I am on high dose prednisone for PMR/GCA and also have osteoporosis as per my last bone density scan.
I am looking for a natural treatment of osteoporosis. I am currently taking Calcium 650 mg twice a day as well as Vitamin D 6,000 units/day (my Vit D level was 51 on 1,000 units/day). I did some research on Vit K2 and the doses suggested ranged from 0.15 mg to 45 mg. As well, an integrated physician I saw prescribed a hormone cream that has Bioest (a natural form of estrogen) as well as progesterone and testosterone. Also he suggested Strontium but there have been warnings about using Strontium so I have not started taking this. I have been walking with a weight vest as well and doing weight lifting exercises when I can. Any suggestions on the Vitamin K2 dose? Any thoughts on the use of Strontium in place of Calcium?