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Osteoporosis treatment or strontium citrate?

Posted by @bonelady, Thu, May 10 7:01am

Is reclast a safe treatment for osteoporosis I have not done anything so far except strontium citrate

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I have osteoporosis and am afraid of the treatments for it have been trying strontium citrate not sure about my decision.

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am in the same situation, I wish someone from mayo could give a good answer to us…

Hello @bonelady — welcome to Connect. I'm glad you found us. I was diagnosed with osteopenia a little over a year ago but have not done anything other than trying to add more calcium rich food to my diet. I did find some information on the Mayo Clinic website on osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis treatment: Medications can help — Osteoporosis treatment may involve medication along with lifestyle change. Get answers to some of the most common questions about osteoporosis treatment.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoporosis/in-depth/osteoporosis-treatment/art-20046869

Have you discussed any treatments with your doctor or have they recommended anything to you?

John

Hello @bonelady. @faith123, recently posted about having a second reclast infusion recently here, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/reclast-infusion/. Faith123 may be able to answer a question or two of yours about the reclast infusion treatment and her experience with it.

@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @bonelady. @faith123, recently posted about having a second reclast infusion recently here, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/reclast-infusion/. Faith123 may be able to answer a question or two of yours about the reclast infusion treatment and her experience with it.

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https://americanbonehealth.org/bonesense/why-strontium-is-not-good-for-bone-health/

I just read this article about strontium.
I have had reclast infusions for six years for osteoporosis. I am fortunate to have no noticeable side effects. My bone density has shown some improvement and no further decline. Two years ago I was put on “vacation” from the reclast and haven’t received any further infusions. Mayo docs say it will stay in my system for up to three years. In the mean time I do have bone density scans to keep an eye on bone density. Next year will be my third year off the reclast so it will be interesting to see what docs will then suggest.

@johnbishop

Hello @bonelady — welcome to Connect. I'm glad you found us. I was diagnosed with osteopenia a little over a year ago but have not done anything other than trying to add more calcium rich food to my diet. I did find some information on the Mayo Clinic website on osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis treatment: Medications can help — Osteoporosis treatment may involve medication along with lifestyle change. Get answers to some of the most common questions about osteoporosis treatment.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoporosis/in-depth/osteoporosis-treatment/art-20046869

Have you discussed any treatments with your doctor or have they recommended anything to you?

John

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My wife has severe Osteoporosis .It has been improving with Medicines, Yearly injections , Exercise , Yoga .I think she is more benefitted by Walking in Sunlight abundunly available in India.Some resercah has been done by Ray Vio for Improving VitD UUsing LED lights of 293 nm wavelength.This will help .If Somebody has experience , pl share your experience.Thanks

@bonelady

I have osteoporosis and am afraid of the treatments for it have been trying strontium citrate not sure about my decision.

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I have been treated with bisphosphanates, forteo, prolia and I had 11 non-traumatic spontaneous vertebral compression fractures during treatment. I now take 680 mg strontium citrate without side effects and the fractures have stopped. Do not take it within 2 hours of ingesting calcium — so I take it at bedtime. My teeth are really strong and it feels like my bones are too. Most people who take strontium citrate report their fractures STOP. They won't do any studies but the END OF FRACTURES SAYS IT ALL!
IT was a 9 year nightmare until I started the strontium citrate. Good luck to all of you.

@kishanvasekar

My wife has severe Osteoporosis .It has been improving with Medicines, Yearly injections , Exercise , Yoga .I think she is more benefitted by Walking in Sunlight abundunly available in India.Some resercah has been done by Ray Vio for Improving VitD UUsing LED lights of 293 nm wavelength.This will help .If Somebody has experience , pl share your experience.Thanks

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@kishanvasekar My girlfriend has osteoporosis and the Dr put her on high doses of Vit D-3 sunshine exercise especially weights ,swimming .She is doing good

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Does anyone take Forteo ? My Dr wants me to start taking this. My fear is the cost. Injecting myself daily. and I don't hear much about it.

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I am actively and urgently in the process of deciding which osteoporosis treatment I want to "pitch" to my doctors. Fosomax is the formulary for my HMO, but that does not appeal to me at all. I feel that I need something that is shown to rebuild bone (15 lumbar and thoracic vertebral compression fractures). Initially Forteo was top contender (refrigeration requirement is an issue) until I came across Tymlos (refrigeration being easier to manage is one of several benefits over Forteo). Can and should treatments such as these be used in conjunction with strontium citrate, about which I know nothing by the way? Any feedback to help me through this maze will be highly appreciated

@clarkedu

I am actively and urgently in the process of deciding which osteoporosis treatment I want to "pitch" to my doctors. Fosomax is the formulary for my HMO, but that does not appeal to me at all. I feel that I need something that is shown to rebuild bone (15 lumbar and thoracic vertebral compression fractures). Initially Forteo was top contender (refrigeration requirement is an issue) until I came across Tymlos (refrigeration being easier to manage is one of several benefits over Forteo). Can and should treatments such as these be used in conjunction with strontium citrate, about which I know nothing by the way? Any feedback to help me through this maze will be highly appreciated

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@clarkedu I dont know the extent of your bone loss but there are things you can do without drugs.

@clarkedu

I am actively and urgently in the process of deciding which osteoporosis treatment I want to "pitch" to my doctors. Fosomax is the formulary for my HMO, but that does not appeal to me at all. I feel that I need something that is shown to rebuild bone (15 lumbar and thoracic vertebral compression fractures). Initially Forteo was top contender (refrigeration requirement is an issue) until I came across Tymlos (refrigeration being easier to manage is one of several benefits over Forteo). Can and should treatments such as these be used in conjunction with strontium citrate, about which I know nothing by the way? Any feedback to help me through this maze will be highly appreciated

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Welcome to Connect, @clarkedu. It looks like you've done your research. I applaud you for seeking out experiences of others add to your evaluation of which drug might work for you. @lioness is right that much can be done without drugs, but sometimes progression is such that drugs are required in conjunction with lifestyle changes.

To continue your research, you may be interested in reading and asking members questions in these discussions:
* Forteo vs. Tymlos https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/forteo-vs-tymlos-1/
* Reclast Infusion https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/reclast-infusion/
* Prolia treatment for osteoporosis https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/prolix-treatment-for-osteoporosis/
* Side Effects of Prolia https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/side-effects-of-prolia/
* Treating Osteoporosis https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hi-im-new-to-the-site-and-am-interested-in-treating-osteoperosis/

@colleenyoung

Welcome to Connect, @clarkedu. It looks like you've done your research. I applaud you for seeking out experiences of others add to your evaluation of which drug might work for you. @lioness is right that much can be done without drugs, but sometimes progression is such that drugs are required in conjunction with lifestyle changes.

To continue your research, you may be interested in reading and asking members questions in these discussions:
* Forteo vs. Tymlos https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/forteo-vs-tymlos-1/
* Reclast Infusion https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/reclast-infusion/
* Prolia treatment for osteoporosis https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/prolix-treatment-for-osteoporosis/
* Side Effects of Prolia https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/side-effects-of-prolia/
* Treating Osteoporosis https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hi-im-new-to-the-site-and-am-interested-in-treating-osteoperosis/

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@colleenyoung Thank you for your reply and direction. I have started exploring the discussion groups and will continue on with the links you provided. Thanks again, very sincerely!

@lioness

@clarkedu I dont know the extent of your bone loss but there are things you can do without drugs.

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@lioness You are so kind to reply. Thank you!

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