Re: first day of forteo
Hi thanks for the response. I have had 3 dexa scans and they are progressively worse, so while I may not be 3.5 I definitely do have osteoporosis. I did fall about a year ago on my shoulder and didn't break anything. I had a broken ankle about 8 years ago
My primary dr thought I had hypercalcmia. I read up on low urine calcium and for some reason the kidneys will hang on to the calcium. I have seen a kidney dr 3 times who says down the pipeline I will probably need a bone biopsy to see if it is truly osteoporosis or an infection. I saw him today and he reordered the 24 hr urine test, this time in addition to just the calcium, but sodium, phosphoris, magnesium potassium and ionized calcium. I have had the tests done via blood work many many times but not the urine.
I still wonder about hypoparathyroid as it can cause brain calcifications (I have) and osteoporosis. Damage to the parathyroid can cause it and I had major jaw surgery. However, the endocrinologist said the blood test for parathyoid is 100% accurate. After reading up on Prolia, I will not take it. While I find it interesting the drug is made from Chinese hamster's ovaries, the side effects are too scary for me. I already have high cholestrial. I am going to do the stronium for now until I find out WHY I have this. Dr is poo-pooing it. Have any of you found out the cause of your osteoporosis?