Friday, November 07, 2008

More about osteoporosis.

After the bone scanning, I was so disappointed to learn that I am still losing ground. In fact, the next scan will almost certainly put me squarely in the osteoporotic (geez, what a word) group.

The good news was that she recommended Vitamin D3 to help absorb the calcium. I take a lot of calcium and plenty of dairy products, instead of meat. I'd never heard of Vitamin D3.

The bad news is that I am most certainly already getting Vitamin D3. I shop Puritan's Pride, and learned that Vitamin D3 is in their formulas already.

So where does that leave me?

Where does that leave any of us?

pb
Little Pond

5 comments:

Denver Refashionista said...

I am not sure where that leaves you. My mom takes a medication for her osteoporosis.

BRAINCHEESE said...

Wow...I've got no clue, other than to suggest the possibility this may be genetically linked?

Sorry to hear you are losing ground on this battle front...

Linda D. in Seattle

pb said...

Actonel. I take one a week, and have for about a year.

Perhaps that has slowed down the process, but I think all the steroids, especially those for asthma, are chipping away at any gains.

It's a real problem. I lost a few senior friends to hip fracture, so maybe I'm a little overwrought about it.

Geri said...

Hi. I suffer from osteopenia and hope to never get osteoporosis. Here's a couple of articles that may help you prevent it. http://www.newrinkles.com/index.php/archive/calcium-rich-foods/ and http://www.newrinkles.com/index.php/archive/ways-to-avoid-osteoporosis-what-to-do-and-what-not-to-do/ and http://www.newrinkles.com/index.php/archive/osteopenia-osteoporosis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis/

pb said...

Or just go to

http://www.newrinkles.com/

and see what they've got. We need all the information we can get.