Has anyone been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I just found out that i probably have it.
I have osteopenia. I was told Prednisone use during the 20 years I had UC was the likely cause. It doesn’t normally show up for someone in their 40s and that is when they first saw it on a bone density scan.
Thanks for reply. I've not taken Prednisone, but apparently I have multiple fractures on my spine and now I'm going to have to have a bone density test. I was just wondering if osteoporosis is quite common in people with UC?
How old are you? Age is a factor as well- so is smoking. Lots of things could be factors as far as how you have lived your life, it also could be genetic and age related.
Hi I've been diagnosed with osteoporosis when I was 27 years old. Thanks to prednisone.
I have it in my hip & spine. Trying my best not to take those awful osteoporosis meds. I go to the osteoporosis clinic at NYU.
I have osteopenia too. It could be my age (almost 51) or genetics, since my Mom has it and so did my Grandma. It could be because I had my kids when in my thirties. I wasn't on Prednisone for very long with UC, just a few weeks, but I do take Budesonide, which can also be considered a steroid, so maybe that is part of the cause. Whatever the case, I now take calcium supplements, Vitamin D3, and do strength training and cardio work to keep the bone density I have from getting smaller. I can't turn back time, but I can sure try to keep if from getting worse.
I also take calcium supplements for my osteopenia.
I am 67 and have osteoporosis. I’ve had some form of it for years. I was on prednisone for many years. Currently, I am on Prolia and had my 6th shot in June. I know it is a controversial drug, but it is my decision to take it. I walk 3 miles a day, yoga 3x a week, take calcium and Vitamin D. I try to be careful in daily activities. Who knows if it was the prednisone or not? Lots of factors influence this condition.
Sorry to bump this thread, but I just got my DEXA scan results and they're worse. I've moved into full-blown Osteoporosis and I'm kind of freaking out. I'm taking calcium, but I just don't know if I'm absorbing anything. What forms of Calcium are you guys and gals using?
You need to take Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2, I also take co-enzyme q10 and also I use a good sea salt (Celtic or Himalayan pink salt are the best). Weight bearing exercises and walking are essential or your bones won't grow back strong. I chose not to take osteoporosis medication. This is a youtube video I found interesting and helpful.
Thanks! I've got a liquid D & K going, but I'll check out the video.
Also chia seeds and tahini (made from ground sesame seeds) have lots of calcium so I have that every day . I avoid calcium tablets.
I also have osteoporosis I am almost sure that my Ulcerative Colitis and after J-pouch surgery hit me over the top. I am on prolia and it seems to be improving my bones. I take a lot of vitamins, exercise. I am not able to eat everything so that is another factor. I try to just keep myself healthy. I am very thin and can not gain weight. I try to keep myself busy and try to be the best that I can.
Prolia? Have you read this? https://www.centerforhealthjou...er-wonder-drug-wasnt