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    Does anyone know about taking vitamin D vs.vitamin D3? Also which type of calcium is best?

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      Hi Barrelracer,

      I'm happy to see that you've asked this question. In order to get more responses, I suggest you also post it in our "Questions" section so more people will see it. You can do this by clicking on the "Ask Network" link on your logged in home page or the "Questions" link at the top of this page. When you post needs/questions using our question feature, we route your question to everyone in the network who might be able to help.


      about 9 years ago
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    barrelracer asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I am experiencing excessive hair loss/thinning and I am taking Zometa and Tamoxifen.

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      I have had handfuls come out but I have a lot to start with so you can't really tell. I know I have seen posts on youngsurvival.org about this and other women have had the same difficutly. I think when your menopause symptoms stop so does this. I haven't heard of anyone losing hair like when you do on chemotherapy.

      over 8 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Bone strengthening drugs): the only reason the infusion is difficult is because my veins are hard to access. They have to poke and dig to get the needle inserted. Sometimes the veins blow. It is a painful experience just to get the needle inserted.

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    Procedure or Surgery (rods placed in spine): I did not have a clue that I would have to have this procedure done when I went in to the hospital with breast cancer. My spine was so ravaged by the breast cancer that it was the only way to save my spine. The recovery has been slow even though my surgeon says I am doing very well. I am used to being outside riding my horses and lifting hay bales. Not now, though. The recovery, side effects, and impact to daily life have been overwhelming to a girl that is used to every outdoor horse related activity that has been a part of my life for the last 40plus years.