I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in my hip (-3.1) and osteopenia in my spine a few months ago. I am 45 and am PREMENAPAUSAL no steroids or meds in my past to cause this. My gyno just said I had the worst number of anyone my age he's ever seen and put me on Fosomax. My spine dr. (I have scoliosis... not bad enough where I need surgery though) said I should see an endocrinologist. My regular dr. just gave me some basic blood tests and said I was fine and to continue with the Fosomax. Well, I got to thinking about what the spine dr said and I decided to see an endocrinologist. She thinks it could be hyperparathyroidism... or malabsorption of vitamin D. I just had the blood taken today (7 vials!) and my urine will be collected tomorrow. After reading all about hyperparathyroidism, it seems like it may be the reason I have osteoporosis!! In a way, I hope it is because then I can have the bad glands taken out and hopefully rebuild some bone before I hit menapause (soon, I'm sure).
Anyway, who out there has osteoporosis due to hyperparathyroidsm? What's been your experience with this?