I was diagnosed with osteoporosis 2 months ago following a DEXA scan BMD of -2.6. I’ve not had any fractures. My Dr then prescribed AA which I reluctantly started taking due to my fear of breaking my hip being greater than the fear of side effects (which are many).
After reading about REMS scans on this page, I contacted Osteoscan and had scans undertaken by Dr Nick Birch, an orthopaedic consultant last week. I intended (and still do) to have these scans for monitoring purposes. I was surprised when the results of these scans showed a BMD of -1.6 with quality bone. I have osteopoenia - not osteoporosis and I should not be taking AA.
I have handed in copies of these scans and reports to my Dr and I have a telephone appt. with her later this week. I want to get the diagnosis changed. However, as REMS isn’t yet approved in UK, I fear that she will not be able to change it and will continue to advise that I take AA. If this is the case I think I may need to get another DEXA done. I obviously don’t wish to return to the centre where I had my original done due to concerns about the machine or operator error. Could anyone recommend somewhere in London or 30 mile radius to have a DEXA scan with confidence? It must be accurate this time.