It's been another 2 years since my last DXA I just got my results. My score is now 3.6 or 3.9, I started out at 3.0 so I'm getting worse. My doctor wants me to go to the endocrinologist again. I went 2 years ago and she wanted me to go on Reclast, but after talking to her she said since I didn't have family history of any broken bones and since I have never broken a bone she said that I was too young to have to go through the side effects from it, I'm 58 now. I cant take Strontium I get horrible headaches from it. I just don't know what to do.
I'm thin I have lost 10 or more pounds since my first DXA 5 years ago. Since I have lost weight would that make my DXA score worse? I just don't know what to do.
The following user gives a hug of support to BrittleD: phylwill1152 (02-22-2012)
My numbers are as bad and worse in some areas, when I was on natural progesterone and vivelle dot patch my numbers were improving went off a year ago and they went way down. I,m afraid of the drugs so I plan on going back on hormones and getting into a program for weight training at the hospital for osteoporosis.
Same here -- bad scores but have never broken a bone and have no family history. I also can't take strontium due to bad headaches. I absolutely refuse to take any of the biphosphonates or injectables. I've tried many and couldn't handle the side effects at all. I just exercise as much as possible and take calcium/vit. D, etc. I am also thin and small-boned. I will not be intimidated by the doctors who aren't the ones suffering the side effects both short and long term. Read the book, "The Myth of Osteoporosis" by Gillian Sanson to get another perspective on the situation.
Thank you, Aluma and Piano0105, it's good to know that I'm not alone with this. I was on Forteo for 14 months and it didn't do much, they took me off that and put me on Fosamax, my jaw shut so I couln't open my mouth and I had awful pain in my hip and leg, as soon as I went off it I was normal again, so for sure it was the drugs. I refuse to take anymore.
Piano, I just bought the book "The Myth of Osteoporosis" so I'm looking forward to reading it when it comes in the mail. I have heard others talk about it so I'm glad I bought it.
Many people are taking strontium citrate which you can either buy online or in health food stores. Some have had improvement in their dexa scores after taking it for a while. The prescription form, Strontium Ranelate, is only available in Europe. Here in the U.S. strontium has not been medically approved to treat osteo.
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