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Posted by TAMI
on November 15, 2000 at 18:24:40:
In Reply to: Joan Just diagnosed posted by Thunderstorm17 on November 10, 2000 at 09:39:01:
: Proceed with caution there is a lot of misinformation and quacks on the web. I have advance osteo and 53 years old. I am taking Miacalcin Nasal spray. No side effects afte over 1 year. Had side effects Fosomax. Opted no fosomax possible side effect "Tough". On HRT but harmones putting my Blood Pressure in the stratusphere. Your objective is to stop the deseases progress. You will have to live till about 95 to get bone density back from any drug on the market today. So consider the risks based on real gain. I researched it when I was first diagnosed. You reduce fracture risk by strengthening your muscles and being careful.
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 46 and had it for a long time in a relatively stable way I suspect for many years.Mine is a side effect from Grave's Disease (hyperthyroidism due to auto-immune disorder).I had a compression fracure at T8 years ago that was stable and still is. But, with the passage of time I'm getting more and more of a HUMP. SO PRETTY nad FEMININE.But I am not taking anythingfpor the condition.I don't think hormone replacement therapy will do all that much for me except bring back my periods...what fun.I enjoy not having to sit on a stack of sanitary napkins.It might have kept the heart damage at bay but that happened while I was not menopausal.Calcium guts me out.
One thing it is doing is laying down bone where it doesn't belong. I'm accumulating bone in side the spine and it compressing off the cord. The legs will go one of these days. Nothing to be done.
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