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Old 03-21-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Post Steroid Shots And Osteopenia

Hi Everyone,
I have severe Osteopenia with a fractured T12 because of it. Would it be a good idea for me to take Steroid shots because of my back problems or not?

 
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Re: Steroid Shots And Osteopenia

That's a tough question. I have osteoporosis and did have some injections, but only because the ridiculous pain management doctor wanted me to and because I was applying for disability at the time, I didn't want it to look like I wasn't trying everything possible that was recommended. They did nothing to help me, so fortunately they weren't repeated.

Have you asked your doctor this question? It's a legitimate concern, but sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks. Hopefully your doctor will listen to you and give you a thoughtful answer, not just brush you off.

Are you on one of the osteoporosis meds, Actenol or Fosamax or one of the others? They do help.

Hang in there,
Emily

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Post Re: Steroid Shots And Osteopenia

Actually, I'm on Evista. I've been getting really bad reflux for the past few weeks, even wake up at night with it. I already take Prilosec, and have my head raised. It's hard to sleep like that because I cannot lay on my back because of the problems with the back.

 
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