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Loni123
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   Posted 7/31/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
well i found out that on top of having osteoarthritis i also have osteoporsis this sucks! I am only 37 and i have 39% bone loss in my back and 37% bone loss in my hips, i dont know about the rest of my body because they only checked the back and hips. my doctor started me on Boniva which makes my stomach really hurt but he wants me to take it for the next 3 months. thank goodness it is only a once a month pill. sorry to be such a complainer i am just really down about it today eyes . I feel like if my doctors would of paid more attention to my symptoms 2 years ago they would have caught it before it got this bad! Okay I feel better now! thanks for listening!

Ginny
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   Posted 7/31/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Loni,
 
I'm so sorry to hear you're going through this.  I was diagnosed with pre-osteoporosis about 5 years ago.  I was 29!!  After taking Didrocal for the last 6 or so years, I'm back to normal!  My bone metabolizer is a daily pill.  No stomach upset.  So, have faith!  This medication might bring you right back out of it, or at least stop the progression and maybe turn it back.  You're so young, and your body will have an easier time healing itself.
 
Are you on calcium and vitamin D?  My bone cocktail is 2000mg of calcium daily, Didrocal, 1400mg of Vitamin D.  It's working great so far.  just need blood tests every now and then to make sure the calcium and vitamin D isn't building up in my system.
 
It's okay to be down about this.  It's big stuff. 
 
Blessings
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


Loni123
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   Posted 7/31/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Ginny! It helps to hear from people who know what I am going through! My doctor told me to add 1500mg of calcium a day on top of a multivit. he said that i should be getting enough vit d from the multi vit??? he also said to spend more time outside. He forgets i guess that he is thinking i may have lupus because of a positive ana........ I am happy to hear that your bones are doing better :-)

Ginny
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   Posted 7/31/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Loni,
 
You can safely go way higher on the Vitamin D.  The experts are now saying up to 2000mg of vitamin d is safe.  Crazy huh!!  I take 1400mg daily and it's working like a charm with all that calcium.  A multi vitamin only has about 40mg in it.  Not enough when you're taking 1500mg of calcium with it.  Doctors don't always know what to do with prescribing vitamins and stuff.  If you're unsure. I'd talk to your pharmasist.  They can give you tremendous advice.
 
Oh dear..... The fact that he recommended more sun to a suspected lupus diagnosis, is VERY BAD.  What was he thinking?  No, get your extra vitamin d from a pill! Hehe....
 
Yeah, my bones are doing great, but my joints are screaming at me!!  If it isn't one it's the other right! 
 
Take it easy! scool
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


sheryl=jk
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   Posted 8/7/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just recent;y dx with Degentive Disc Disease, and as im told most people have this to some degrees mine worseened serverly in one year, casuing me to wonder how fast thisis going to progress, it also stated severe arthritis in the facet joints, that to worsening, i need to lose weight too, that might help. but what more can i do, I dont think about takiing calicum but maybe i should?
 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
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