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Re: Osteoporosis at 39

Re: Osteoporosis at 39

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Posted by Sheryl on October 18, 2000 at 13:17:58:

In Reply to: Osteoporosis at 39 posted by Susan on October 03, 2000 at 13:29:09:

: I am 39 and was recently diaganosed with Osteoporosis. The doctors suspect it is secondary osteoporosis due to my Grave's Disease (which was diagnosed in 1988). I was put on Fosomax this past April -- and am starting to have some major reservations about it. I have noticed that my muscles are much weaker -- I don't have the endurance I use to have (I am an avid weight lifter, I practice Yoga, and a run on the treadmill 3-4 times a week). In addition to the fosomax I take Calcium/D/Magnesium/Boron/K supplements along with Ipriflavone. Does any one else have osteo at such a young age (and no, I am not anywhere near menopause)? If so, what are they doing?

Hi Susan. I am 40 and was recently diagnosed with osteo (-3.4). I couldn't imagine getting it so young! But I was at high risk - my mom had it; I smoked; I did absolutely no exercise; I'm white and underweight. The only risk factor I didn't have was being post-menopausal. I do suspect that it came on so early because I've been taking Depo Provera (a birth control shot) for the last two years, which puts you in a false state of menopause and prevents you from becoming pregnant. But what's done is done and now that I've gotten the news, I take Actenol, joined a kick-boxing class, jog with my dog and have tried to improve my diet with calcium-rich foods. Best of luck to you - and know you're not alone.

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