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Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Also known as DEXA Scan

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  • Bone density and calcium supplementation

    I have recently diagnosed with osteoporosis in my spine. I am now taking a supplement which is supposed to target this problem and containts D2, K2, C, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium, boron. I got it as I was looking for something to start taking immediately. Now I am wondering...

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  • Denosumab problems

    Discontinuing denosumab (Prolia) can lead to vertebral fracture, apparently not related to the underlying osteoporosis, but to the development of microcracks in the bones from denosumab. Advice is to replace denosumab, not go cold turkey off the med. Sounds like this drug is ripe for lawsuits, and perhaps...

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  • Vibration Therapy & Osteoporosis

    I have recently been reading up on the "wonders" of the Power Plate. This is what I have researched so far. ." Vibration training can increase muscle strength 20 to 30 percent more than conventional strength training, while dramatically cutting training time. There are also a number...

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  • Just Diagnosed with a - 4.1 Left Femoral Neck T-score

    Hello All, I've just been diagnosed with osteoporosis due to a -4.1 t-score of the left femoral neck.  I am horrified.  My lumbar spine (-2.4) and left hip (-2.3) are not quite there, but not good either.  10 years ago I was diagnosed as having osteopenia, but I was never given the...

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  • Reversing bone thinning without medication

    Several people have posted recently that they have been able to reverse their measured (DXA scan) bone thinning through natural means - nutrition, appropriate supplements and exercise.  It would be terrific if these people could post here some basic information - their t-scores before and after,...

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  • Bone Density greatly improved

    Hi everyone. Nearly 2yrs and 7mths ago I had a fall and shattered my ankle. ( still have problems with it) I was sent for a Dexa scan which did show lumbar spine -2.8 and fermoral neck -2.0. The doctor put me on Prolia ( I know many of you are raising your arms with a frown right now) I have been taking...

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  • Dealing with pain from osteoporosis

    I have been dealing with osteoporosis for 10 years. 5 of which I was on medication. In the past 2 years, I have had 7 fx ribs, and it was revealed on x day that I have a t-6 compressed disc. Only medication I am taking for it is Vitamin D and Calcium. Any clues as to how to get through the pain besides...

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  • Zolendrate

    Could anyone help me please with the long term side effects of Zolendrate?  I have had severe muscular pain when taking alendronic acid.  I have been offered an annul infusion of zolendrate but I really cannot cope if the side effects are the same and last all year.  If they wear off in...

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  • Me

    Just been diagnosed with osteoporosis, still in shock had fall in December, don't know score yet waiting for letter I'm 44 had early menopause due to large fibroid and growth had hysterectomy two years ago, had degeneration and fibromyalgia, I've joined Facebook group but no one's chatted...

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  • Dexa scan results

    Hi. Anyone who's had a dexa scan have the results gone back to your gp the same day?? Im so worried that's something's wrong as I was told a week to 2 weeks for results

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  • Bottled Water

    Hi everybody .  I have been taking Alendronic Acid for a few months now with no ill effects.  I always do as it says on the information supplied and take with a full glass of tap water.  A simple question,  can I use bottled water while on holiday or would it be better to not take...

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  • Zolendronic acid

    I have osteoporosis.  I have taken the usual treatments for nearly a year but had to stop as the muscle aches got so bad I was having to take pain  killers to stop the aches.  I have now been offered an infusion of zolendronic acid.  I really can't cope if the muscle pains last...

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  • New diagnosis of osteopenia

    Hi, I’m 43 and yesterday was informed my bone density test was -2.3 and -2.2. My ortho wants me to take forteo. We agreed to maintain for the time being (until I can look more into medication) and I started taking fosamax this morning. After some research into forteo my husband and I have agreed I’m...

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  • Pradaxa, the new age blood thinners and k2

    I am on Pradaxa for blood clots. My hip broke due to osteoporosis, was given a new hip and developed blood clots. There seems to be some confusion a out taking k2 with Pradaxa. Has anyone got any reliable information. My doctor days all k vitamins are toxic. Pharmacist was unsure. He says definitely...

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  • Prolia - 55 years old Spine -2.9, Hip-2.7, should I do this?

    I am being advised to start Prolia and would like feedback as to whether these results are reversible without Prolia. I went through menopause in my early 30's and did a few years of Fosamax over 15 years ago. I need to increase my weight bearing exercising but have always taken Calcium.  Any...

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  • Exercising and osteoporosis

    I have been told that bending forward is not advisable when having osteoporosis, I am confused because I seem to bend all the time when exercising, any ideas what they mean with that ? Thanks

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  • osteoporosis and fracture treatment

    last year i fractured my ankle, it healed but i recovered stability only partially, i have a sedentary job and also used the foot brace way too much. this summer i forced myself to walk and pains started to increase,  i just had x-rays results that show secondary osteoporosis to the leg. the doctor...

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  • weight vest?

    It seems that some people use weight vests as part of their strategy to improve bone density. Has anybody tried this? I do body pump classes and I have heard that you should not squat with a heavy bar as this would not be good for your back (if you have loss of bone density). How much weight can one...

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  • New Osteoporosis diagnosis

    After reading many discussions in this group, very happy to find this group, I see that I need to add vitamin k and magnesium to my vitamins already take Hydroxyapatite and d3. Very shocked to learn that a -2.5 for my left hip was not as a terrible diagnosis as they made it out to be with  Osteopenia...

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  • Osteoporosis - Thin bones?

    This may be a dumb question but here goes.  Eight months ago I broke my wrist in a bicycle accident. X-rays showed extreme arthritis and when the fracture healed my thumb was fused and very painful. X-rays also showed a 2nd fracture at base of thumb which ortho ignored and I'm convinced this...

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  • Osteopenia. Further scan after 3 years?

    Nearly three years ago, after a DEXA scan, I was told I had osteopenia.  I had requested the DEXA scan because my Vitamin D level was extremely low and I believe my mother had osteoporosis - she broke her arm after a simple fall when in her sixties.  The consultant wrote to my GP and told him...

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  • Don't want to take medication

    I've been diagnosed with osteoporosis My t-score was --2.9. I was wondering if that is considered a really bad score. My Dr wants to put me on medication and I am reluctant . I ve read up on some of the meds and the side effects sound pretty horrific. I'm leaning toward not taking them...

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  • Female Osteoporosis

    I'm a 59 y/o postmenopausal female that was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis with a T score of -3.2. Was sent to an endocrine doc and did several blood tests as well. The doc wanted to start me on hormone therapy and injections based on my bone density test. I was prescribed the estrogen Duavee...

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  • Alternative to Denosumab??

    I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis for 5 years now t scores -4:3 and -3:7. I was not happy to take alendronic acid as I have gut problems and tend to be allergic to lots of things so have managed to keep t scores same for 5 years with diet supplements and exercise. However in last scan there was...

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  • Osteoarthritis

    I have just returned home from hospital due to dibilitating back pain.whilst in I had an MRI which showed posterior building of the L2/L3,L3/L4 and L4/ L5 also it showed haemangioma in the L3 veritable body posteriorly, also I have scolosis<br /> Could anyone explain this to me in laymen terms...

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  • Very anxious about treatment

    During scans for my lower left side pain, possibly diverticular disease, it was found that I had a spinal fracture and a hemaginoma. I had no back pain and no idea when the spinal fracture occurred. As a result of this I had a bone density scan and have been diagnosed with osteopenia and in one area,...

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  • osteporosis worsened

    I took  Fosamax for two years and then an endocrinologist switched me to Evista. I showed approvement later that year but now I have worsened (-3.25 hip) after 2 years on Evista. My endocronologist wants me to start Forteo or Tymlos now. I consistently walk 4-5 times per week.  I am considering...

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