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Old 10-05-2008, 02:19 AM   #1
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breaking bones for no reason!! why??

I dont know if anyone has ever exper. this one or heard of someone, but i have broken my neck, actually shattered it, by turning my head, it got 'caught' (osteophytes) and when i tried to straighten it, it broke. after that healing, several complications, i broke both upper arms by lifting bags at xmas time, i have broken foot bones by doing next to nothing, droped a sample bottle of something on my sock covered foot on carpet, and broke 2 foot bones. what is going on???? i have autoimmune disesase, so far specifically sjogrens (secondary to lupus) and RA. otherwise they cannot figure out ANYTHING. I also have terrible skin involvement, open ulcer-like sores that are extremely painful and take about 8 months minimum to heal, regular skin injuries, scratches, etc, take normal time, a few days. i am just puzzled and worried about the bone issue, can't take many more breaks, especially serious ones like the neck which after the fact i was told i had about an 80 % paralyzation chance, and I walked away literally.... so i need help before it does become a real issue. thank you so much for you help.

 
Old 10-05-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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Re: breaking bones for no reason!! why??

An orthopedic surgeon would be the best option for discovering a diagnosis for you.
As for hearing about brittle bone disease, I have a friend's son that was diagnosed. He has a milder form of the disease, and it took a genetic test sent out about 3 months to get the diagnosis (it's a skin biopsy). You could have osteoporosis (not enough calcium - typically affects senior citizens). But worth getting a diagnosis, cause some of these things you can treat or minimize with treatments.

 
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