
  • By chezza · Posted April 18, 2014
  • 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 ...

PLO diagnosis

Lizimum
  • By Lizimum · Posted April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Premenopausal women (ages 25-50) with osteoporosis · 3 replies
  • I am the mum of a beautiful baby girl, currently 16 weeks old, and just released from hospital with a diagnosis of lactational osteoporosis. At 13 weeks postpartum I was hospitalised with intense pain ...

Forteo Side Effects

Faithy52
  • By Faithy52 · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 11 replies
  • Hello, I am a daughter of a beautiful lady who is 62 years old this year. She's had severe osteoporosis for years. About a week ago she started taking Forteo injections to build her bone strength back ...

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