Younger than usual with severe osteoporosis
Looking for others with severe osteoporosis at a "youngish" age, for mutual support. I am 53 with severe osteoporosis—t-scores: lumbar -3.7, and femoral neck -3.2. I had a vertebral compression fracture at age 50, but wasn't given a DEXA scan until 2 years later.
Like so many, I did everything right in my adult life–exercise, healthy diet, supplements. It's at least, in part genetic, and partly because I am very petite and thin. My mother is almost 80, was diagnosed with osteoporosis in her 50s, but even now, without any treatment, her t-scores are not as bad as mine.
In May, I had my first Prolia injection. My insurance denied coverage for Evenity. No other options were given to me. The advice I received was, "Don't worry, take suppliments, keep exercising, and don't fall."
I am hopeful, while being realistic. I'm looking to connect with others who understand.