I went to the doctors in 2012 with chronic backpain. I knew I had lost height and the doctor sent me for a DEXA scan. I was diagnosed with osteopenia and it was suggested that I supplement with calcium to keep active. Still had the back pain and the calcium/magnesium supplement gave me diarrhoea, I was also taking VitD3 as I have MS and had found out the previous year that I was severely deficient in this. Back problems persisted and in 2015 after another DEXA I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. At that time I was offered AA but after researching the drug decided against it.
I started supplementing with VitK2 and Viridian Bone Complex as well as the D3. Another DEXA scan 2019 and unfortunately my osteoporosis has got worse. What I don't understand is I have developed this condition whilst I was active (I had 2 border collies who I walked twice a day usually in woods on uneven surfaces). Also I was doing yoga or pilates twice weekly, gym work, tai chi - all of which I have given up due to lower back pain. I'm at the stage now where 10 minutes gardening causes me to lose feeling in my legs. Any bending, stretching, twisting, standing still for 20 minutes and I struggle to move. I have not broken or fractured anything.
I have privately paid to check my thyroid (results are normal) and I'm awaiting the results for celiac disease as I understand there may be a connection here. I don't know what to do anymore as my quality of life is very limited. I'm only 54 but the doctors talk as if this is normal for someone of my age and apart from drugs they are not interested.