I'm Mohamed & I've 25 years old.
I've Ulcerative Colitis and I took for it Prednison for over two years with dosage between 15mg and 60mg without Bones Supplements like calcium or Bone Bone Builders which caused me Osteoporosis....First DXA on 25Dec, 2010:
Osteoporosis overall %44 in the spine with T-score between (-4.3 and -5.0) and %41 in the hip between (-3.4 and -4.1).Second DXA on 11Jul, 2011
Osteoporosis overall %34 in the spine with T-score between (-3.6 and -4.4) and %39 in the hip between (-3.2 and -4.1).
BMD increased by %13 in the spine and decreased by %0.9 in the hip....I'm taking now these medicines and supplements:-
Cal-Mag Supplement((Calcium 665 + Magnesium 540)) Twice daily....-
Ostoval Supplement((Calcium Phosphate 1700mg equivalent to Calcium elemental 500mg + Vitamin D3 Cholecalciferol 400UI + Vitamin C 60mg + Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine Hcl 2mg + Vitamin K1 100mcg + Boron 1.5mg)) Twice Daily....-
One Alfa 0.5 microgram Supplement((Vitamin D3 Hydroxyvitamin )) Twice Daily....-
Protelos daily....I'm taking for Ulcerative Colitis:
Pentasa 500mg 4Tablets twice daily.
Pentasa Suppository 1g twice daily.
Vitamin K1 10mg three times daily.
Folic Acid.Calcium and Vitamin D tests are normal....
I'm wearing a brice for lumbar spine for 6months, three months with prednison and the last three months without it....
My first question is How.... long does it take to don't wear it any more? Answered some how
My second question is.... How long does it take to recover my bones BMD? Answered
My third question is.... Why there's a major increase in the spine while it's not good for the hip and worse for the wrest? Not Answered
You may download my last X-rays from here http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZBWFET6A
Post Edited (elbarck) : 7/17/2011 7:16:09 PM (GMT-6)