I have osteoperosis now

southernlady

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An update was requested.
I did a round of Reclast, two years later, another round after my DEXA scan. It had slowed down considerably but not reversed. I have another year before I can do another DEXA (Medicare rules).

Reclast, compared to most, was fairly easy. A mild headache the first time, no reaction the second. I know I was extremely lucky on that.
 

southernlady

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Help me out... around here you can get a dexa scan for about $100. Could be wrong, but that what I recall from the last time I looked.

Is this version just worthless ?
That may be your local area cash price. That’s not a bad price.
 

southernlady

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Update: had a DEXA scan about 2 weeks ago.

Saw a specialist today. Apparently after I went into full blown osteoporosis, the Reclast is yearly for three years, take a break, then another three years. Osteopenia is every other year.

So I get more Reclast for the time being. That’s okay as I tolerate it well. But she’s also on board for Prolia as I go along. She was looking at my scores and the arm one jumped out at her. She asked if I could have hyperparathyoidism. Told her with a PTH of 14.4, it wasn’t likely. She agreed.
 

hilary1617

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Update: had a DEXA scan about 2 weeks ago.

Saw a specialist today. Apparently after I went into full blown osteoporosis, the Reclast is yearly for three years, take a break, then another three years. Osteopenia is every other year.

So I get more Reclast for the time being. That’s okay as I tolerate it well. But she’s also on board for Prolia as I go along. She was looking at my scores and the arm one jumped out at her. She asked if I could have hyperparathyoidism. Told her with a PTH of 14.4, it wasn’t likely. She agreed.
Hope you are seeing improvement or at least holding steady!
 
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