I'm a 54 year old female in perfect health, no medical issues at all, or so I thought. Last year at my annual ob/gyn appt my doctor suggested I have a bone density scan done, so I did. Never heard back from anyone and to be perfectly honest, my life is so busy, I never even thought about it again.
So yesterday afternoon I had my yearly appt, I remembered to ask about my results. So when I questioned my doctor, she said, oh lets check.....so she's on her computer clicking and checking for about 5 minutes and said, "I'm so sorry...there's been a terrible mistake" She went onto say that when my results came in, my file was flagged to contact me right away and begin treatment, because they found osteoporosis in my spine! I was stunned..I just sat there with my mouth open. This was discovered over a year ago and no one told me, she said she understood if I was upset she could refer me to a specialist.
She gave me an order to go get some blood work done and a prescription for Actonel. So of course on my way home I sorted through all this info in my head then immediately came home to surf the web and was amazed at all the problem people have with osteoporosis medication, so now my head is spinning.
I think the prudent thing to do, is take this information to my new primary care physician and go over my options, and have her refer me to a specialist.
Is this the craziest thing ever...... I'm very nervous about the idea of starting this medicine and getting very very sick, ack.....
Thanks in advance for any input