Newly Diagnosed and have some questions
I have just been diagnosed with Osteoporosis and was told by the doctor that according to my bone density test, I have the bones of an 80 year old - I'm only 63. He put me on Actonel as well as vitamins and calcium supplements. Said if I broke a bone I WOULD end up in the nursing home - which I am not ready for and it really shook me up. They have tested me for all kinds of things to see why I'm aging so quickly and nothing shows up yet. Is there anyone else out there who has been told this? I have good days and some days I just ache all over as if I have the flu. Having been a fairly active person and able to do what I want, this is very hard to comprehend.
Thanks for any input you might have.