When I was diagnosed last July I only received my dexa and letter through the post. ‘Lifestyle recommendations ‘ - none. Just offered AA, which, so far, I have refused. Not offered calcium or Vit d.
In April I had had a Vit D test, among many blood tests, as I had cancer treatment in 2016. My Vit D levels were 99 nmol. Just noticed my Calcium levels 2.45, adjusted calcium 2.44 nmol.
I do, however. Take Vit d3, 1000iu, sometimes 2000iu, as I’m not sure on maintenance and would prefer to be over 100 nmol.
Now, after speaking to a nurse on helpline, it was mentioned that if the body doesn’t get enough calcium intake, it is leeched from the bones. I then became anxious that my dietary intake could be insufficient. I started to measure my intake. But I drink calcium fortified soya or almond, and noticed this was calcium carbonate. I was re-assured this was ok - past week hitting over 1000 mg of calcium - but not easy. I’m going to start taking a back up supplement, maybe 200 or 500 mg, but worried re calcium carbonate.
Anyone else get calcium from soya or almond milk? I also take kale, almonds, sesame seeds, apricots , figs. yogurt. Just started prunes and back on shop bought kefir as my efforts to make this didn’t work!