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Re: Just diagnosed
Oct 9, 2010
Hi Turtlelady. I was also just diagnosed with osteoporosis. I noticed you said you were going for a bone scan. Did you go yet and if so, what were the results? I have not had any fractures; my Primary Care Physician wants me to take Boniva. I am really reluctant to take any of the prescription meds out there based on what I've read about side effects. My plan to to increase my weight-bearing exercises, get more dietary calcium and take supplements of calcium and vitamin D. My vit D level was lower than it should be, so I'm thinking I have not been absorbing the calcium properly.

I have read some postings on this site regarding taking strontium and silica (Biosil) along with calcium and vit D. Also, there were some posts about Exorb-a calcium supplement that is found online. I'm not sure about the effectiveness of any of these supplements in slowing bone loss.

It's kind of a catch-22 since you are supposed to exercise more, but then you may risk fractures...I hope things go well for you.





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