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oh yeah prednisone is well known to be bad for the bones. Just like accutane. That is why I was concerned.

Peregrine I agree with you in taking the amount the protocol of a product suggest. But one has also to do have our judgement. Like for example when I took accutane since I knew the drug was son dangerous I took a lower dosage than what the doctor prescribed to me and i had the same results minus less side effects. I believe in listening to your body more than anything.
I have been thinking of trying E-Zorb. One question - do you continue to take the regular calcium like you did before E-Zorb? I have not seen any mention of this. Of note I have osteoporosis and fibromyalgia also. Tried Fosomax but stopped due to side effects. My bone density last week did show some improvement
[QUOTE=sunny47;3211316]I have been thinking of trying E-Zorb. One question - do you continue to take the regular calcium like you did before E-Zorb? I have not seen any mention of this. Of note I have osteoporosis and fibromyalgia also. Tried Fosomax but stopped due to side effects. My bone density last week did show some improvement[/QUOTE]

I take no other calcium supplement than Ezorb. None other is needed IMHO.
I take calcium carbonate with breakfast (cereal with milk) but did not know only 400 mg could be absorbed at a time. I also take extra strength tums in the evening - used to take 2 at a time now space the two out for better absorption.I was on Fosamax and had to stop after 6 months due to side effects. Just had my bone density (1 1/2 + yrs after stopping fosamax) and one hip and spine improved, one hip a little worse. I do a lot of walking and stuff with light weights. Will not go back on Fosamax or any of the others like it.....sunny47
[QUOTE=sunny47;3262427]I take calcium carbonate with breakfast (cereal with milk) but did not know only 400 mg could be absorbed at a time. I also take extra strength tums in the evening - used to take 2 at a time now space the two out for better absorption.I was on Fosamax and had to stop after 6 months due to side effects. Just had my bone density (1 1/2 + yrs after stopping fosamax) and one hip and spine improved, one hip a little worse. I do a lot of walking and stuff with light weights. Will not go back on Fosamax or any of the others like it.....sunny47[/QUOTE]

Those results are encouraging! Good for you! About the calcium, it's my understanding that 500mg at a time is ok.

I was on Fosamax for only 11 weeks and quit too because of side effects and researching. Out of curiosity, how long did it take for the side effects to subside and for you to get back to normal after quitting Fosamax? It's been 2 weeks today for me and I am still not right.
Why did he want to increase your Lipitor with the great numbers you have now? Do you have heart disease? My LDL is 150 and and my HDL is 78, my Total is 256, but my ratio of TC to HDL is way under the guidelines. My TC used to be 300 and LDL was 191 before the supplements and diet change. Did you know the most optimal levels of TC are between 180 and 239? Most women over 50 yrs; old have TC at the 250 range, and I don't hear of many women dropping dead of heart attacks.

In my opinion, no person should consider any cholesterol treatment options unless they have the relatively new VAP cholesterol test. It breaks down HDL into sub-groups, HDL1 (least protective) and HDL2 (more protective). It also breaks down LDL into small particle (dangerous), and large particle (doesn't stick to arteries). Medicare and most insurance companies cover it now, it's a simple test, I read that in some places it only costs $65.00 if you have to pay out of pocket. I posted a reply in more detail about the VAP to a poster of the High Cholesterol board, the entire thread entitled "what is considered a good HDL level" is very interesting and I am waiting for a response to my post on page 4, I really think you would enjoy reading it.

You might have all the best kind of HDL and LDL and not need any drugs. I just had my blood collected yesterday for the VAP, full blood panel, c-reactive protein and homocysteine levels. If my LDL cholesterol is the small particle kind, and my HDL is the least protective one, I'm going to ask my doctor for Niaspan.

Why don't you ask your doc about Niaspan, or try niacin supplements instead of Lipitor. It's supposed to raise the HDL and lower LDL without the side effects of statin drugs, it's Vitamin B. Lipitor doesn't do much to raise your HDL.

There is so much documentation regarding the dangers of soy to the thyroid,
bone density, breast, etc. There was even a news show on one of the major networks last year about the dark side of soy, so the mainstream media even tried to get the word out. For instance, soybean contains phytic acid and aluminum which are both bad for bone density. There are so many other good choices of foods that can increase calcium/bone density, why ingest a controversial food?
If you must eat soy, try a little organic fermented tofu, I think that's what most health experts recommend.

Just the fact that soy is genetically modified in the U.S. and the fact that it's controversial is enough to keep me away from it. Research genetically modified foods and you will read that soy, cottonseed oil, and canola oil have the highest rates of modification. Genetically modified foods are banned in Europe and some third world countries in Africa refused U.S. food even though they are starving! Try to eat as little processed foods as possible.





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