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fiber supplements

  • By bones63 · Posted December 2, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • I read that fiber supplements that absorb water from the body to form bulk may block the absorprtion of vit d (and, thus, calcium to some extent) since vit d is fat soluable. Also, that skim milk is not ...

Parkinsons Disease and Osteoporosis

  • By wildnfree · Posted December 1, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Anyone out there who has both Parkinsons and Osteoporosis? Have early onset Parkinsons diagnosed almost 10 years ago at age 50; OS diagnosed a year ago; been taking Forteo for 2 months now. Suffer from ...

Can anyone tell me if riding a bike is bad for your bones?

  • By FernM · Posted December 1, 2013
  • 59 replies
  • HI I love riding my bike and do it a lot in the summer time. I have read that riding a bike does not build bone and also it is bad for your bone. Since I ride a lot in the summer time I felt by standing ...


  • By Momsy · Posted November 28, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • to all my friends and relatives in the USA,HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING.. i thank God for my family,new friends i met on here and and everyone who have touched my life..may God continue to bless you and ...

Wondering why

  • By chezza · Posted November 28, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • Hi folks I posted yesterday and as I've only ever posted twice, I'm not sure how long it may take to get a reply. Maybe, no one knew the answer to my question but I'll try again and hope that someone ...

What exercise is good for low back pain?

  • By FernM · Posted November 27, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • HI I have low back pain may be from tight hamstrings, I am limber but the muscle in the back of my legs feel tight? I have been told I have some pinched nerves which I feel may be caused by the tight ...

Can anyone help

  • By chezza · Posted November 27, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Hi I know that it is doubtful but is there any way of trying to eliminate bisphosphonates from the system. Unfortunately, I broke my hip in an accident 4 years ago and had a dynamic hip screw. The surgeons ...

Thank You, From Inspire

  • By Walter · Posted November 26, 2013
  • 108 replies
  • Hello everyone, As Thanksgiving approaches, all of us at Inspire would like to take a moment to thank you for being part of our community. While we wish no one had to deal with the serious health issues ...

Happy Early Thanksgiving everyone

  • By Helivesinme · Posted November 26, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I hope each and everyone have a bless Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for God being ahead of my life, my kids, family and special Friends. Love you and may God continue to bless each and everyday with ...

Mild stroke

  • By millie123 · Posted November 26, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • Numb right side. It's why I haven't been on much lately ...

4th DXA Scan Shows Less Increase

  • By Tom-WI · Posted November 23, 2013
  • 25 replies
  • Well, I've had my fourth DXA scan, this one without any bisphosphonates. I quit alendronate 3 years ago. My numbers are still going in the positive direction, but less than for the 2nd and 3rd DXA's ...

Newly diagnosed with Osteoporosis

  • By vickie2 · Posted November 23, 2013
  • 30 replies
  • I am pretty unhappy right now...Two days ago I received the results of my DEXA scan. My nurse practitioner handed me my results and a prescription for Fosamax. She told me to chew on Tums and said goodbye ...

beating osteoporosis

  • By dot649 · Posted November 23, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • I have appt. with Dr. on Monday 11-22 and will start a new way of doing things to improve my bone health without bisphosphonates: 1. really commit to 80/20 diet and eat more PH balanced 2. strengthen ...

MegaRed or anything that help osteoarthritis?

  • By FernM · Posted November 23, 2013
  • 36 replies
  • Hi; Has anyone tried MegaRed for osteoarthritis? If so what did you think of it? Has anyone found anything that works real well for the inflammation to help calm it down. Thanks ...

My first real scare

  • By CarolineG · Posted November 22, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Ok, I've not been diagnosed with osteoporosis (lowest score T- 3.2) in my spine and osteoarthritis in same region (lumber) for long ...I also had two prolapsed discs in lumber region too 18 months ago...but ...

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  • By Vicuna · Posted November 22, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Greetings Team Inspire & Inspire Members, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. A great American President. A great man. Fifty years later. In Memoriam......................... A moment of silence ...


  • By Grammytimes2 · Posted November 21, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Went to the rheumatologist yesterday to discuss which drug to use for the osteoporosis since I had so many quirky things come up when given the Prolia shot. He decides to do another bone scan since he ...

has any one ever had a steriod injection to the chest

  • By Helivesinme · Posted November 21, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • My sarc doctor has referred me to may pain specialist to have this done very nervous ...


  • By FernM · Posted November 21, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Has anyone tried Biosil for thicker & stronger hair and stronger nails? If so do you know where the cheapest place is to buy it? Thanks ...

New and deciding whether to take a medication

  • By LLC13 · Posted November 20, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • My name is Laura and I am new to this site, and so glad I found it. My panic has already been somewhat lessened after reading some of the posts. I am 63 and I have had Osteoporosis of the spine and Osteopenia ...

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