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Osteoporosis and Treatment- HELP!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 07, 2012 at 5:29 PM

My mom was diagnosed with osteoporosis in her left hip, and osteopenia in her right hip a year or so ago (she is 55), and unfortunately started taking Fosamax in May of 2011. As of late, she's been experiencing a host of horrible symptoms ranging from extreme gas to bloating to acid reflux to chest pains. She has stopped the medication, as suggested by her doctor, but her doctor has now advised her to go for the Reclast infusion which is an IV treatment that lasts for a year. I have read so many horror stories about this stuff, and cannot let her go through with the procedure. She is currently taking 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 along with 400 mcg of Vitamin K2. Her serum calcium levels were fine according to her latest blood work. She's been eating a paleo diet for a few months now as well (I've been making sure she eats lots of offal, liver particularly, as well as good fats from raw grass-fed butter, raw grass-fed kefir, coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed meats, and organic vegetables, etc. Does anyone have any natural treatments for osteoporosis? I'm going to make sure she does some weight-baring exercise as often as possible, 4-5x a week. Would higher dosages of D3, K2, and Mg help? Fermented cod liver oil? Please give me some suggestions. I'm absolutely terrified by the idea of this Reclast infusion; not only have I read awful things about it, but its safety hasn't been evaluated for nearly long enough that doctors even know the potential risks over time.

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on February 26, 2013
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http://www.jackkruse.com/emf-8-quantum-bone/

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on January 07, 2012
at 10:09 PM

She's grain-free.

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on January 07, 2012
at 05:46 PM

Thanks guys, I hope so too. I'm seriously here crying because I'm so worried about the prospect of her taking this reclast. I won't let it happen.

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on January 07, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I really hope you get some good responses. My husband has severe osteoporosis.

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on January 07, 2012
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No expertise, Erica, sorry. Hope you get helpful answers.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on January 07, 2012
at 09:49 PM

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:36 AM

http://www.jackkruse.com/emf-8-quantum-bone/

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on January 08, 2012
at 02:56 AM

Check http://thebonearchitect.wordpress.com/about-me/ (WFS) This site is free and give excellent first hand experience and well as documented data.

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on January 07, 2012
at 09:47 PM

Has she been checked for celiac recently?

http://www.southernarizonaceliacsupport.org/disease/symptomchecksheet.pdf

If gluten intolerance is an issue, the supplements (K, D, etc) won't get their best shot at helping.

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on January 07, 2012
at 10:09 PM

She's grain-free.

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on January 07, 2012
at 09:30 PM

Obviously, optimize D3 levels via blood test. 2000IU is probably too low.

I am unfamiliar with the pros and cons of Zoledronic acid; the sides look ghastly.

Cissus Quadrangularis extract is something you should investigate. It is carried by many online stores such as nutraplanet.com.

Checking/optimizing testosterone levels is a must for those with osteoporosis.

In addition to testosterone, other anabolic steroids work wonders for bone density/bone loss. One minimally androgenic one currently on the market is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxandrolone.

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on January 07, 2012
at 07:06 PM

It sounds like she is doing all the right things. Weight bearing exercise is important but she needs to go slow in the beginning. Is it possible to look for a doctor that is more holistic?She needs to make sure everything she eats is as nutritionally dense as possible. It took decades for her to present this condition and it will take time to restore her health. There is hope, though! Please read the articles on the westonaprice.org site on bone broth. It is easy to make in a crockpot.

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