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anneasquith | 12:03 Fri 19th Aug 2016 | Body & Soul
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Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis ?

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Not as yet, after a bone x--ray II was informed that there was a likelihood I might develop it.
yes
No, have you?
yes, I take calcium D tablet each day
Yes, about five years ago.
It's nothing to worry about, just take the prescribed meds, hasn't changed my lifestyle at all.
Are you having investigations Anne?
I take calcium D3forte everyday, and alendronic acid once a week. No probs.
I have been told by a nurse I have arthritis in my legs - he saw it on my xray
I know overdose on calcium d3 that went out of date in 2010
I figure that will save me
Thistles, you have osteoporosis and only take calcium and vitamin D? Are you sure you're not just osteopaenic rather than osteoporotic, or is there a specific contraindication to oral bisphosphonates?
hi no mercy, i also do not take bis[hosphonates (or if im honest the calcichew because it's horrible)
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Do you take any medication for it beds? Is it a reresult your RA ?
I also take Calcichew twice a day
Hi No mercy. I have ostioarthitis, I have had two hip replacements and three knee replacements, I also have a curved spine, it was during the xray for this that I was told that I had osteoporosis
Never heard of a bionic Thistle before.:-)
I take alendronic acid once a week and calcium D3 daily.
Yes Danny forgot to tell you that I have also had a wrist replacement too, full of metal, but going strong, arthritis runs in the family, I only wish that I could run, but at least I can walk slowly.xxx
hi anne, no i dont
ps it's mainly a result of the treatment for RA, but sitting in a wheelchair and not doing any weight bearing contributes too
That's quite unusual Thistles because bone mineral density is always artificially elevated by degenerative change (osteoarthritis) on a bone density scan (DEXA) and so bone density will be lower than the T-scores suggest....meaning, in your case, you're probably profoundly osteoporotic and therefore anti-resorptive medication such as Alendronate is strongly indicated.

We're you offered bone protection?
Sorry, thistles, missed your post at 12:55. So you are on weekly bisphosphonates.

Usually you will take this for 5 years before having a 2-year drug holiday and then resuming treatment again for a further 5 years.
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Many thanks for your replies. I'll let Dr. Nomercy continue with her consultations. :-)

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