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Janemarie55 posted:
I haven't posted in awhile, but really need some advice. I am a 59 year young female who has been diagnosed with Osteopenia. I had a fractured T12 in November of 2009, and had a procedure called "Kyphoplasty" in January where they infuse a cement/glue into the vertebra. I'm having a Disco-gram this Tuesday because of problems in my L4, L/5, and may be having a fusion after that. My Neurosurgeon is wonderful and very good, but also "cautious" because of the T12 fracture and Osteopenia. My primary doctor wanted me to take an infusion called Reclast, but do you think Forteo injections might be a better way to go? Both are very expensive even with my insurance, but I have found a place that actually can help with the cost. Also, I am currently taking Evista. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I haven't worked in 5 months because of all this, and ever since I had the Kyphoplasty I have had the pain in the lower back.
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Susan Allison, RNC, BSN, MPA responded:
While we are unable to recommend the best osteoporosis treatment for you, an osteoporosis specialist may be the best person to help you determine the right medication for your personal medical history and individual needs. A specialist can also make sure you have been evaluated for any underlying medical conditions that may be causing bone loss. I previously posted tips for finding a specialist here: http://forums.webmd.com/3/osteoporosis-exchange/forum/302?@guest @. I hope this is helpful to you.


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