I just got my Medicare and found to have osteoporosis (-2.5) two years ago. This is really unbelievable, as I believe I'm pretty healthy (no problems in blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose). The only problem I have now is pain (osteoarthritis?) on both knees, which is under treatment. It could be because I did not have enough calcium when I was young (?). I took Fosamax for two years. A recent check up found that the bone got worse to -3.2. It was really a shock. Honestly, I expected a much better result after two years of treatment. My PCP said, with my age, I'll tend to be in that range. I expected the minimal result after treatment is to bring it back to anything between -1 and -2.5, but why it got worse? And how to bring it back to that range, which is actually not I'm looking for. What can I do to bring it back to a positive number (Is this possible?)?
The one thing I've learned comes with medicare is a new social life, drs labs and techs, lolol... Do you take calcium and vit D? You will probably need to take something like fossamax for it too. If the dr recommends one of the drugs that last for months at a time, read up on them first.
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