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
Old 09-01-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 74
Searfass HB User
Osteopenia in hips

Well I have osteopenia, which probably turned into Osetoporosis, as I didn’t take Calcium supplements, in my hips, and I had a few x rays and I have missing cartilage, that was prevalent since birth, in my hips. I have gone to the arthritis doc about my hip problems a few times, and he says since I’m not in intense pain and because I’m so young (31) that a hip replacement is generally out of the question. He just tells me to take pain relievers. I did try glucosmaine/chondroitin supplements, and they help tremendously, the only thing is the glucosamine really elevates my blood sugars.

Now I hardly feel any pain at all, it’s just that when my blood sugars go lower then normal, (and it’s next to impossible, if you have diabetes, to keep them normal 100% of the time) my feet get really difficult to pick up, and my hips, while still don’t hurt, I do notice some discomfort.

A few years ago, I began having difficulty with balance. But since I began taking Citracal, it has improved. If I could take glucosmaine products I’d be fine, but in my situation, I’m damned if I do, screwed if I don’t. Does anyone have any suggestions about what I should do about my hip? Any input is appreciated.

Edit: I have been reading alot, and am considering taking strontium citrate again. I took it before, but I had terrible side pains after I took it. A few weeks later I found out I had a large kidney stone!
__________________
Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Osteopenia

Last edited by Searfass; 09-01-2011 at 07:55 PM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-02-2011, 10:11 AM   #2
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI
Posts: 79
KATC45 HB User
Re: Osteopenia in hips

Hi,
I don't think the strontium caused the kidney stones. I would try it again and see what
happens, remember not to take it with calcium. I have also added lots of DHA and Epa
it does help the joints. I take 1,250 mg twice a day.

Just keep trying and it moving.

 
Old 09-02-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 74
Searfass HB User
Re: Osteopenia in hips

Quote:
Originally Posted by KATC45 View Post
Hi,
I don't think the strontium caused the kidney stones. I would try it again and see what
happens, remember not to take it with calcium. I have also added lots of DHA and Epa
it does help the joints. I take 1,250 mg twice a day.

Just keep trying and it moving.
Hi, thanks for responding. yea I had the kidney stone for some time before it was diagnosed. Taking the strontium just caused it to move, and that = pain. At the time I didn't know I had a stone, I thought it was the strontium, but I endured the pain for quite a while, eventually I went to a urologist and ended up needing surgery to blast the stone apart.

I bought a bottle of stontium citrate today. If I feel nothing after the bottle is empty, I doubt I'll continue it. That stuff ain't cheap and I take enough pills so as it is!


What is DHA and EPA? I've been searching for joint support that doesn't effect my blood sugars.
__________________
Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Osteopenia

Last edited by Searfass; 09-02-2011 at 07:07 PM.

 
Old 09-03-2011, 07:15 PM   #4
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 74
Searfass HB User
Re: Osteopenia in hips

Well day 1 was an excellent day on strontium citrate. After just taking 2 pills, I feel a heck of alot better! My hips don't bother me near as much. I recently began taking Chanca Piedra also, to help with UTIs and kidney stones, since I am prone, but I credit my instant relief to the strontium.
__________________
Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Osteopenia

 
Old 09-05-2011, 08:21 PM   #5
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 74
Searfass HB User
Re: Osteopenia in hips

Well day 3 on the strontium citrate is winding down. Day 2 was horrible, as I made the mistake of taking it at the same time I took my calcium supplement. Today I really couldn't tell, as I have off from work and didn't really do anything. I will report back when I work again and hopefully have some good results.
__________________
Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Osteopenia

 
Old 09-22-2011, 05:11 PM   #6
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 74
Searfass HB User
Re: Osteopenia in hips

Well since the medicine I purchased online called Zimosine helped me tremendously, but with the glucosamine, raised my blood sugars, I had to quit taking it. I get fed up with tired of being tired all the time. I'm only 31 and at times feel like I am 60. So, I looked up all the ingredients in Zimosine, and was planning on buying each one and test it for a week or 2 to pinpoint which one helps me.

The first ingredient I tied was Devil's Claw Root Extract. The only thing I felt from this was increased sputum/congestion in my lungs. It did absolutely nothing for my hips.

The second ingredient I tried was Bromelain. After the first dose, my hips felt immediately better. I haven't noticed any negative effects from this medicine, I take it twice daily with food. Even though this medicine is great, Zimosine is spectacular. Bromelain is dirt cheap, I got 100 capsules for $7! I've been taking it for a week or so now, and I feel it has set up residence in my system. I feel alot more mobile and limber now!
__________________
Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Osteopenia

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
osteopenia bi-lat hips pain w/sleep ww1989 Osteoporosis 2 02-08-2011 06:56 PM
30 yr osteopenia in hips and spine ubnsmkd Osteoporosis 8 03-06-2010 04:03 PM
Help with Osteopenia Selfhelp Osteoporosis 9 05-12-2009 05:13 PM
Osteopenia StephanieLo123 Osteoporosis 1 11-09-2008 02:00 PM
Osteopenia and Fosamax ralange Osteoporosis 1 09-26-2006 08:45 AM




Thread Tools

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




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



phylwill1152 (22), turtlelady (8), Piano0105 (7), taape (4), Titchou (3), Precious55 (3), Arggg (3), Sensitivo (3), wildflowers (2), DesertBloom (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1006), Apollo123 (906), Titchou (852), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:37 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!