Ok, my primary care physician did a bone scan on me, about six months ago. She said I had osteoporosis and gave me a free sample of Boniva and a prescription for it. I placed the prescription, but when I went to pick it up it was $50.00!!! For one pill. I told them I couldn't afford it. Then a couple months later I had an appointment with my Pulmonary Doctor. Since I was a little late, and he seemed miffed, I was only in there about 10 minutes. Asking me to come back in December for another Pulmonary Function Test to compare to the one I took in February. I meant to ask him about the osteoporosis. But the last thing he said to me was to make sure I didn't take calcium because of the complications it has with Sarcoidosis. I felt like I could here crickets chirping as I stared momentarily like an idiot. Then I left. I guess the smart thing to do would be to call him and ask him, that since Prednisone and the Levothyroxin cause calcium deficiency leading to osteoporosis, what's the alternative.
Priscurl and JaynesInPain, do you guys have any information about this? I know taking calcium is problematic, since drinking milk can actually lower our calcium, since it has to pull calcium from our bones just to digest the milk. And milk helps create mucus which we need to avoid. And calcium neutrilizes our stomach acid, making it hard to digest our food, so what's the answer? Taking other minerals, like magnesium, phosphorus, etc.?