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Board: Osteoporosis 02-16-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Whether or not Forteo is safe.

Hi 931, if your doctor says your density is not too bad why don't you try other options before taking Forteo or any other drug. You could try weight training, low impact exercises, like walking,...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-22-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,202
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Bone scan scores after Strontium Citrate

What great news!!! Isn't it great when you do something for yourself and it works out just like you want it to? keep us the good work!!!
Board: Osteoporosis 12-29-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: New Diagnosis: Osteoporosis

HI, I've taken strontium for 8 years and had gains with each DEXA, until the last one (this summer) when i saw slight decrease in the spine. I've had no side effects at all and will continue to...
Board: Osteoporosis 12-29-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Update

HI Annie, Happy New Year. Wishing you a new year full of good health, renewed energy and lots of smiles. take care, phyllis
Board: Osteoporosis 10-19-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,028
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: weight vests

Hi zipliner, i have a weighted vest, but to be honest i haven't used it as much as i should. I go for walks daily, but forget to use it till i'm on my way. Before you go out and get one do some...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Its been a while...

Hello, I would like to thank you all for reading my post. I hope in some small way it was helpful. Have a good weekend. take care, phyllis
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-01-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By phylwill1152
Its been a while...

Hello, its been a very long time since i posted on this board, but felt now is a good time to say hello. Today is the 10th anniversary of being treated for Graves disease and going on total...
Board: Osteoporosis 09-17-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Senior citizen - female

Hi, i can only speak from my experience with strontium citrate, but this is how i've done it for the last 8 years. I take my calcium supplement in the morning and strontium before bed. I don't...
Board: Osteoporosis 09-17-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Senior citizen - female

Hello, we can't get strontium renalate in the US, since its not FDA approved. I purchase strontium citrate online and its not that expensive. A 4 month supply (240 capsules) of the brand i get is...
Board: Osteoporosis 08-30-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: 2013 DEXA results

HI Joan, after i posted my results i saw my dr. and he was surprised to see the spine score was a bit higher than 2 years ago. I ask him what he thought i should do and he told me that after...
Board: Osteoporosis 08-30-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: 2013 DEXA results

Hi, the recommended dosage is 680mg. daily, 2 capsules at the same time. It is also recommended that you get at least 1000mg. calcium a day while taking it. It should also be taken on a mostly...
Board: Osteoporosis 08-29-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: 2013 DEXA results

HI April, strontium doesn't coat the bones like the drugs do, but aids in the formation of new bone. Like i told Joan, there is plenty of info about strontium online to read. I'd also recommend you...
Board: Osteoporosis 08-29-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: 2013 DEXA results

Hi, Joan, is today your birthday? Yes, i take oth calcium and stontium, but not at the same time. They need to be separated by several hours. I take calcium in the morning and the strontium at...
Board: Osteoporosis 08-29-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: 2013 DEXA results

Hi Joan, a -2.3 on your hips isn't that bad, its in what they call osteopenia and not in a danger zone, you're spine -3.3 is something to keep track of. I took the drugs for a couple of months ...
Board: Osteoporosis 08-23-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: 2013 DEXA results

Hi Joan, wow, you ran a half marathon, now that is an accomplishment to be proud of. Greens are a great source of calcium and it is best to get it from food rather than supplements. If you look up...
Board: Osteoporosis 08-23-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: 2013 DEXA results

H Joan, its never too late to make new habits. Did your dr. tell you what your DEXA scores were? You can do a lot of reading about strontium citrate online and decide for yourself if it the way you...
Board: Osteoporosis 08-17-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By phylwill1152
2013 DEXA results

Hello, I had a DEXA this week and jsut got the results back. Not exactly what i expected, but still good. There were no adjustments made for the strontium so i really don't know how accurate it is....
Board: Osteoporosis 08-01-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Senior citizen - female

Hi Dandee, I've been taking strontium for almost 8 years and have seen gains with each DEXA and no side effects whatsoever. There is alot of info about it on the web and you can read old post on...
Board: Osteoporosis 06-26-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Thyroid a factor for osteoperosis? I'm also on Strontium

Thanks percan, i didn't think of that :).
Board: Osteoporosis 06-25-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Thyroid a factor for osteoperosis? I'm also on Strontium

HI abby20, getting on the right dose of synthryoid is the keep to feeling good and it sounds like your there now. I take .112, but over the years it has changed several times. I don't know your...
Board: Osteoporosis 06-24-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Thyroid a factor for osteoperosis? I'm also on Strontium

Hello abby20, i have always taken real synthroid and have had good luck with it for going on 10 years. Yes, the magnesium i'm taking is magnesium oxide, 500 mg. daily. I tried a cheleated magnesium...
Board: Osteoporosis 06-12-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Do you take a break from Strontium?

HI ktnap, i've been taking it for almost 8 years and have taken breaks, I was told to stop taking it before a DEXA and usually stop a month prior to the scan. I've also taken summers off since i...
Board: Osteoporosis 05-16-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: osteoporosis

Hi, i think when they say one or more fractures they are giving the worse case scenario, some will get fractures, and some won't and since we don't know our scores when we are at the peak of density...
Board: Osteoporosis 05-12-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By phylwill1152
Happy Mother's Day...

Happy Mother's day to all the Mom's and Grandmas!!! :angel: Have a great day full of all things that make you smile. :) take care, phyllis
Board: Osteoporosis 05-07-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: osteoporosis

Hi, i think its the values that you are asking about.


Normal Bone density is +1 or −1 .
Low bone mass Bone density is between −1 to −2.5, this also called osteopenia.
Osteoporosis Bone...
Board: Osteoporosis 05-05-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Thyroid a factor for osteoperosis? I'm also on Strontium

Hi, i did some reading and found out more about the 127 lb. number. I was incorrect in the impact factor (altho i did read that some where years ago) but did read that petite and thin people...
Board: Osteoporosis 05-04-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Thyroid a factor for osteoperosis? I'm also on Strontium

Hi Ktnap, we are taking similar supplements, but i also take extra magnesium to compliment the calcium. I've been taking it for a few years now, but it was a few months after i started it that i...
Board: Osteoporosis 05-02-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Thyroid a factor for osteoperosis? I'm also on Strontium

HI Ktnap, how ya been? I have Graves Disease (hyperthyroid), but since being treated i am considered hypo, since i am on total thyroid replacement. Having thyroid issues, either hyper or hypo , can...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-04-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,852
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Strontium

Hi, i have lost some height,not quite 1/2", but i believe that is due to a small curve in my lower spine, which i have been told can happen as we age.

I've been taking the vitacost brand since i...
Board: Osteoporosis 04-04-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,852
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Strontium

I have been taking strontium for going on 8 years and have seen gains with each DEXA. The results can be overestimated, but even if i take half away its still been a steady improvement in density. ...
Board: Osteoporosis 02-03-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,742
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Bone Drugs ? just say No.

I hope you don't mind my jumping (very good for the bones) in on the exercise question. In addition to walking on the treadmill if you are physically able to weight train that would be great for...
Board: Osteoporosis 02-01-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,742
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Bone Drugs ? just say No.

Hi, I had a similar experience with my dr. when i told him i was not going to take actenol and that i was going to take strontium citrate. He tried his best to talk me out of stopping it, but i very...
Board: Osteoporosis 01-21-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,773
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Alternative to Bisphosphonates

HI crkrie, I'm 60 also. I started the SC at maybe 53 after a heel test at a local health fair said i had density loss,i then had a DEXA to confirm it. I took actonel for a couple of months before...
Board: Osteoporosis 01-21-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,773
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Alternative to Bisphosphonates

Hi crkrie, I started seeing gains about 9 months after starting SC. With each DEXA i have seen steady gains. My hips are now very close to normal and my spine which was in the osteo ranges is in...
Board: Osteoporosis 01-17-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Osteopenia, Fosomax & Synthroid

HI Phyllis, nice to meet you. Here's a few more thoughts...

1. FYI...try to get all your future DEXA's on the same machine with the same tech if possible. There can be variances in each machine...
Board: Osteoporosis 01-17-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Osteopenia, Fosomax & Synthroid

Hi Suntanned, i have been on total thyroid replacement (synthroid 112 mg.) for almost 10 years after being dx'ed and treated for Graves disease(hyperthyroid). The only thing i can see in your info...
Board: Osteoporosis 01-15-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,606
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Osteoporosis yearly treatment

Hi CharlieGirl, welcome to the board. Glad to hear the you have found what works for you. In addition to the reclast injections what else have you been doing to help your bones? take care, phyllis
Board: Osteoporosis 12-13-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Just dxed

HI pa235, with your dx of osteopenia does come with the chance of progression, but by doing the right things you can slow down how fast it moves into osteoporosis or how it will effect you. Another...
Board: Osteoporosis 12-12-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Just dxed

HI pa235, did your dr. give you a copy of your scores? Osteopenia is a precursor to osteoporosis, but doesn't necessarily mean that you will eventually get it or to what severity. At 71 and with...
Board: Osteoporosis 11-17-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,773
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Alternative to Bisphosphonates

HI bearcubs, I've been using OTC Strontium Citrate for many years and with each DEXA i have seen improvements. There have been quite a few discussions about strontium on this board, you can look them...
Board: Osteoporosis 10-29-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,179
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Alternatives to Fosamax or Boniva

Hi CeeMol84, you're welcome. Anytime you have questions just ask. take care, phyllis
Board: Osteoporosis 10-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,179
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Alternatives to Fosamax or Boniva

HI CeeMol84, Strontium citrate is a natural substance. It can be purchased online or at health food stores. I've been taking it for several years and know others who are also taking it. There are...
Board: Osteoporosis 10-26-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,179
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Alternatives to Fosamax or Boniva

Hi CeeMol84, Tichou gave good advice when advising diet and exercise to help your grandma. I have a few questions that could be helpful.

1. Does your grandma know her DEXA scores? Knowing her...
Board: Osteoporosis 10-10-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,128
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: What is too much vitamin D

Hi, its the mega doses that can get a person in trouble since D can reach a toxic level. Some say a D level of 50 is optimum, my dr. tells me anything over 30 is ok. I guess it depends on who you...
Board: Osteoporosis 10-07-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,128
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: What is too much vitamin D

Hi, what i do when i go to the dr. is have a list of questions in my hand when i walk in. If the see a list its easier for both of you to know what to talk about. Don't forget that besides the 5000...
Board: Osteoporosis 10-07-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,128
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: What is too much vitamin D

H Jrobinso, welcome to the board :wave:. Do you know what your D level is? Is is below 30? How long did he want you to take the 5000 mg. before being tested again? He may be trying to see how...
Board: Osteoporosis 10-02-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,804
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: "Bone quality"?

HI TVZ, without knowing her scores it is hard to say what it her best option. I agree with the other posters, and wouldn't take the meds. At this stage she can do a lot for her bones with...
Board: Osteoporosis 09-26-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,084
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Levothyroxine and osteoporosis

Hi TMJ. I've been on total thyroid replacement (112 mg synthroid) for 9 years. You have been given good advice from both luca and Ladybud. I have treated Graves Disease(hyperT) and did have some...
Board: Diabetes 09-16-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Lantus increased after 2 weeks...

Hi Ruth, nice to meet you. Thank you for the info, I'm new at this and am learning, along with my husband, all these new things that are now a part of our lives. He took the first 15 unit dose...
Board: Diabetes 09-14-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By phylwill1152
Re: Lantus increased after 2 weeks...

Thank you SamQKitty for your quick response. My husband had a A1c, 9.9, before he was put on the lantus, 2 weeks ago, and he does check before breakfast, before supper and before the evening snack,...
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