Treatment and medications

If healthy lifestyle choices aren't enough to protect bones, your healthcare provider may recommend that you take an FDA-approved medicine to help you reduce your risk of fractures. Deciding which treatment choice is right for you isn't always easy. When choosing a medicine, you and your healthcare provider should consider your age, gender, menopausal status (women only), how severe your osteoporosis is, other health problems you may have and your personal preference.


Bio-identical Hormone Replacement?

  • By FL1234 · New reply April 21, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • I have recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis (-2.7 was my lowest T number). My GP prescribed Fosomax, which I have decided not to take, after reading about it on this forum and elsewhere. I am following ...

Forteo Side Effects

  • By Faithy52 · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 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 ...

Forteo & Osteoporosis

  • By onoisland · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • I am a 60-year old female with severe Osteo .. After 26 months on Forteo, with statistically relevant Improvement (30%) I have now been back on Actenol for about 2 years. My last bone density showed a ...


  • By anguscat · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • is there anyone on here on this drug although I think I have spelt it wrong, and if so what do you know about it, does it go with other medicines anguscat ...

spinal nerves

  • By anguscat · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 21 replies
  • HI has anyone on here had nerve bother or spinal cord problems , that came with their fracture , if so what symtoms anguscat ...

Finished with Forteo - what next?

  • By nettiep · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I have just finished a two year course of Forteo - no DEXA results yet-but am wondering about what experience others have had with the next course of treatment. I understand that to maintain any gains ...

PEMF - 10% increase in bone density

  • By dpk8325 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • ml I spoke with a Dr. today who strongly recommends PEMF - pulsed electromagnetic fields for the treatment of Osteoporosis ...

Evista - Has anyone had an increase in BMD?

  • By GoneGirl · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My insurance company turned me down for Prolia because they want me to take bisphosphonates in pill form for a few months first. Apparently I also have the choice of Evista. I'm drawn to Evista because ...

Forteo - Just Starting - Help Wanted

  • By osteojudi · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • On Monday, 3/31, I will begin Forteo after postponing this decision for a couple of years. I am very nervous about it and would appreciate advice/info about your personal experiences with Forteo and particularly ...

Biophosphonate Success Stories

  • By curlz · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • I have to take Actonel, and I'm a nervous wreck after reading all the horror stories about osteoporosis meds in general and biophosphonates in particular. It's been my theory that the internet tends to ...

new treatments

  • By mrs-c · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Was to the Dr. yesterday and am fortunate enough to live in Rochester and of course have Mayo Clinic at my disposal. My dr. suggested another scan and after I stated my concern about the drugs they would ...

What do you wish....?

  • By mcapucci · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Hello all, I'm 54 years old and newly diagnosed with osteoporosis. My DEXA numbers took a nosedive following menopause. My 2014 T-score is -2.5 in the spine, -1.6 hip, -1.3 forearm. My mother and grandmother ...

reclast and jaw necrosis

  • By nomobone · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I developed an abscessed tooth and went to the dentist. He took x-rays and showed me that I had bone loss and could not have a root canal done. He sent me to an oral surgeon, who told me I needed a blood ...


  • By ruby_r · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Just wondering if anyone had back and leg pain from Prolia. 1st injection was August 2013 and second one Feb 28, 2014. I had some leg and back pain after a couple months of the first injection and with ...

Psoriasis Arthritis

  • By Devanand · New reply March 26, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hi every body, I am suffering from Psoriasis Arthritis, my both legs are paining like anything can any body suggest me some effective treatment advise. I will be very great full. Regards ...


  • By Coveman · New reply March 23, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • My mother (age 94) entered the emergency room and was given MORPHINE for minor stomach pain from excessive vomitting. After being given morphine, she became paranoid, and was fighting with nurses, insisting ...

Spinal Adjustments

  • By agape4us · Posted March 22, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Please does anyone else have feedback on their knowledge and experience with having scoliosis and osteoporosis as far as what works to keep up the quality of your life ...

In appreciation of dxaguru :-)

  • By Sundancer254 · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 35 replies
  • Hello All, Just this morning, I am searching around the forums to see where dxaguru has replied to my posts and the posts of others. Many calls for his participation and expertise! I realize that dxaguru ...

Atelvia and other osteoporosis drugs

  • By lynnann137 · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 34 replies
  • I started taking Atelvia, a drug similar to Actonel and Fosamax, after fighting with my doctor for two years. I was told that if I didn't take the drug, my scores would get worse and so would my bones ...

Prolia Questions Answered Here

  • By AnnPow · New reply March 16, 2014
  • 86 replies
  • I found a great website that goes into detail about the drug Prolia answering many questions that many on this blog site have been asking. It helped me understand the drug so much better. I got it from ...

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