Re: Diagnosed at 19 - worried and confused
I was sick for awhile, losing weight and dizzy all the time, I was constantly at the doctors and doing every test known to man kind all coming back negative. As a "routine" sort of thing because I was showing signs of a metabolic disease she sent me for a bone density scan which came back with an average of about -2.8. So because of my situation instead of focusing on the osteo and treatment I was sent to specialists for the other side of things trying to find the cause, which they still cant. So in the middle of everything I was going through I finally got a test back that said I had something (osteo) but then had to face the fact that it still didnt tell me what was wrong with me and is not something that can just be easily fixed.
I asked the doctor if it was because of the weight I'd lost but she explained that the damage my bones seem to have would have taken years. The only treatment I have been put on is the birth control pill and I have to skip my monthlys, this is so the estrogen can protect my bones?
Its starting to really effect my life, I worry about it all the time because Im concerned about the future and the pain can be at times unbearable. Im looking for a new doctor, Ive had such bad experiences with medical things and doctors, I have more faith in eastern medicine after what Ive been through.