I just wanted to let you know what my Endocrinologist has me doing. I take a prescript
ion strength Vit D, 50,000 IU 1 X Wk, Plus 1200mg Calcium a day, and even though I had my tubes tied, she wanted me to take birth control pills to increase my hormone levels so that I could absorb more of the calcium. Something must have worked because over the last few years, each time I have had a bone density test my levels have improved. At this point, I am pretty low on my prednisone dose and she would be OK with me stopping the B/C pills. I'm not sure I want to because I had pretty bad periods before and they have gotten things under control. But, the point is that I couldn't take the Fosamax type products so we needed to find something else and this seemed to do the trick. I do still get the occassional compression fracture, but my bone density has gotten better, and for a 43 year old thats pretty good.
CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....