Hip replacement: Hiya I don't have osteoporosis... - Bone Health

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Hip replacement

Mags72
Mags72

Hiya I don't have osteoporosis, just looking for advice. I broke my hip 2yrs ago and had a "Dynamic Screw" put in. The break has healed but I'm getting severe pain and limited movement at times. After scans it was discovered that some of the bone surrounding the screw is deteriated, therefore causing me pain. My consultant has said that we could take the screw out, but that doesn't always solve the issue. So possibly a hip replacement soon. I go back to see him in January to discuss and decide. Has anybody else been through similar and can offer any advice please.

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Have you been taking citalopram for a while as this drug can thin bones.

Mags72
Mags72
in reply to Kaarina

Hi thanks for replying. Yes I have been taking them for about 2 yrs and other anti depressants for around 6yr before the citalopram. I didn't know they could thin bones😮

Kaarina
Kaarina
in reply to Mags72

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl... If you scroll down SSRIs are mentioned. Have you been advised to take enough calcium and Vitamin D whilst on anti depressants for a fairly long period of time?

Mags72
Mags72
in reply to Kaarina

No I haven't. I also have liver cirrhosis,, although my liver is pretty healthy and I make sure I take care of it, but I think this can cause issues due to blood clotting or something. I do take thiamine and think they are supposed to help with bones. Thanks for the information, I will have a look

Mags72
Mags72
in reply to Mags72

Issues with cirrhosis n blood clotting, I'm referring to if I were to get surgery.

sweetsusie
sweetsusie
in reply to Kaarina

Good article, Kaarina! Thanks! I've posted it on my Facebook page!

sweetsusie
sweetsusie
in reply to Kaarina

I had no idea that SSRIs could cause bone thinning!!!! Thanks!

Kaarina
Kaarina
in reply to sweetsusie

Levothyroxine can too. It is very important to get an annual blood test to check that you are not taking too much if you are being prescribed this drug. I have been on it for 53 years.

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