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Aug 30, 2016 · swollen ankles in Women's Health

I have only 1 swollen ankle which could have been brought on by a BP medication but my doctor is sending me to have an Echocardiogram with Doppler test as well as an Ankle Brachial Pressure test.

Jun 30, 2016 · Treating Osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Yes you are on the right track. I am petrified about taking such strong medication. I might mention to my doctor about a 2nd opinion. I am very intimidated by him. As you know, in Canada we don’t pay for a doctor – it’s just the wait period that is very long. Thanks for your interest.

Jun 29, 2016 · Treating Osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I take 1000 mg of Vitamin D and no extra calcium but I drink a lot of milk. My respirologist wants to give me medication for my IPF (Esbriet). Apparently that is the latest on the market. My physical activity is limited when walking or going up stairs. I would have to take 270 pills/month and have my blood tested each month as it can affect your liver. This scares me. It is covered by OHIP – I would pay $3,000 and OHIP would pay $57,000 but I am still reluctant. Everybody should exercise with limitations of course. Yes, join her.

Jun 27, 2016 · Treating Osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi – I have had 6 breaks in my lifetime. I am 76. I am on Actonel once a week and do endurance weight classes. So far, my osteoporosis has never advanced and I am told to continue with what I am doing. I guess whatever works. I also have a lung disease that cannot be cured (IPF) but I am still functioning rather well without all the medication they want to give me.

Jun 7, 2016 · Treating Osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I am a senior and was diagnosed with osteoporosis many years ago – I have broken my both wrists for a total of 6 times.  I take Actonel once a week and I do weight bearing exercise twice a week.  It has never got worse – I think doing weights is very important.

May 21, 2016 · Pulmonary Fibrosis* in Lung Health

I was diagnosed with IPF 16 years ago. Since then I have only been taking acid reflux pills (2) per day. I work out in a gym 3 times/week and don’t seem to lose my breath. When walking, I do. My doctor advises that I should take Esbriet but I am reluctant. My heart is strong and I sleep 7-8 hrs./night. I am at an impass as to what to do. I am 76. My symptoms increased slightly in 2013