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Diagnosed, now what.

slryan1
  • By slryan1 · Posted September 11, 2013
  • 19 replies
  • The nurse called with the results of my Dexa scan and told me I have osteoporosis. Even though I have a strong family history, which is why I asked my doctor to order the test I was surprised. I am 57 ...

Medicine for Osteporosis?

MonaLL
  • By MonaLL · Posted September 10, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I was just at the doc's for the first time after receiving my diagnosis of Osteoporosis with a T-score of -4.1 to -4.4 . My doc says he had treated many patients with this and never this sever. He told ...

NY Times on The Gift of Adversity

alwaysgrateful
  • By alwaysgrateful · Posted September 10, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/09 /lifes-hard-lessons/ (Posting this as a journal which I recently found out allows for posting in more than one group ...

Can a person have Oesteoporosis other places?

MonaLL
  • By MonaLL · Posted September 6, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • I have heard a lot about osteoporosis in the spine and hips and wrists but what about like in the foot? A few days a go I felt a sharp pain in my right foot by the joint to the big toe and now it hurts ...

First dose Ok

oxymor
  • By oxymor · Posted September 6, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • This is as you know a onc a month medication and I was reluctant to try in th e first place. I am a do it naturally type person. I was convinced to take first month and see if there were any side effects ...

To Foz or not to Foz is the question? Not is the answer?

mugwamp
  • By mugwamp · Posted September 3, 2013
  • 24 replies
  • Dr told me DEXA shows "weak spots". After checking with the DMD, I'm good to go with Fosamax. I picked up the RX for Fosamax today. But, after reading all the posts of the horrible side effects, on other ...

Amitriptyline and ringing in the ears

rujoss
  • By rujoss · Posted September 3, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • I have used Amitriptyline for 20 years ever since my late husband was in ICU for 3 weeks, when I woke up at 3AM, not to return to sleep. There's certainly no reason to continue it, since there are other ...

Forteo

HollyAngel
  • By HollyAngel · Posted September 2, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • After two years on Forteo, my bone density in the hip increased 5.5% and in the lumbar spine 2.2%. After the first year, there was no increase in my bone density (in fact the right hip got worse,) but ...

REX AND HARRY

deducit
  • By deducit · Posted September 1, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I COULDN'T POSSIBLY ANSWER ALL YOUR POSTS FOR PRAYER FOR REX AND HARRY...BUT I AM AWE STRUCK AT HOW MANY POSTS I RECEIVED AND HAVE RELAYED THEM TO THEIR WIVES WHO ARE SOOOOOOOOO GRATEFUL!!!!!!! AS AM ...

Osteoarthritis, damage to the joints

FernM
  • By FernM · Posted August 31, 2013
  • 39 replies
  • Hi; Is it possible to correct some of the damage done to the joints by osteoarthritis? I would assume first you would want to stop the inflammation, then if you are rebuilding bone to build healthy bone ...

Osteoporosis (Protos)

foxair
  • By foxair · Posted August 27, 2013
  • 29 replies
  • I'm 33 years old and just been diagnosed with osteoporosis. They said u don't get pain from it and only realise when u get a fracture that u have it. I beg to differ. I noticed something was wrong with ...

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

annecatherine
  • By annecatherine · Posted August 26, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • I have been suffering from idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. The numbness in both feet bothers me, especially at nights but thankfully I have little or no pain. Can someone out there suggest something ...

Is it possible to rebuild cartilage?

FernM
  • By FernM · Posted August 24, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • Hi; Is it possible to rebuild cartilage that is damaged by osteoarthritis? If so what do you use to rebuild it ...

Celadrin Capsules & Cream for Arthritis

FernM
  • By FernM · Posted August 24, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Hi; Has anyone used Celadrin Capsules & Cream and if so what did you think of it for helping with osteoarthritis & back pain. I was told it was real good so have ordered it by not yet got it to try. I ...

New to Osteoporosis

MonaLL
  • By MonaLL · Posted August 20, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • Hi I am still trying to understand this disease. My T-score is -4.1 from L-1 to L-1- L-4 and some in my hips. I had a car accident and I got a compression fracture and my back wont heal and still isnt ...

I NEED PEOPLE TO PRAYER FOR MY FRIEND REX!!

deducit
  • By deducit · Posted August 19, 2013
  • 42 replies
  • I JUST FOUND OUT OUR FRIEND REX HAS MELANOMA LUNG CANCER THAT HAS SPREAD TO HIS BRAIN...THEY ARE TREATING HIM WITH RADIATION...PLEASE PUT HIM ON YOUR PRAYER LIST...HE IS A GOOD MAN...WITH A WONDERFUL ...

Osteoporosis and exercise

petra07
  • By petra07 · Posted August 19, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • Recently diagnosed with severe Osteoporosis after slipping down one stair at home and sustaining a bimalleolar ankle fracture which was plated and screwed surgically. Now mobile and wanting to take up ...

I have to get this down

bafay
  • By bafay · Posted August 16, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I just have to tell my story to someone. I feel alone,but I'm really not. I have my daughter, granddaughter, sisters that I could talk to. The problem is I don't want them to worry about me. I feel like ...

Being the Heard and Respected!

EagleDeb
  • By EagleDeb · Posted August 13, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • Everyone... I just wrote this in a post and wanted others input on how you are doing with your medical team. Do they hear you? Are you happy with your Dr./Dr's.? I shared... I will be so glad when the ...

Antiresorptive Information Please

hocadobi
  • By hocadobi · Posted August 10, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Can anyone tell me what is the antiresorptive mechanism of bisphosphonates vs. Evista? I would like to know about their comparative half-life, mechanism of action and for how long it is safe to take Evista ...

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