• Treatment for osteoporosis- Does anyone have experience on which treatment is easiest/least stressful to take?

    Asked by Samcharlie on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Treatment for osteoporosis- Does anyone have experience on which treatment is easiest/least stressful to take?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Cindy's Avatar
      Cindy

      I have osteopenia which is lower than normal bone density but not as bad as osteoporosis. About 10 year ago I had a bone fracture from just twisting my ankle while taking things out to my car which involved surgery and metal plates and screws. After that I was put on Fosamax pills for 3 years until my bone density was built back up. There was nothing stressful about the treatments however I was stressed for awhile about breaking my leg again. I just had a bone density test recently that said I had osteopenia again. My doctor told me to take calcium with vitamin D. Exercise also helps to build bone density.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Samcharlie's Avatar
      Samcharlie

      Thank you Cindy for responding. The chemo I had and current Femara have taken alot of my bones. I was presecribed Boniva but have been unable to take it due to dental issues; I needed a bone transplant into my jaw. I would like another med other than Boniva but will discuss with oncologist. Thanks again.

      almost 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar
      abrub

      I was starting mild osteopenia, and my endocrinologist wanted me to start a biphosphonate (which I refused.) My integrative med MD specialist found that my vitamin D levels were low, and she got me back into the normal range with large amounts of D3. My next dexascan showed improvement.

      Without adequate vitamin D in your system, you will not process calcium properly. Low vitamin D levels have been shown to be a factor in a variety of cancers (another reason my integrative med MD wanted me to get my levels up.) I should add that my Integrative Med dr is an M.D. at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, so her credentials are the best.

      almost 4 years ago

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