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Ezorb not working
Jan 27, 2007
Hi all, Just had a bone density and have been taking ezorb for 1 yr. The results showed more loss!!!! Now I am having multiple blood test to found out why I am not absorbing calcium. My doctor told me that she is looking at my thyroid, could be a problem. Had these test last wed. haven't heard yet. Has anyone else have these test done? I'm alittle nervous, most of the problems I have look up all lead to a tumor. I might add my mom and her sisters all have osteoporsis. Could it possible be a family thing? I ask my doctor she did not respond to the comment.
[QUOTE=plc;2766451]Hi all, Just had a bone density and have been taking ezorb for 1 yr. The results showed more loss!!!! Now I am having multiple blood test to found out why I am not absorbing calcium. My doctor told me that she is looking at my thyroid, could be a problem. Had these test last wed. haven't heard yet. Has anyone else have these test done? I'm alittle nervous, most of the problems I have look up all lead to a tumor. I might add my mom and her sisters all have osteoporsis. Could it possible be a family thing? I ask my doctor she did not respond to the comment.[/QUOTE]

Hi plc: Don't worry about having these thyroid tests, they can really help to treat your osteo, if they find anything. If they don't find anything, then you go from there with bone treatment. I had these tests done and I was really hoping they would find something, so they could treat that and then that would help to reverse my osteo, other than just taking bone meds. Like you they tested my thyroid, parathyroid, calcium and vit d levels and others, but they didn't check to see if I have Celiac, and you should ask for that test since it plays a major role in getting osteo. Read Thyme2b's and TomatoJuices threads on this.

Remember that calcium and exercise alone, won't reverse your osteo... These things are *really important* to help treat it, but they can't do it alone, unless you had osteopenia instead, which is a t-score above -2.5. Ask for a copy of your dexa so you can track your progress.

Most people think that osteo is a disease for older people, but remember that children and young adults can get it too. I'm 52, and I've known about my osteo for several years, but I'm convinced I've had it for a long time. I went through early meno, and have a family history of it, plus I have other bone diseases that contribute to this. I had back surgeries, and with one of them the screws and rods, they put in, just fell out of my spine, so I really knew then that something was seriously wrong with my bone, since screws don't just fall out of the bone since they put locking nuts on the open end of the screw.

Whenever you read about these thyroid, parathyroid etc tests, they have to give *all* the possibilities, but generally what they find is something that is not fatal and is *certainly* treatable.

Osteoporosis is a hereditary disease, and I'm surprise your dr didn't tell you that!! There are other risk factors, but having a family history of this is a big one. You should do some reading on this to help you to understand your treatment.

Ask your dr about possibly taking strontium citrate, miacalcin, or forteo since those are the only things you haven't tried. Of course, *you'll* have to decide what you feel comfortable doing with this, and there are plenty of differing opinions on it.

Here's some links to read:

[url]http://fore.org/[/url] or

[url]http://nof.org/[/url]

Here's another very comprehesive one that is really long, but it will tell you all you need to know about osteo, treatments, causes, testing, interpreting testing and understanding the mechanisms of osteo from the University of Washington by: Dr Susan Ott. Worth the read.

[url]http://courses.washington.edu/bonephys/opbmd.html#tech[/url]

Good Luck and let us know how you do.





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