I’m sure a lot of this will have been discussed before on various posts but I haven’t had a chance to have a proper look through the forum yet.
I’m 26 and have been on high dose steroids for the last few years. I’ve been on adcal and vit D during that time but not bisphosphonates (despite me asking about it!) and over the last few years have had at least 3 rib fractures from very low impact activities (coughing, bending to lift things etc).
I had my most recent dexa scan a couple of months ago and found out yesterday when checking an appointment time on my GP records that I now have osteoporosis in my spine (not overly surprising I guess given the rib fractures and the fact that I’ve lost about 4cm in height in the last 3 years) and my left hip is osteopenic. My right hip bone density has decreased significantly from baseline in 2018 but is still in the normal range thankfully.
Then to top it all off I’ve had bad back pain this week after my computer chair broke and tipped me on the floor and it turns out I also have a T12 compression fracture.
Just feeling very sore and sorry for myself and at a bit of a loss!
What are people’s best tips for dealing with fractures and just grotty spines generally?