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Old 04-01-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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bone density question

my name is jeanne, i'm 58 and i have had osteoporosis for nearly 20 years. i recently had a bone density scan that read "-4.6" and i have become scared wondering when i will "fall apart". i know that -4.6 is very bad and my doctors say i'm a walking miracle and can't believe i'm not bed-ridden. i was just wondering if anyone else is in the same situation or can give me an idea of how long i might have before i can expect to start "breaking up". i know it's a strange question, but i'm very scared and don't know who else to ask. thank you ll in advance.

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Old 04-01-2011, 06:47 PM   #2
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Re: bone density question

Hi, is the -4.6 DEXA spine or hip? Have you ever broken a bone? My DEXA was -3.4 hips and I haven't broken a bone ever.

Old 04-02-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
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Re: bone density question

Read the book, "The Myth of Osteoporosis" by Gillian Sanson. It will help alleviate some of your concerns to a large extent. Also research on this board and other sites regarding the various drugs prescribed and what results people have had.

Old 04-02-2011, 09:41 AM   #4
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Re: bone density question

i believe it was spinal because i have 9 vertebrae fractures. i just didn't know exactly how bad it was (like, should i be worried about multiple fractures from a simple fall?)

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