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    I just thought I'd quickly share some good news. Not sure if you remember but after my surgery for hyperparathyroid I was diagnosed with pretty significant osteoporosis. My endocrinologist want to put me on medication for i but I was very much against it. She agreed I coud wait and try to stop the progression/reverse some of it with diet and exercise. Well I had a bone scan Monday and it showed that I no longer have osteoporosis but only osteopenia. I was so excited to hear this! I was praying that it at least didn't get worse. But this is better than I had imagined! So now I won't even have to have a conversation about medication. Now I'm going to go celebrate with a glass of milk!
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    Good for you Mary Grace. We always opt for natural over pharma when we can. Keep up the good work. Hope it makes you feel much better.
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    ((((((Mary Grace)))))) ~

    I do remember, and I think we discussed Fosamax and other meds, as well as supplements, diet and exercise. And you just proved that it can be done without those harmful drugs! High Five! Fist Bump! Mic Drop!

    This is fantastic news! I'm so happy for you, and I feel your relief too! Whew! An early Christmas present!

    Whatever you are doing, keep doing it!

    Clinking a glass of milk with you ~ Cheers! To Your Health!

    Love & Light,

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    Thank you Rose and Tamie! I was so happy to hear this I literally jumped up and down (great for your bones by the way LOL). It proves that it CAN be done. If I had gone on the medication when it was suggested they would have said it was the meds. But honestly even the meds don't give those kind of results. Thanks for the support!
    Mary Grace

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    Hi Mary Grace,
    I was so cheered by reading your post that I felt I had to say something.

    I had a similar experience some years ago when osteopenia showed up, and the doctor promoted Fosamax. I had doubts about taking it and decided to step up my exercise and watch my calcium intake. The next bone density test showed no osteopenia.

    Now, many years later, osteopenia is showing up again, and once again a doctor is recommending Fosamax. I'm going to try to keep things under control without it

    Exercise matters, I'm sure of it.
    I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.
    --Robert Benchley

    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07-5/15/10. Member of MS forum here since 2001.

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    YAY! So thrilled for you Mary Grace! My motto is always to try the natural route first. Sorry for my delayed reply.
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