I am 51 years old and have been diagnosed as having the bones of a 75 year old woman and I am also in menopause, suffering from night sweats, sleepless night, feeling hot and cold. Right now I am on prometrium (progesterone) and divigel (estrogen). I take calcium along with vitamin D. My concern is that HRT can be an avenue for cancer. I would like to possibly stop my regimen of HRT and try something natural. My question is, how effective is "Estroven" in eliminating further bone loss? My doctor wants to wait and see how the HRT eliminates any additional bone loss before prescibing "Fosamax" or any other drug of that nature. And I would also prefer not to take theses medications if I can go the natural route. Thanks for any input anybody may have to offer.
Have the doctors given you any explanation as to why your bones are so bad? Have you had a bone density test? The reason I ask is because I had a parathyroid tumor that caused my osteoporosis at age 57. Hyperparathyroidism causes osteoporosis and is almost never cancerous. Once the tumor is removed your bones will rebuild. Your doctors should draw blood and test for serum clacium, ionized calcium and parathyroid hormone. They say hyperparathyroidism is rare but I'm not so sure about that.
Anyway, good luck and I hope someone here can give you a better solution than HRT. Really though check out the whole parathyroid thing.
Thanks so much for replying to my post. I did have a bone density test which is how the doctors detected the bone loss. I also had blood work done which tested for bone calcium. I am not sure about the other things you mentioned. I will check with my doctor. I have also been lactose intolerant for the past 27 years and I know that I was not getting the proper amount of calcium I needed. I think that may have contributed to the bone deterioration. I am happy that you were able to have good results for your bone loss. Again, thank you so much for your insight.