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... I have read that one has to stop calcium supplements 48 hours in advance of a Dexa scan. This is of concern to me because my parathyroids barely function, and I take 1800 mg. calcium citrate and Calcitriol, which is a Vitamin D prescription. ... (2 replies)
... gyn and try to get on HRT ASAP. I'm looking into radically changing my diet bc I am scared. I just got this compression fracture which is how I found out I had osteoporosis. I've been taking calcium on and off but never with regularity. ... (10 replies)
... Thank you to all of you who are sharing their stories, and bravo to the dentists who are speaking up. I always felt someone had to and it often carries more weight when it comes from people within the medical community. I hope many more will do the same. ... (32 replies)

... I'm having trouble with the increases that your heel scan shows, mostly because I constantly hear that it takes years to see significant improvements when taking osteo meds, but I suppose you never know for sure how someone will respond. ... (15 replies)
... Seems i read on a thread that you should stop taking it for a couple of days before, is that correct? ... (3 replies)
... osed with low testosterone in March this year right at my 40th birthday. I think I've had it for quite a while possibly 10 plus years and had just chalked it up to getting older and having kids. I'm 6' 1" and 220 so about 35 lbs overweight. ... (35 replies)
... Hi and thankyou for your encouragement! ... (11 replies)
... Sorry I left out the info on the QCT increase... When I had that test done, I was taking Actonel. The dr mentioned that with all the meds it takes years to see large increases, but sometimes you can see high spikes in a shorter amount of time. ... (21 replies)
... I had a two spontaneous back fractures with no indications of low numbers on dexa scan at the age of 63, so my decision was pretty easy. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Nanny, and welcome to the boards. ... (7 replies)
... so the drug companies could make more money, like they did with the cholesterol numbers. Your Dexa scan could been calculated fraudulently also, like I was told, and it matters to you because you are borderline. ... (10 replies)
... I have yet to meet a doc that didn't know about the 24 mo rule on dexa scans, so I've never had that problem with such a lack of knowledge. If you go through your medicare handbook, you can figure out what the time limits are on all med procedures. ... (4 replies)
Osteo and Ezorb
Nov 19, 2010
... I am new to this site and read your post on ezorb. I already posted on this but didn't know if you would run across it . I have taken ezorb with great results. I found out i had severe osteo. ... (6 replies)
Actonel
Feb 7, 2002
... Thank you Nancy for sharing your experience. ... (17 replies)
... I'm sorry to hear about your discouraging results. All I can tell you is that my doctor told me not to have a dexa before being on Forteo for at least 18 months because it would appear that the drug was not working. ... (13 replies)
Strontium Citrate
Nov 16, 2006
... telopeptide measures the colllagen type 1 bone markers, which is somewhat similar to a dexa, but it will tell your doc if what ever you're using is causing "new" bone growth as opposed to bone destruction slow down. All you have to do is ask for a 2 hr. ... (70 replies)
... Vitamin C and zinc, I think I read about too. ... (44 replies)
... First of all I want to thank you for all your messages on this topic. It's very helpfull. ... (6 replies)
... Which is very low to begin with. ... (14 replies)
"Bone quality"?
Jan 18, 2013
... I'm passing along information I have read. There is a test called a Bone Resorption Test, a simple urinary test that you can use to determine how fast your bones are deteriorating. ... (17 replies)




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