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What are the reasons that would stop bone medications from working in relation to halting rapid osteoporosis?

What are the reasons that would stop bone medications from working in relation to halting rapid osteoporosis?

Absorption: The most common cause for bone antiresorptive medications to not work is that they are not being taken correctly, and not being absorbed into the blood stream. This is especially true for bisphosphonates. One also needs to look for a secondary cause of osteoporosis such as hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroid, steroid effects, other meds. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Is it possible to rebuild bone, without medication, by diet when you have osteoporosis?

Is it possible to rebuild bone, without medication, by diet when you have osteoporosis?

Not likely: Problem is bone cell turnover favors destruction over new production and diet will not influence this disparity. ...Read more

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16 years of age. Constant chest pain only on left side of chest. Below collar bone. Only medication is nexplanon. What could this be?

16 years of age. Constant chest pain only on left side of chest. Below collar bone. Only medication is nexplanon. What could this be?

It is best to see MD: It is still best to see your doctor as we don't have much information to go on by, and also we don't have labs or cxr to look at. Your doctor can order all that for evaluation. Contraceptive pills are risks also for certain things including blood clot. It may all be just muscle or tendon strain but best to be examined. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in lower back. Radiates down left leg. ER visit xray shows no bone problem. Pain medication works little if any. Difficulty walking.

Extreme pain in lower back. Radiates down left leg. ER visit xray shows no bone problem. Pain medication works little if any. Difficulty walking.

A few possibilities: None of these show up on X-ray: disc or ligament injury, pinched nerve due to disc or vertebral dysfunction, nerve inflammation, muscle spasm, or several other causes of sciatica-type pain in the back & leg. A good history & phys. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers. Manipulation can solve several of these causes.MRI may be needed if reflexes/strength are diminished. ...Read more

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Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

No: Not all osteoporosis drugs "build bone." some medications will slow down the breakdown of bone while others will actually build bone. Talk to your doctor about which one is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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A person in early adulthood lose some bone mass after taking medication, is it possible for him to regain the original bone mass?

A person in early adulthood lose some bone mass after taking medication, is it possible for him to regain the original bone mass?

Maybe: What was the medication? The good news is at your age you can bulid bone densisty with appropriate calcium and vitamin. Have you stopped the medication?
Your physicain can have you see an expert in bone such as a rheuamtologist or endocrinologist ...Read more

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Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

No correlation: Don't worry and I hope your adhd medications are helping a lot.
Frequently they do. ...Read more

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Are there any medication for degenerative bone disease?

Are there any medication for degenerative bone disease?

See details: Do you mean degenerative joint disease? If so, there are many options. I do not know what degenerative bone disease means. ...Read more

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Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by prescribed medication?

Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by prescribed medication?

Two choices: Depending on the medication used and duration of therapy, you can minimize such risk by optimizing your vitamin d and calcium intake. Obviously, the best choice will be to eliminate the offending agent or to use the lowest dose possible (such as in steroid use). If you happen to sustain fractures, then you will need an endocrine evaluation for further guidance. ...Read more

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Bone spur at the bottom of my heal. Tried everything. Injections cold bottle. Medications. Etc. What's the next option?

Plantar Fasciitis: Conservative treatments of plantar fasciitis consist of stretching and icing, physical therapy, night splints, orthotics and cortisone injections. There are other types of therapy, such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections and therapies to stimulate healing through your own bodies natural processes. If these fail, surgery is an option, but will permanently destabilize your arch. ...Read more

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Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by my prescription medications?

Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by my prescription medications?

Depends: It depends on your age, menstrual status, medication history, underlying physical condition, dietary intake of protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin d (building blocks of bone). Talk to your doc re: your meds and what can be done to compensate, or overcome the losses. ...Read more

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If surgical menopause and medications have caused severe osteoporosis, then how do I stop or slow down the losses and rebuild bone most effectively?

If surgical menopause and medications have caused severe osteoporosis, then how do I stop or slow down the losses and rebuild bone most effectively?

Exercise: Daily exercise should slow the born destruction, ask your physician about vitamine d levels and may be he will order the test and replacement if necessary. ...Read more

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What medication will help bone spur pain in my ankle?

What medication will help bone spur pain in my ankle?

May help pain but...: Medication may help control pain but it will not diminish the size of the spur. ...Read more

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Are there any medications I should take before a bone marrow biopsy?

Are there any medications I should take before a bone marrow biopsy?

Talk to your Doctor: This procedure is under the control of the doctor how perform it. Follow his instruction. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur in my heal, medication nor home treatment does not work. Would surgery be the best solution?

Plantar Fasciitis: "Bone Spurs" or "Heel Spurs" are old ways of expressing one of the most common problems I see in practice: Plantar Fasciitis. The pain does not come from a spur, but actually comes from tension and inflammation across this ligament. I DO NOT recommend surgery for this problem. I am able to get rid of the problem 99% of the time in my patients conservatively. See a Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Which type of pain medication (s) do you get for a broken bone?

Narcotics often: Avoid non steroidal anti-inflammatories as they can adversely effect bone union and healing. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of pain medication (s) do you get for a broken bone?

Please answer! What kind of pain medication (s) do you get for a broken bone?

Pain meds vary: From patient to patient, doc to doc and depend on the type of fracture. Surgical fixation of fracture typically warrants a narcotic, on-surgical fixation is typically treated with a low dose narcotic or Nsaid, tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Is a bone biopsy painful? I'm nervous about my upcoming bone marrow biopsy. Is it painful? What sort of pain medication is used? .

Is a bone biopsy painful? I'm nervous about my upcoming bone marrow biopsy. Is it painful? What sort of pain medication is used? .

It: It depends where the biopsy is done and what type of anesthesia is used. Anesthesia may range from local anesthetic like lidocaine, conscious sedation or general anesthesia. Post operative pain maybe treated with narcotic pain medication. Good luck! ...Read more

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My osterpherous is now -4 and getting worse, I am constantly in pain with my legs and all bones. What can I do and what medication can I take?

My osterpherous is now -4 and getting worse, I am constantly in pain with my legs and all bones. What can I do and what medication can I take?

Osteoporosis does: Your T score is not very low. Additionally, osteoporosis unless you break the bone, you do not get symptoms from just having osteoporosis. The pain most likely is from something else. Typical misconception =you have osteoporosis and then you must have pain. Just wrong. ...Read more

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I took omeprazole for 3 years, if it had effected bone density, will this return to normal upon stopping the medication? Or is that bone loss longterm

I took omeprazole for 3 years, if it had effected bone density, will this return to normal upon stopping the medication? Or is that bone loss longterm

??: There is some data that all meds to reduce stomach acid (h2 antagonists and ppi's which is what Omeprazole is not with Tums (calcium carbonate)) have an increased risk of fracture perhaps this is due to decreased magnesium also a risk with almost all anti seizure meds like Gabapentin please discuss with your doctor and take some vit d (vitamindcouncil. Org). ...Read more

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If excess cortisol causes so many problems (e.G., anxiety disorders, bone-thinning, hippocampus damage), why isn't there a medication to reduce it?

If excess cortisol causes so many problems (e.G., anxiety disorders, bone-thinning, hippocampus damage), why isn't there a medication to reduce it?

Good question: The complexity of the pituitary-adrenal gland axis and its signaling has made simple management difficult. Cortisol is so important in homeostasis that complete blockage is not compatible with life. ...Read more

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I have. Bony lump above my right collar bone near throa, doesn't hurts should I worry? I am 53, basicaly healthy, doesn't take any medications,

I have. Bony lump above my right collar bone near throa, doesn't hurts should I worry? I am 53, basicaly healthy, doesn't take any medications,

? Old fracture: This could be an old fracture with a callous formation. If you have never had a fracture, you should see a doctor for further evaluation of the lump. ...Read more

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How long before I have bone fusion surgery on my foot do I need to stop taking Suboxone so that I may use the pain medication they provide initially.?

Suboxone: This really depends on the anesthesiologist and the surgeon. Personally I do not stop the suboxone and I add an additional analgesic (I like Nucynta (tapentadol) IR) to assist with post-op pain. TENS can also be used as well as Exparel injected around the incisions. ...Read more

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I have low White cells....already did bone marrow biopsy and it came normal. But I want to know if there's any medication or treatment... To increase?

I have low White cells....already did bone marrow biopsy and it came normal. But I want to know if there's any medication or treatment... To increase?

Need to know more: Please give us your complete blood count (CBC) report. Unless we know your white blood count (WBC) and differential count (% neutrophils) we can not draw any conclusions of guide you further. ...Read more

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Should I take the new medication forteo? I have been taking actonel, (risedronate) my last bone density test showed I had 10 percent bone loss. I am afraid to take the drug because of the side effects. Is there something else I can take?

Should I take the new medication forteo? I have been taking actonel, (risedronate) my last bone density test showed I had 10 percent bone loss. I am afraid to take the drug because of the side effects. Is there something else I can take?

Actonel (risedronate): Actonel (risedronate) and Forteo are in a class of drugs called bisphonates. These drugs are very valuable in preventing fractures of bone due to progressive loss of bone density called osteoporosis. Yes the drugs have been associated with several significant side effects, but like any drug you need to weigh the benefits against these side effects. Spinal, hip and long bone fractures can have serious life altering effects on ones life, more serious than the side effects, so if you are at risk of fracture, which your bone scan indicates, then use of these drugs are justified. This is a conversation you need to be having with your physician since they know you better than anyone on this board can. They can review the risks and benefits to help you make a decision. ...Read more