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A 51-year-old female asked:

on methotextrate for 2.5 years. don't never prescribed bisphosphonate. is it necessary? can i take calcium/vit d or eat foods rich in them instead?

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Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Endocrinology 75 years experience
Osteoporosis MTX: Osteoporosis is not a side effect of low dose mtx calcium and vitamin d supplements may help at your age to prevent osteopenia.

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Calcium is important: As a pregnant woman, you should get 1500 mg of calcium daily in 3 separated doses. This is more for you than for your baby since the baby will take whatever it needs from your system if you don't have enough. You should also make sure that you have enough vitamin d. The only sources are sun and pills. If you live in the midwest or are a woman of color you need about 1-2, 000 units daily.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

My WBC is at 17, 500. Everything is normal including differential count. Spleen and liver are ok. For 2 days I have been feeling tired. What could it b?

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A 30-year-old female asked:

I am allergic to milk and eggs since birth, how can I improve my calcium levels?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Diet or supplement: Calcium is present in a number of non bovine products. Goat's milk, feta cheese, fortified orange juice, other milk substitutes, etc. It is also readily as a straight calcium pill, often sold with vitamin d added. Another simple source is "tums" that has calcium in its antacid tablets.

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