Prolia treatment for osteoporosis

Posted by Veruska @veriska, Mar 7, 2017

I received the results from my bone test and they have recommended I start Prolia. I have read the side effects and I am concerned. Has anyone use this drug and if so what side effects have you experienced. Thank you

@cireland

Hi — shitaki mushroom are helpful in raising the good cholesterol and lowering the bad.

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@cireland I love mushrooms, but shitake mushrooms have an odd taste to me and I don't care for them much.

@sue225 I actually already do eat many of the things mentioned. I guess I will try to cut out egg yolks. I generally have about three eggs a week. The last time I tried to eat whites without yolks, or with a low proportion of yolks to whites, it upset my stomach and then I read that egg whites are more apt to cause a reaction then egg yolks! When that happens if I don't eat any eggs for a while I can then return to eating them.

I've been using the vegan version of "I can't believe it's not butter" because that has no dairy in it, and I have recently come to realize that some problems I have been having are from lactose intolerance.
JK

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@sue225

I believe mine is inherited as well (my late father). I would prefer to be on a statin rather than Repatha but couldnt tolerate them.

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Well, my father had four things wrong and I only got one – so I am OK. I am able to tolerate the statin and Fosimax also. My Mother is turning 100 next month and her brother is 98. I am very active and involved in LOTS of things so I hope that I can be around for a long time. I still work – making jewelry.

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@lippemouse

Well, my father had four things wrong and I only got one – so I am OK. I am able to tolerate the statin and Fosimax also. My Mother is turning 100 next month and her brother is 98. I am very active and involved in LOTS of things so I hope that I can be around for a long time. I still work – making jewelry.

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How lucky you are to still have your parents! Maybe you have inherited the longevity gene.

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@sue225

How lucky you are to still have your parents! Maybe you have inherited the longevity gene.

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Just realized, maybe just your mum but that's wonderful.

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@contentandwell

@cireland I love mushrooms, but shitake mushrooms have an odd taste to me and I don't care for them much.

@sue225 I actually already do eat many of the things mentioned. I guess I will try to cut out egg yolks. I generally have about three eggs a week. The last time I tried to eat whites without yolks, or with a low proportion of yolks to whites, it upset my stomach and then I read that egg whites are more apt to cause a reaction then egg yolks! When that happens if I don't eat any eggs for a while I can then return to eating them.

I've been using the vegan version of "I can't believe it's not butter" because that has no dairy in it, and I have recently come to realize that some problems I have been having are from lactose intolerance.
JK

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Recently I started having fantasies about eating a soft-boiled egg on toast (glutenfree). After not eating an egg for six years, I fell off the wagon. It was wonderful. As I am now on cholesterol medication, I allow myself one egg every three weeks. Its the small pleasures in life.

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@lippemouse

Well, my father had four things wrong and I only got one – so I am OK. I am able to tolerate the statin and Fosimax also. My Mother is turning 100 next month and her brother is 98. I am very active and involved in LOTS of things so I hope that I can be around for a long time. I still work – making jewelry.

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@lippemouse My cholesterol is high also Mine is hereditary from my Dad but Creator brought it down earlier so started it again We use to do gemstone jewelry is this what you do?or glass my friend here does this some pretty pieces .

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@sue225

Recently I started having fantasies about eating a soft-boiled egg on toast (glutenfree). After not eating an egg for six years, I fell off the wagon. It was wonderful. As I am now on cholesterol medication, I allow myself one egg every three weeks. Its the small pleasures in life.

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@sue225 Was your cholesterol very high? My PCP said I could have up to three egg yolks a week so maybe mine is not too, too bad.
JK

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@contentandwell

@sue225 Was your cholesterol very high? My PCP said I could have up to three egg yolks a week so maybe mine is not too, too bad.
JK

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We measure cholesterol differently in Canada. So a normal level of total CHO is 5.2. Havevl to multiple by 39 to convert to your system. So, before starting Repatha, my LDL # all by itself was 6.18!!! Which is 241 in your system. Anyway on the Repatha it dropped by 50% to about 127 or cdn 3.26. I didnt ask the doctor about eggs this time. I just think its better for me to avoid them.

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@sue225

These foods I mentioned are part of the "Portfolio Diet". It is a plant-based diet designed to lower cholesterol by as much as 30%. It was developed by a number of researchers at St.Michael's hospital in Toronto. Google Dr. David Jenkins who is a Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto and head of a clinic at St. Michael's Hospital. He developed the concept of the glycemic index.
The diet works. I did follow it for about 2 years with the exclusion of barley and whole wheat grains as I am a celiac. Dr. Jenkins practices what he preaches: he is a vegan. I still make a delicious baked tofu dish on a regular basis.

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I bought TOFU & have no idea what to do with it. If you are sharing, please give the recipe for your 'delicious baked tofu dish' . THX so Very Much ! from Susan V

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@susan30

I bought TOFU & have no idea what to do with it. If you are sharing, please give the recipe for your 'delicious baked tofu dish' . THX so Very Much ! from Susan V

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Buy a block of extra firm tofu. All tofu should be drained of excess water for 15min. Extra firm has the least amount of water and the most protein so for a beginner its the easiest to deal with. To drain it, wrap paper towelling around the block and place something heavy on top. I place a plastic lid on top of the tofu and on top of that a heavy stone rabbit that sits on my window ledge.
Get a baking dish. Place thinly sliced onion on the bottom of the dish. (Medium onion). Slice the tofu into slabs. Place on top of the onions.
In a bowl, mix:
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp water (if you have leftover chicken broth in a carton in the frig that works too)
1 to 2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp of grated ginger
Sugar (1/2 tbsp or less)
Sometimes I add a tbsp or more of ketchup or a tbsp of thai chili sauce. Not in the original recipe but adds something.
Pour sauce over tofu. Turn the slices so both sides are coated.
I like to do this the night before or in the morning to let the tofu absorb the flavors.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. My husband likes the tofu chewier so sometimes I let it bake a little longer.
Serve with brown rice.
I hope you like it.

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@susan30

I bought TOFU & have no idea what to do with it. If you are sharing, please give the recipe for your 'delicious baked tofu dish' . THX so Very Much ! from Susan V

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The tofu slices should lay flat, next to each other, not overlapping.

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@sue225

Buy a block of extra firm tofu. All tofu should be drained of excess water for 15min. Extra firm has the least amount of water and the most protein so for a beginner its the easiest to deal with. To drain it, wrap paper towelling around the block and place something heavy on top. I place a plastic lid on top of the tofu and on top of that a heavy stone rabbit that sits on my window ledge.
Get a baking dish. Place thinly sliced onion on the bottom of the dish. (Medium onion). Slice the tofu into slabs. Place on top of the onions.
In a bowl, mix:
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp water (if you have leftover chicken broth in a carton in the frig that works too)
1 to 2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp of grated ginger
Sugar (1/2 tbsp or less)
Sometimes I add a tbsp or more of ketchup or a tbsp of thai chili sauce. Not in the original recipe but adds something.
Pour sauce over tofu. Turn the slices so both sides are coated.
I like to do this the night before or in the morning to let the tofu absorb the flavors.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. My husband likes the tofu chewier so sometimes I let it bake a little longer.
Serve with brown rice.
I hope you like it.

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@sue225 I have only had tofu one time and did not care for it, but this recipe sounds like it might be good. One of these days I may try it. Thanks for the directions.
JK

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