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Newly diagnosed osteoporosis

GingerbeaneGGingerbeane Posts: 1
edited 07/26/2014 - 10:20 PM in Osteoporosis and Fractures
I am so frustrated, I am 68, 2 years ago I had a compression fracture
In my lower back, L-3, by the time I had my MRI it was 3 weeks later.
I had a bone density test., nothing said about osteoporosis. On June 10 this year I woke up
With excruciating pain middle back, the pain so bad I sometimes thought I would pass out.,went to the ER , well after
Waiting once again for MRI , it showed a blow out of my t-8, and my bone
Density test shower -2.6.....just into osteoporosis . My Nuero spine
Specialist showed me the MRI gave me fosomax to take. Ok wait a minute,I have been nauseous
For 3 weeks from pain , pain killers, now I take one fosomax and it made me sick....The ER did a ekg, showed a left bundle block,in my heart, ok, well its my spine that is killing me,,saw my husbands heart specialist next day, he said its your back not your heart, ok..the ER never even speculated it was my back.
So....I made an appt. with my doctor for follow up, did not take week 2 of fosomax....his first available appt. August 25th,now I decided I would go to
to a specialist EDIT for osteoporosis, its been a nitemare...
The shock of it all, pain , tests, diagnosis, see the specialist this Wed.
My question is how long before I will feel ok again in my back....anything I do with my arms of course effects my back muscles...
I get the burning thing in my rib cage....can't really carry my handbag, it is a bit heavy..
I don't like how just throw you on med's without giving you options...
I am doing daily stuff, shopping gets tiring...(grocery) Tire easily!!
Lifting anything upsets the back muscles....
Anyone have encouraging words? Did you jump right into fosomax or one of its sister med's.....?

Post edited to remove name of specific hospital. by Liz The Spine-Health Moderator Team



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