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    Old 10-08-2012, 04:16 AM   #1
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    Repeated metetarsal stress fractures in 20 yea old

    Hi - Im going to make a long story short so here goes:

    -20 year old female
    - eating disorder since 15 ("healthy" weight now, so not so much an issue)
    -NOMRAL blood levels
    -stress fractures in metetarsals for two years straight now with no apparent cause (aka...didn't break them while running, didn't trip, no nothing - just woke up one day and they were hurting)
    -taking supplements, doing everything "right," wear the boots, and then take them off only to have bones break again
    -Had a bone density scan last year, and didn't hear back meaning that everything was fine.

    WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!?!
    (osteopenia, or some other weird disease that I am oblivious too?)

    what treatment options do I have at this point? I'm taking the supplements, so do I need some other kind of therapy? I don't want to do anything more with pills because they are so slow, so is there a shot or iv treatment I can do?

    Please, please, please help. I'm getting desperate

     
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    Old 01-17-2013, 07:05 AM   #2
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    Re: Repeated metetarsal stress fractures in 20 yea old

    Hi samsa, was just reading ur post and wondering if you had found out
    what was going on with you. I am older than you (48) but I also am having
    stress fractures for no apparent reason. Hope things are better for you now.

     
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    Old 01-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #3
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    Re: Repeated metetarsal stress fractures in 20 yea old

    Hey -

    so I ended up breaking two more small bones in my foot before the splint came off around mid november. By then it was advised that I take something since I still left to lay down new bone before I reach 23. They also told me to take another dexa scan next year (my last one showed i was about 1.5 deviations below normal).
    I have now been taking something called Forteo every day. It is really meant for osteoporosis but will do the job that is needed for my bones. It is a shot, but not that bad at all. In terms of how long I will be taking it, that probably around three months - but I think that it is really going to depend on how I feel about taking it and its effects on my body.
    For sure go and see a rheumatologist. I finally ended up there after the 4th break in october.
    Hope that this helps!

     
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