Treating Osteoporosis

Posted by heritage1955 @heritage1955, Apr 1, 2016

Hi. I’m new to the site and am interested in treating osteoperosis. I’m 39 yo and recently had a bone density that showed I’m at -2.4. So, going through the intial “I can’t believe it” stuff. 🙂

@harper2018

I have taken both Forteo & Prolia. I have necrosis of the jaw probably from years of Fosomax, Boniva etc. Had my 1 st Prolia injection 6 mos ago & may discontinue d/t significant constipation. Had some back pain in the first month or so. Both of these symptoms are a puzzle to my MD as she has never heard of anyone having these although the Prolia website says these are the two most common reasons people discontinue. All this is very discouraging.

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Since I 've been on Prolia, (2 injections, 1 full year) my longstanding irritable bowel-C (constipation) has become quite dreadful. Coincidental? My followup appt is next week, so I will let the endocrinologist know and see what she says. I also noticed that constipation is listed as a common side effect.

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Hello members of the Bones, Joints & Muscles group. I think it's safe to say that everyone sharing in this group has been greeted by @lioness. She seems to always be online to offer information, give support, connect you with others, and to share a laugh of two. Ever wonder what makes lioness tick and whats she does when she's not on Connect? Now you can.

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@JustinMcClanahan Thank you Justin for the nice words I have enjoyed your help and comments

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You can cure osteoporosis in several ways. The protein, calcium, vitamin D and exercise can treat your osteoporosis.

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@johnduo32 cure and treat are two very different words.

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@johnduo32

You can cure osteoporosis in several ways. The protein, calcium, vitamin D and exercise can treat your osteoporosis.

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Hi @johnduo32, welcome to Connect. I see that you attempted to post a link with your message. You will be able to post links in a few days. New members have brief period where they are not allowed to post links. We do this to prevent spammers from posted unwanted links and selling things. Clearly the link you were trying to post was not spam. Allow me to post it for you.

Osteoporosis from Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoporosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351968

@bonnieh218, you are quite right. There is an important distinction between words like cure, treat and manage.

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