Are fibromites more prone to osteoporosis? Doing some research, I read that fibro is
associated with osteoporosis. The article stated that a large percentage of people with
fibromyalgia have decreased bone mass in their neck, spine and hips, especially after
age 50. I know menopause causes a loss of estrogen which can be attributed to bone
loss. A study that was done showed that fibromites were deficient in a growth hormone
that helped with bone replacement.
I know that some of us were tested and found to have very low levels of vitamin D,
myself included and put on prescription vitamin D therapy, 50,000 IU weekly. Maybe
fibromites have a more difficult time absorbing vitamin D and add to the risk of getting
Six years ago I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, I'm 57. I have been taking Boniva
since I was diagnosed along with calcium and vitamin D supplements. I had a bone
density scan and it revealed my osteoporosis is getting worse despite taking Boniva.
Is there a fibromyalgia- osteoporosis connection? Any thoughts?