I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in September 2018 following a Dexa scan. The main issue is my right hip but other areas classed as osteopenia. I completed steroid treatment for PMR but due to this and menopause my bone density has been affected.
I took Alendronic Acid for a year and stopped it in June 2018. I have declined advice from my GP to restart it and currently trying to improve my bone health with natural methods. I have been prescribed Adcal twice a day but wasn’t given it during the 18 months of steroid treatment. My question is do you need blood calcium monitored on a regular basis. My blood test on completion of steroid treatment showed normal calcium levels but slightly low Vitamin D. I have bought extra Vitamin D in addition to the Adcal. I asked my GP about Vitamin K but was told I didn’t need it. I was also told in the health shop not to take it without GP approval. My pharmacist has said that calcium and Vitamin D levels are not monitored if no symptoms. In my opinion it would be a bit late by then.
I have looked at such a lot of information for Osteoporosis my brain is scrambled. Trying to exercise more, especially weight bearing exercises but difficult when you are not retired and trying to fit everything in.
Advice, experiences and tips would be appreciated