I'm 60 years old. My DEXA scores worried my PCP. My dentist was also concerned with the bone density in my teeth.
AP Spine L1-L4: T-score: -2.6
Left Femoral Neck:T-score: -2.1
Left Total Hip:T-score: -1.2
My doctor prescribed my Fosomax which I took for about a month until one week where I had really bad acid reflex. I went to a rheumatologist who scheduled me to take the Reclast injection in October. I'm really nervous since this just sounds like such an intense drug. Nobody I know has taken it. I'm considering delaying it for awhile until I feel less uneasy about it but then maybe I'll always feel uneasy about it.
l had 2 Reclast infusions as l couldn't take the tablets because of acid reflux,l was also concerned, l went to the dentist lst,it built my bones up a lot,l should have had 3 but my kidney function deteriorated so stopped at 2 annuals,my numbers were similar to yours,l also take calcium and vid D tablets twice a day,good luck
I had a zoledronic acid infusion in November 2021, and yesterday, I had my 1st DEXA since the infusion. When you say that Reclast built up your bones "a lot" can you define a lot--or give your numbers.
My numbers did improve but not as much as I had hoped for.
All three scans were done on the same GE Lunar scanner. Here are my results by year
July 2019 July 2021 December 2022
L1 -4.5 -3.8 -4.1
L2 -4.3 -4.2 -4.2
L3 -3.7 -3.3 -3.5
L4 -3.4 -3.5 -2.9
Total L Spine -3.9 -3.7 -3.6
Right Neck -2.7 -3.1 -2.9
Total Right Femur -3.0 -3.0 -2.8
Left Neck -3.3 -3.2 -3.1
Total Left Femur -3.4 -2.9 -3.0
The words a lot were what my consultant used so not sure,but l am pleased you are improving, x
I found this healthunlocked.com/boneheal... which you posted a few years ago and if _2 means a -2 t-score then that may be where you started. You didn't mention in that post what part of the body that t-score corresponds to and a -2 t-score is only osteopenia. Given that my 1st DEXA in 2019 showed that my lumbar spine t-score was -3.9 I would jump for joy if my t-score was -2
My doctor said he would NOT prescribe Reclast (zoledronic acid) to someone whose boness were in the osteopenia range.
I will try to find the results x
There was a typo in my last post. Have corrected it but want to make sure that you see the correction. I should have written
My doctor said he would NOT prescribe Reclast (zoledronic acid) to someone whose bones were in the osteopenia range.