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Hi Boneybird
I am 55 yrs old and was diagnosed at 53 with severe osteoporosis. It's good that you are seeing a specialist to find out all the information necessary to address your specific problem. I was doing all the right things, food, exercise, calcium,etc. and my dr. found out that I was spilling all my calcium in my urine. He put me on a diuretic to fix that and then he told me that forteo was my best chance at getting back my bone density. (-4.2 spine and -3.1 hip) I have been on it for 18 months and have had no side effects. After about 3 months my back pain almost totally went away and I have been able to continue with my lifting weights and even jogging. I feel so much stronger and at the end of one year on forteo my spine had improved 10%. All my other tests are showing that my bone turnover,vitamin D, and other markers are good. He does complete bloodwork and urine tests every 6 months. I have another dexa at 2 years in June and then I have to decide where to go from there with treatment. Good luck with everything, it sounds like you are on the right road. Let us know how your journey progresses.
Trail





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