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Prayers for Cubbie and Family

  • By LovetoCrochet · Posted March 4, 2014
  • Discussion in Off topic conversations · 25 replies
  • It is with a very heavy heart that I let everyone know that yesterday morning, Cubbie's mother passed away. When I talked to her yesterday, she was completely exhausted, having been at her mother's bedside ...

Prolia Questions Answered Here

  • By AnnPow · Posted March 4, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 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 ...

Odanacatib--what does this mean?

  • By Sundancer254 · Posted March 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 6 replies
  • Hoping that someone has seen this before I did just now. I've been on the watch for Merck to file for FDA approval of Odanactib, which Merck predicted they would do on or about early 2014. So....then ...


  • By SHELBYMIA · Posted March 3, 2014
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • My doctor just informed me that I need to start taking FOSAMAX, CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D. (I'm only 55, 5;6" 125lbs) Any suggestions of what type of foods I should be eating or what type of exercise I should ...

Twins go to Norman Parathyroid together! Great video.

  • By limerockcodger · Posted March 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 0 replies
  • This just came in!!! Two wonderful twins take us through their trip to Tampa, night before surgery, and on through to the recovery room, and a month later. Brilliant exposition on calcium, amazing to ...

Prolia Infusion

  • By LBonnie · Posted March 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Medication side effects · 17 replies
  • I fell several months ago off a 6 ft. ladder and despite xrays at the time, just found out through my primary doctor that I visited with last week (he ordered a new set of xrays) that I fractured my spine ...

Advice for Family Member

  • By tman5 · Posted March 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Medication side effects · 2 replies
  • Hello. A family member of mine has pretty severe bone density loss and is battling deciding between Prolia or just relying on supplements. The biggest thing going against Prolia is the risk for jaw issues ...

MK4 issues./side effects?

  • By adadada · Posted March 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 27 replies
  • Hi there. Looking for some feedback/advice. As Stated in my other posts, I commenced Vit K2 Mk4 a couple of weeks ago to help balance the fact that I am taking D3 ( 3000 iu) per day. I am perimenopausal ...

Strontium citrate for osteoporosis

  • By Goldmark · Posted March 3, 2014
  • Journal · 65 replies
  • Does anyone know of any science-based studies of the efficacy of strontium citrate in treating osteoporosis ...

Celiac Disease = Bone Loss?

  • By a_rose · Posted March 2, 2014
  • Discussion in Diagnosing osteoporosis · 11 replies
  • My doctor is testing me for Celiac disease to see if that is why I have bone loss. Has anyone had experience with this ...

old man winter please go away

  • By Ktb1967 · Posted March 1, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • it's 1977/78 all over again :( this cold wet nasty snow is killing me the pain is unbearable pain meds and muscle relaxers are not helping, nor is the physical therapy, TENS unit, ice packs,heat packs ...

Report on Osteoporosis

  • By Sailgranny · Posted March 1, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I found this link about a report on the state of osteoporosis and the drugs all mentioned here on this site. Now I see you have to purchase this report for a lot of money( LOL) but there still is some ...

In appreciation of dxaguru :-)

  • By Sundancer254 · Posted March 1, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 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 ...

Tooth Resorption and Osteoporosis

  • By kdkjat · Posted March 1, 2014
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 12 replies
  • I have been diagnosed off and on with osteoporosis and osteopenia for about the last seven or more years. I had been on a regimen of Fosomax for a few years. We pulled me off of it when I was found to ...

Magnesium study results (Norway)

  • By keoki · Posted March 1, 2014
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 38 replies
  • February 27, 2014 Magnesium in Drinking Water May Protect Against Hip Fractures Filed under: Magnesium — Emma @ 3:51 pm Emma Emma McGowan NatureCity author & contributor As we age, bone mass density and ...

Resistant starch, calcium and iron absorption

  • By Freedom2012 · Posted March 1, 2014
  • Discussion in Bone healthy recipes · 3 replies
  • Can prebiotics (pectin, inulin and resistant starch) improve mineral absorption? It would seem so, esp. RS: " A meal containing 16.4% resistant starch resulted in a greater apparent absorption of calcium ...

Natural sleep aids

  • By FernM · Posted February 28, 2014
  • Journal · 61 replies
  • HI; I am looking for a sleep aid that will put me to sleep and let me sleep the full 8 hrs. When I first started taking Melatonin TR 5 mg I got a good nite sleep and would sleep around 8 hrs which is ...

bone scan 24% loss

  • By natemeg · Posted February 28, 2014
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 2 replies
  • What exactly does it mean to have a bone loss of 24%? History of RA, recent open heart bypass (successful healing) and independent afterwards. Recently broke patella from a fall tripping. Should my MIL ...


  • By jsuk · Posted February 28, 2014
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 0 replies
  • Help! Have read that antacids can deplete magnesium which is essential for bone health. Have also read that magnesium can inhibit effectiveness of bisphosphonates! The big question is should I take magnesium ...

help!--need advice for ordering drug from Canada

  • By Marvi · Posted February 28, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 3 replies
  • I understand ordering drugs from Canada can be a minefield, but I need to try, as my AARP United Health Plan has just denied me a drug specifically for older women, one I can't do without. My doctor is ...

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