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Amz
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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 2/28/2011 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Im just wondering if anyone here has osteomalacia and what the pain feels like?

the doctor thinks my mum has it, but we can't find much info on it. any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
I am a 23yo woman from the UK, my husband is my main carer.
Diagnosed with- FIBROMYALGIA, BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME, SERO NEGATIVE ARTHRITIS, INSOMNIA, LOW ENERGY, PANIC ATTACKS, OCD, IBS, MIGRAINES, FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE, LOW VITAMIN D.
BEEN REWARDED DISABILITY
Meds Citalopram 60mg, Tramadol 50mg x3, Mebeverine (for IBS) 135mg x3.

Chutz
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   Posted 3/1/2011 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amz~

Since I'm not familiar with Osteomalacia I thought I'd put a definition here for others to read. I'm hoping it will get you faster answers. Here's a link and some information on the disorder.

Warm Hugs,
Chutz

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001414/

Osteomalacia is softening of the bones due to a lack of vitamin D or a problem with the body's ability to break down and use this vitamin.

Symptoms

Bone fractures that happen with very little injury

Muscle weakness


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www.mayoclinic.com/health/osteomalacia/DS00935

Definition By Mayo Clinic staff

Osteomalacia refers to a softening of your bones, usually caused by a vitamin D deficiency. In children, this condition is called rickets. Soft bones are more likely to bow and fracture than are harder, healthy bones.

Osteomalacia is not the same as osteoporosis, another bone disorder that can also lead to bone fractures. Osteomalacia results from a defect in the bone-building process, while osteoporosis develops due to a weakening of previously constructed bone.

Achy bone pain and muscle weakness are the major signs and symptoms of osteomalacia. Treatment for osteomalacia involves replenishing low levels of vitamin D and calcium, and treating any underlying disorders that may be causing the deficiencies.
Widespread bone pain, especially in the hips

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Amz
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 3/1/2011 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks Chutz, that was a great help :)
I am a 23yo woman from the UK, my husband is my main carer.
Diagnosed with- FIBROMYALGIA, BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME, SERO NEGATIVE ARTHRITIS, INSOMNIA, LOW ENERGY, PANIC ATTACKS, OCD, IBS, MIGRAINES, FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE, LOW VITAMIN D.
BEEN REWARDED DISABILITY
Meds Citalopram 60mg, Tramadol 50mg x3, Mebeverine (for IBS) 135mg x3.
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