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Wed, Apr 29 5:58am · Pulsatile tinnitus in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I’ve had pulsatile tinnitus for 10 years. Use http://www.whooshers.com for up-to-date medical info. and support.
There are a few MDs who are very knowledgeable about p.t. and you can find them using that site.
There’s a Facebook group, but I don’t use Facebook, so don’t know much about it. Most of us have found ways to deal with it, including me. Start with the Whooshers site. Hope this helped! Lisa

Wed, Mar 4 10:43am · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

A lawsuit gets attention and, unfortunately, may be the only way to change a particular injustice. Very few people enjoy suing, but some patients on this site were not given a clear understanding of potential outcomes by their own doctors. They might benefit from a consultation with a medical malpractice attorney.
(I am not a lawyer or victim of malpractice re: osteo meds, but if my doctor had not warned me…, I would, at least, contact the doctor and his/her state medical association to prevent the same thing from happening to others.)

Wed, Mar 4 10:17am · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Assume the pharmaceutical companies would make it an uphill battle – or impossible – to sue, but one could inquire.

Wed, Mar 4 5:56am · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I am sorry to read about your fractured femurs….wishing you a good recovery. Please let us know how long you were on Fosomax.
Thanks!

Tue, Feb 18 8:34pm · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Very useful, especially because I am thin, lost weight in between DEXAs, and have a small frame.
…will question (2nd opinion) endocrinologist about reliabilty of my scores before starting medication. Thanks!

Dec 11, 2019 · Dry mouth: Any ideas on how to help? in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I use XyliMelts Discs (sold in CVS, etc.) every night. (They gently adhere to your gums and melt during the night.)
You could try xylitol lozenges during the day.
Causes of dry mouth are good to know, but you may find relief in the meantime.

Nov 21, 2019 · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

You’re welcome….glad you are using it!
…much better than Googling because you’re getting medical journal articles, the source of your doctors’ information, instead of less reliable sources.
Even if full text is not available on Pub Med, there’s an abstract + full text can be requested through your local public library – which probably has statewide interloan access – or a medical library. There’s also an easy way to pay for full text through Pub Med when it’s not available.

Nov 21, 2019 · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

A good source of information is Pub Med….free to set up an account + “alerts,” so you will be aware of the most recent articles (from medical journals) on the particular subjects of interest to you.
Alerts can be set up for specific meds, “fracture prevention,” “osteoporosis,” etc.
View articles in order by date – most recent first – and customize settings for arrival in your e-mail box as often as you want them, e.g., weekly.
Yes, it’s easier to rely on your doctors for information, but if you put the effort into reading the latest peer-reviewed studies – at least, the abstracts or summaries – you are less likely to regret the choices you make going forward.