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I stopped taking Actonel after it caused burning pain in my stomach. I don't take calcium supplements but do try to get calcium with my diet. I also take magnesium, walk, go to Curves and need to get back to strength training. Both my father and his mother obviously had osteoporosis (neither was ever tested for it since they were around quite a long time ago) and they never took medication and neither one of them ever had a fracture. My dad lived to 87 and my grandmother to 91.
hi, I am among the many on here who have decided not to take drugs. I was diagnosed over a year ago with osteoporosis. About eight months ago I started taking calcium and vit D, and also started walking and weight lifting. So far I feel great, better actually than when I was first diagnosed. Also I started taking strontium . So far no fractures. It was a little difficult at first to get into the exersicing, but now I just love it. It has enriched my life. I don't take a lot of calcium-only 500mg daily. Try to get the rest from diet- yogurt and brocoli, molasses etc. At first I was very upset with the diagnose, now I don't really think much about anymore.Just live life-try to eat healthy-extra calcium-limit coffee and cola. My grandmother had osteo-lived to 86 without any fractures. I don't remember her ever mentioning any pain.
I was diagnosed with osteopenia about 6 years ago. The physician put me on actonel which caused great pain in my feet. Due to the pain I quit taking actonel.

Subsequently, I had always suspected that my mother had osteoporosis because of her breaking bones and a humped upper back. Well, she was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis about 2 years ago. The physicians wanted her to try forteo...but after research and her subsequent recovery from breast cancer, she decided she did not want to go on forteo...the biggest reasons were because it is NOT A CURE and may have some cancer promoting qualities. I began to research medical journals, medical researchers - such as Aubrey Blumsohn, medical Web sites, and books.

My mother broke a rib by sitting on a counter at an elementary school party 2 years ago...just sitting and it cracked. Long story short she started taking strontium and has made a remarkable recovery...she has not had a dexa (dexa's are unreliable) but, she can now do the things she used to do without breaking a bone. 8+) She has raked quite a few leaves this spring and she is so happy not to be afraid. Mom has refused to take any calcium other than dietary calcium. She believes that she was close to getting another kidney stone again. The natural route is working wonderfully so far...she has her vit D, magnesium, and takes her strontium before bed.

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