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@kathleen1314, I have a Zoom visit scheduled with my doctor today and will ask her about prescribing bioidentical hormones and supplements for osteoporosis. Thank you for taking the time to share these informative, helpful links and your own experience with them. As a G.P., I don't know her level of expertise with osteo and may ask for a referral to a specialist...possibly Endocrinologist ?

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hi fiesty,
I don't know your age or have long you have been in menopause, which is important for bioidentical hormones; Doctors fear beginning hormones after patients have been in menopause for too many years because of the fear that plaque may have built up and then have the risk of breaking loose when hormones are restarted and arteries may become more pliable.

all people with osteoporosis need to consult an endocrinologist; there are numerous diseases and conditions which may cause or impact osteoporosis .An endocrinologist should run a wide range of tests cking the parathyroid etc.
I also believe that everyone with osteoporosis needs to consult a hormone specialist....endocrinologists seldom ck sex hormones, but a hormone specialist should ck all hormones. You may find the name of a hormone specialist who works with bioidentical hormones by calling your local compounding pharmacy; that is a pharmacy that makes medicine, including hormones, just for you individually.

Let me throw out that I do not think anyone should take a progestin, a man made progesterone, which is usually a pill taken by mouth. The WHI report that spoke to the dangers of hormones was mainly speaking about progestins.
Plus, I do not think anyone should take an estrogen without progesterone. Some doctors says you don't need the progesterone if you have had a hysterectomy, but you probably still have your breasts, and you still have the cancer risk.
Research seems to show that about 50 mg progesterone daily for at least 3 weeks a month holds protection from cancer. I use it topically and vaginally.

Obviously, I am not a doctor. What I know is gleaned from reading research papers and consulting with my own doctors. We all have to make personal decisions about what is best for us, to read the research and consult with our doctors.
Good luck my friend!

@fiesty76 Please definitely get a referral to an endocrinologist or a rheumatologist. Both specialities treat osteoporosis and since that is their speciality they know more than a GP or Internist knows.

I chose an endocrinologist over a rheumatologist simply because the rheumatologist I was considering had some reviews that said she was impatient if she had to repeat herself. Having a hearing disability I often have to ask doctors to repeat.