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    Old 05-01-2007, 09:07 PM   #16
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    JustLucky-Did your dr. advise something to pull up your d level right now?

     
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    Old 05-02-2007, 04:48 AM   #17
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    As I said, I got diagnosed and told about the Osteopenia and Vit D def. about a week before my insurance expired with my old employer. My new insurance kicks in on the 14th so I will be able to go to the doctor then and discuss solutions. I haven't seen a specialist yet. Only my PCP and OBGYN who is who found it. I am just taking in more Calcium and Vit D suppliments and exercising even more right now. That's all.

     
    Old 05-02-2007, 05:34 AM   #18
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    Hey, justlucky

    My vitamin D was low when my PCP tested it as well- she said to boost my supplements to 800 i.u./day. I am now taking more like 1200 i.u.s, and trying to get sun when I can. (As osteoblast was saying, perhaps this is something you could do for now?) I am glad that your insurance will kick back in on the 14th.

    Hope that you and everyone else here is, otherwise, doing well...

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    Old 05-14-2007, 06:07 PM   #19
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    We'll today was the day... I was there for 3 hours as a new patient. OMG! I work for physicians and I still think that was crazy.. After having almost an hour or so consult with him about my family history and my history, he took 6 vials of blood (yes, I blacked out on them) and a urine test and sent me home with a 24hour urine kit (YUK!) I am more confused than I was when I got there. He doesn't know right now what to do with me. He wants the further tests obviously which will include results from a Thyroxine Free, VAP, Vit. D, 250H, Bone Specific Aikalase test, Chem 12 comp, glucose w/calcium and creatinine, Phosphorus, PTH IRMA and T4 tests.... I don't think I have any blood left!

    He said that he is concerned b/c of my age (34) and that I am at risk, Young white female, blond hair blue eyes, fair complextion are all risk factors for Osteo. Obviously...He said my irregular periods since teen years are a risk factor too. He said since I have kidney stones then he is worried now that increasing my calcium to where it needs to be will make me pass kidney stones (create them) more than I am already. Not sure if anyone out there has passed one but I don't wish it upon my worst enemy! So he's doing some more research to figure out what to do with me basically. He said he can't put me on the RX's that everyone goes on b/c the long term effects with unborn children etc are too great. I would like to ATTEMPT to have a kid, don't want to rule it out all together.

    So basically I have no answer so far. Great huh? I still feel like that episode in Friends when Ross goes to the Doctor to have his Nubin looked at and he becomes the science experiment.

     
    Old 05-14-2007, 07:31 PM   #20
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    Hi JustLucky: Hopefully all these tests will tell the Dr something that will explain your osteopenia. I think anyone who has been to an Endo has had all those tests, so don't feel bad, even with your age. I was told I had osteo from a bone biopsy at around 30, but the only thing was exercise and calcium back then. I now have a calcium problem and am only getting it from foods.

    Anyway I just wanted to show you the thread below, about stones and calcium, where we discussed calcium's role in this and strokes, if you haven't already seen it. There are some others on this board as well.

    [url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=493784[/url]

    Good Luck...

     
    Old 05-16-2007, 03:59 AM   #21
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    Nothing yet. But he did say that we have to fix the Vit D before we can fix the Osteopenia... I've got a 2nd opinion on June 28th with someone else.

     
    Old 05-16-2007, 04:37 AM   #22
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    If you do need Vitamin D, and most who have Osteo problems can benefit from it, Bio-D-mulsion Forte is an excellent product.

     
    Old 05-16-2007, 04:41 PM   #23
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

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    If you do need Vitamin D, and most who have Osteo problems can benefit from it, Bio-D-mulsion Forte is an excellent product.
    Where do you find that?

     
    Old 05-16-2007, 04:55 PM   #24
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    Hi Justlucky: If your vitamin D is that low, you'll probably have to take a rx strength of it.

    Good Luck...

     
    Old 05-16-2007, 07:33 PM   #25
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    hi lucky - i always thought low vitamin d meant low calcium, so when my calcium was 9.8 and my vit d was 17 it seemed weird. i still don't understand, but i see that your calcium was highish like mine, and your d was very low too. can someone explain this conundrum? how can you absorb calicum if vit d is so low or does this mean that our bones are leeking and providing the blood calcium? all the websites i read say that if vit d is low, then calcium is low. so much of this confuses me. thanks.

     
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    Where do you find that?
    I don't think in HFS. I ordered mine. Research will lead you to it.

     
    Old 05-17-2007, 07:07 PM   #27
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

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    hi lucky - i always thought low vitamin d meant low calcium, so when my calcium was 9.8 and my vit d was 17 it seemed weird. i still don't understand, but i see that your calcium was highish like mine, and your d was very low too. can someone explain this conundrum? how can you absorb calicum if vit d is so low or does this mean that our bones are leeking and providing the blood calcium? all the websites i read say that if vit d is low, then calcium is low. so much of this confuses me. thanks.
    I'd like to know the same thing too... Here's a twist. Since I produce kidney stones too (hense = calcium), is my body absorbing the calcium to the "WRONG" place, my kidney's instead? Maybe this is why the Endo doctor is making me do the 2 day urine test. My doctor told me it's to see what is truely absorbed per day...

     
    Old 05-17-2007, 07:27 PM   #28
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    wow - i'll be interested to know your results because i too, just found out i have a kidney stone. it appears we have similar symptoms. keep us posted. i wish my doctor would do a test like that.

     
    Old 05-18-2007, 03:59 AM   #29
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    Please read my posts under calcium and kidney stones. There is a great deal of information we are not receiving from our doctors that I have had to learn on my own. I have just had lithotripsy after a month of off and on pain, and am now having pain as the fragments pass. I do not intend to go through this again and I do intend to become as informed as I can. Unfortunately that must come through my own research, not from the advise or lack thereof of the doctors.

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    Old 05-18-2007, 05:02 AM   #30
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    Re: 34 year old female with Osteopenia

    We'll to throw a curve ball into all this. I was reading last night and "Your bones are made up of Calcium AND PROTEIN"... I admit I have never eaten enough protein in my life. And ... I usually have protein in my urine at tests, so why is it they think I'm missing the Calcium if my calcium levels are normal on the tests, why not protein????

    Makes you wonder... Guess we'll know when the tests come back.

     
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