Frustrating telephone consultation with GP
Couldn't get an appointment so had tel consult with GP. Asked to be sent for dexa scan as I'm on Pred and it's classed as long term....
Wishing everyone happiness, health and love in the New Year! This is me with my 87 year old Tai Chi/Quigong teacher....
BONES Calcium Vit D magnesium Vit k2
I have decided definitely not to take Alendronate ( fosomax ) or any of the Bone " strengthening " prescriptions. That being said I am wonder...
Boron, not boring!
Boron is a mineral that works at cell level, along with magnesium and calcium. But many Western ‘ civilised ’ societies lack it in their diet...
Good news for new year
Hello everyone Hope you've all survived the Christmas festivities and had a lovely time!. Just thought I'd share this piece of good news I've...
Goodbye Alendronic Acid
I was prescribed AA in Jan 2014 when my GP diagnosed PMR. Having started on 40mg Pred I reached 4mg in December....
In my case I took Alendronic Acid for a month ( reluctantly ) after being diagnosed with both GCA and PMR in late July....
Well worth a Dexa Scan to see if Bisphosphontes are essential!
My GP has been pressurising me to take Alendronic Acid and I have been resisting. She sent me to Dr Peel at the Northern General Hospital wit...
Help - is this right?
Hi all, I have read yesterday's comments about DEXA scans and taking AA with interest - and concern. After initial diagnosis and getting goin...
Biphosonates ( Alendronic acid etc )
I know that many with a Vasculitis diagnosis are given the likes of Alendronic acid etc to prevent fractures....
First visit to doctor since starting with PMR
Hi everyone, I had my first visit with doctor after 4 weeks on 15mg, he wants me to take 15mg for 4 more weeks, then blood test. If he feels ...
The missing link between hyper parathyroid and other diseases.
Does hyper para thyroid show a link between other diseases such as hardening of the arteries and calcification of other organs such as the ki...
Is it right to medicate Sick Euthyroid?
I am now 99% sure that I have Sick Euthyroid ( Low T3 ) Syndrome. I always tought I have got over all these, but obviously they ended up decr...
Why is PD Chronic and Degenerative?
There is a lot mentioned in pd literature about slowing the progress of pd?...
The Manufacturing of Bone Diseases: The Story of Osteoporosis and Osteopenia...
' The present-day definitions of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis were arbitrarily conceived by the World Health Organization ( WHO ) in the early...
I am 71. Three years ago I started taking Atorvastatin as a precautionary measure, I'm assuming they are doing me some good....
Digestive problems probably due to Calcichew forte.
Hi,I am new here,but certainly not new to OP and its woes. I have just noticed that some members suffer from indigestion shortly after taking...
Hi all, just diagnosed with PMR. quite a shock....
Does anyone have any experience of using a vibrating plate to help prevent osteoporosis?
Fairly recent to PMR - I posted a couple of weeks ago to say Rheumy was doubtful because I'm " atypical ", but tests seem to have ruled out v...
Study regarding milk Kefir and bone resorption/loss
Hi, I hope this is an appropriate and useful post. 11 months ago I had Bone density scans and was shown to be beginning Osteopenic ( sp?...
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