Thanks for the replies. I guess I didn't mention that PPI use is also associated with osteoporosis. I have severe reflux issues (a hypomotility disorder) and have been on double dose PPIs for many years. That is also a factor. I did not know that methotrexate was a contributing factor either, and I will ask my rheumy about
that when I see him. How do they measure calcium levels--blood test? I could always ask for a level to be done. I've been lactose intolerant since birth, so I don't do milk, but I haven't cut out dairy altogether. Cheese doesn't bother me in small amounts.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Methotrexate, nexium, tramadol, nasonex, Nifedipine, Folic Acid, Tylenol PM