Osteoporosis Support Group

Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which bone mineral density is reduced, bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is changed. It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 worldwide have osteoporosis. It is responsible for millions of fractures annually, mostly involving the lumbar vertebrae, hip, and wrist.

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  • Philo52

    Calcium Supplements

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    I recently completed my yearly DXA Scan and am not happy with the results.My scores have been within the osteopenia range for some time however the mostrecent results were disconcerting.Lumbar Spine:Jan 2016 -1.8Jan 2017 -2.3Left hip and Femoral neck are also in the Osteopenia range.I've been taking Jarrow Formulas "Bone Up Ultra."It's 2 pills with each meal so it's quite a bit.Right now, I'm...
  • nesskay65

    Osteoporosis Article

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    Found what I felt was a well written article on osteoporosis from Dr Tom McGuire, Sabastopol, CA titled "Osteoporosis: An Overview and Treatment Options".  He researched and wrote this after his wife was diagnosed. I thought it may be of interest to others, as well. It has many links to other articles and provides information about supplements his wife uses. I so appreciate all who post...
  • gramybear

    New to the site

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    Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate tomorrow. I was just diagnosed with Osteoporosis from Osteopenia. My doctor wants me to take Fosamax but I just can't do it! I have several diseases of the Esophagus and stomach and after reading the side affects, they just scared me too much. Is there ANYTHING that I can take that is natural? Right now I take Calcium, Magnesium, D3, Fish...
  • YiddisheMama

    Looking for support

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    I just turned 50 and took my first bone density test which indicated osteoporosis - T scores of -3.4 and 2.6 and today took my first prescription of weekly fosmax this morning. I feel queasy in my stomach and rather anxious. I don't know anyone else with this disease. I'd appreciate any words of support. 
  • nesskay65

    AlgaeCal

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    Does anyone have any experience with AlgaeCal?
  • nesskay65

    Bonexcin

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    Does anyone take Bonexcin? I am trying to review plant based calcium to help with osteoporsis and am find many kinds of calcium. The research indicates that plant based is better, but trying now to find best product.  I am happy to share what I have found if anyone is interested.
  • cindy_bartz

    Building Stronger Bones Naturally

    Hi everyone,My name is Cindy Bartz, I am a certified yoga instructor and was diagnosed with Osteopenia back in 2010. I was frustrated with my DEXA scan results because I was eating very health (whole, fresh foods, very little processed) and exercised (walking, hiking, yoga and tai chi) on a regular basis. I seemed to be doing everything right! My doctor gave me a prescription and told me to take...
  • littlemart

    Treating without meds

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    I am so happy to see that a lot of people are avoiding the standard meds the doctors like to push for Osteo. My bone density is bad, but I just can't bring myself to use those things like Prolia etc. I know some people swear by them, but the possible side effects scare me too much. I thought these drugs were supposed to strengthen our bones, but so many of them actually cause breaks. What's...
  • HarrysMom

    compression fractures, frustrated

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    hi everyone.  i sort of posted here fairly recently - at least thanked someone for the list of supplements we can take to help ourselves.  i almost remember who that was - i am teasing myself a little bit here - i have cognitive problems from MS, so, not really kidding.i haven't had the fractures spelled out to me properly and am honestly trying to work up the strngth to go and make that...
  • nesskay65

    Exercise Program

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    I hope I am not missing the comments on this topic. I am so thankful that there are so many willing to share their information and help. I have always been active and convinced myself that I did not need to have an exercise program. After this diagnosis, I have certainly changed my mind. I have been exercising pretty regularly for several weeks and am surprised (really don't like admitting my...
  • nesskay65

    So happy to have found this support group

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    I am a 69 year old, active, female. Due to my DeXA Scan, I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. My dr prescribed Fosomax, but after reading the "possible" side effects and the "probable" long term side effects, I decided to find another solution. This group has given me information I have been searching for, and has validated some of the things I am doing. Interestingly, I have found several...
  • nanny1611

    Good Dexa results

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    Just wanted to share my excitement, because my latest Dexa scan came back good.  I'm now completely in the osteopenia range and out of the osteoporosis range.  I'm very thankful to the Lord for these results.  Keep seeking what will work for you and your osteoporosis.  And best wishes to you all for finding your individual answers.
  • littlemart

    Stupid question about broken bones

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    I assume that if you break or fracture something you WILL know it. Is this right? I mean, you can't be walking around with a broken hip or wrist and be symptom-free right?Every so often I feel a sudden sharp snap or pain and I think "here it goes". But then, I'm still going. No swelling or bruising.
  • littlemart

    Prolia is out.. what is in?

    Ok, I've done a lot of reading on Prolia and found most people had bad experiences with it. Some did fine and hurray for them. I'm scared to begin this drug.So are there any "good" meds that don't have all these side effects? As of right now I'm just using Vit D and Calcium, Viactivs, supplements. Is there any safe prescriptions for Osteoporosis?
  • xmas25

    Reclast

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    I had reclast 1 1/2 yrs ago on fri. Went to bed woke up sick,temp etc. Finally got downstairs late sunday. They say it gets easier each time. Anyone have this experience