Re: dexascan results and treatment
LUrbo, I can understand your frustration with trying to increase bone density. My T scores were close to yours and I was put on the medication Forteo, started taking calcium supplements along with increasing dietary calcium and continuing weight bearing exercise and my bone density improved but not close to being normal. It takes years to grow bone back and catch up. Rght in the middle of all this I went through menopause which is like trying to gain bone in an uphill struggle because of less hormones in the body.
Be careful not to fall or get in situations where you could have a bone fracture otherwise just live your life normally. I don't think I have pain from the osteoporosis but I asked for a spine xray which showed I have spinal fractures. So my doctor put me back on Forteo again and I've got about 10 more months to go with treatment. The fractures are minimal so no recommendation for surgery.
You may want to be seen by an endocrinologist, rheumatologist or Gyn specialist rather than just by a PCP.
Last edited by taape; 09-11-2010 at 06:22 PM.