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Posted by BJ
on September 13, 2000 at 06:52:10:
In Reply to: Osteoporsis Questions posted by Yvonne on September 11, 2000 at 23:31:47:
: Iam just turning 52 and was told I have osteoporsis. It was quite a surprise because I've always felt I was physically strong for a small woman. Also have never broken a bone in my life and have been very active. My Dr. said my CT scan showed-3.25 (I believe). What exactly does this mean? Does this disease effect your teeth? In the last year I noticed my two front teeth started feeling porsis. I've always had very good teeth. She prescribed Fosamax and I have been reading some negatives. Please share any info that well enlighten me. I don't know what to think of all this.
I'm not sure of the numbers - but I have been told that I am a high risk for fracture in my lower back and right hip ( I have had a total of 3 bone density over the past 4 years. I have alot of pain in the lower back.
You might ask your doctor about Actonel, it has been around for yrs. and used for the treatment of Pagents Disease. It was just recently approved for Osteoporosis. I am 51 & was first DX in 1996. I was unable to take Fosamax, I tired Miacalin nose spray which made sores in my nose. Last week I saw a Endrocrinologist (I was referred by my family dr.) and started on this.
This disease can effect your teeth. So far mine are OK. Your dentist can tell by your X-rays. It is very important to take Calicum, Vit D. and do not take the calicum with Prilosec or any other the other reflux diseases as the stomach needs some acid to absorb the calicum and vit D.
Do you have pain?? The doctors seem to think osteoporosis doesn't cause the pain, but that arthiritis is there. Hard for me to believe. Best Wishes.
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