Postmenopausal, long term synthroid
For the last few days I've been doing lots of reading on dietary changes that greatly support increasing bone density with natural supplements.
Other than binges on cheese and carbos at times, I have eaten that way for years... 80% alkaline to 20% acid foods. I don't ever consume the worst foods that rob bone health such as sodas.
I do have a rare disease though. I also have been hypothyroid on generic synthroid since the 1990 and unfortunately never knew the impact it could have on my bones. Although most people with my disease, systemic mastocytosis, are on steroids often, I have been very aware of the serious side effects so avoid them almost always. And due to having too many mast cells that are too active, I have been on H1 and H2 blockers... Hydroxyzine (antihistimine) and zantac (anti acid that is know to be bad for bone health). I'm on the least possible amount of the drugs that I can be on and not become seriously flared, which also is an osteoporosis threat.
So, to those of you who have seen clear improvements in your DEXA scores with only supplements such as calcium, D3, K2, Mag, boron, and maybe strontium, have any of you been on synthetic thyroid meds or antacids?
I'm trying to find hope in my life of catch-22s. Even if just one of you out there has been on synthroid but still was able to improve your bone density in natural ways, it would give me a ray of hope.
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