It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Osteoporosis Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-23-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Nesbit, MS
Posts: 10
nesbitgirl HB User
Troubled About News

Hello, I'm a 57 yr. old female. At age 45 I was diagnosed with Osteopenia in Spine (Tscore of -1.0) and Osteopenia in my hips (Tscore of -1.5). After 12 years of exercising (not steady) and trying to eat right (in my dreams), taking Bone Up supplements, Calcium, Vit D, Miacalin (for 3 years), Natural Progesterone (for 4 years), Boniva for the last 2+ years, here are my latest Dexa scores: Spine Tscore of -1.5 and Hip Tscore of -2.7. Note: Dexa scores 3 years ago before starting Boniva were Spine Tscore of -1.5 and Hip Tscore of -2.5. All this stuff I've taken and my hip just gets worse! I don't understand. Now the Doctor wants me go for blood work to test my hormone levels and CBC and Vitamin levels. Then she mentioned a once a year injection of Reclast. Lord have mercy, I don't like the sounds of that! What do the experts out there think?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-24-2010, 03:58 AM   #2
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,434
jenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB User
Re: Troubled About News

Hi,

I don't think your numbers are that alarming at all, especially if you look at the Z score rather than the T score. The Z score compares your numbers to other people in your age group. The T score compares those numbers to a thirty year old. But looking at your numbers, injecting with reclast seems like overkill, to me.

Have you read the book The Myth of Osteoporosis by 'Gillian Sanson? It will put this issue into perspective for you.

Best,

Jen

 
Old 07-26-2010, 10:33 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: California
Posts: 2,704
taape HB Usertaape HB User
Re: Troubled About News

A couple of my doctor's were pushing me for the yearly injection of either Boniva or Reclast and I didn't do it. Luckily, I was approved for a second two years on Forteo but will be faced with the same issue when I'm finished this time.

The side effects of the bisphosphonates can be really severe if you get them. I would hate to be given a year's dose of medication which I'd be unable to get out of my body for an entire year! I had almost agreed to quarterly injections but I'm not sure they offer those anymore. I did ask my doctor why if the injected medication supposedly stays in your bones for 10 years would a person need yearly injections. She really couldn't answer it and only said that over time the medication wears off. Not an acceptable answer to me.

If you took one bisphosphonate , Boniva and it didn't make a difference. I'd be asking your doctor what's the difference in being given a yearly injection. I assume the bisphosphonates work the same whether taken orally or by injection.Good luck with your decision.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
troubled girlfriend ohgosh Relationship Health 8 12-08-2007 01:31 PM
Accutane troubled! ordinary10 Acne 9 09-11-2007 03:20 AM
Nutrition For Troubled Skin rocknroll1234 Acne 7 05-10-2007 10:08 PM
Help for a troubled teen with ADHD angeloftcf ADD / ADHD 0 03-29-2007 04:31 AM
troubled friendships *Versailles* Depression 9 11-19-2005 12:23 AM
face powder for acne troubled skin bahamagirl Beauty & Cosmetics 0 07-31-2005 07:25 AM
Troubled Waters..., fellow Bipolar friends.., terrienne Bipolar Disorder 13 07-11-2005 02:46 PM
Troubled@@@@@ fuici Acne 4 07-02-2005 06:40 PM
umm.. i'm troubled troubled_teen12 Depression 16 05-03-2005 11:36 PM
Troubled girlfriend loverboy Relationship Health 6 04-27-2004 02:15 PM




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:02 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!