I've been diagnosed with osteoporosis in my spine, had first hospital appt about it last Wednesday, consultant has changed me from Tamoxifen to Raloxifene to improve my spine, reading up on it one POSSIBLE side effect is Peripheral Oedema, as I already have Lymphodema in my breasts and no nodes in my right arm should I avoid this new medication. Many thanks and stay safe in this weather
Raloxifene: I've been diagnosed with osteoporosis in my... - LSN
Jennymary, I think we are all nervous of medications being given as the first line of control for health conditions that are usually caused by metabilic issues. I went to dietdoctor.com and put osteoporosis into their search engine. The first article to come up was discussing protein. The 2nd was an interview with Dr. Westerman. I copy/pasted the transcript and put osteoporosis into the search engine. His response relates to seeing too little protein in the diet of those with osteoporosis. The 3rd article to come up is authored by Megan Ramos, who works with Dr Jason Fung. This is the link to that artcle: dietdoctor.com/a-lying-scal... If you are not familiar with the dietdoctor.com project, I do recommend a visit. It is crowd funded - absolutely no input from industry. Contributors are a wonderful mix of medical professionals who are now understanding and advising on root cause along with patients passing on their personal experiences.
Personally I have had secondary lymphoedema (result of bad bandaging for sprained ankle) since my teens and now at 72 the leg is still large and requires heavy compression, but since adopting the LCHF way of life, the leg continues to improve and is the best I remember. A couple of years ago I experienced a serious fall - ended up with a beautiful, and quite serious bruise on my hip (where I landed) - but all bones remained totally in tact. I don't recommend testing one's bone strength that way - but it gave both my husband and I confidence that our bones remain strong. Hubby fell at the same time!!!
I hope you find the information at dietdoctor.com helpful to you.