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Vit D deficent & Osteoporosis/Underlying causes ??

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  • Posted By: suzysliw
  • April 1, 2007
  • 01:10 PM

Hi, I'm new and trying to research the DX of my Vit D deficiency and Osteoporosis. I'm an active healthy 43 yr old caucasian female. I was just diagnosed with osteoporosis in my hips-specifically the neck area. The left is T -2.5 and the right is_1.7. I'm trying to research as to what the underlying cause of this secondary osteo could be. I had my GP check calciam, Vit D. PTH and run a Celiac panel. All were normal except for the Vit D. I'm deficient At 18. Range is 35-100. My doc says just to supp with 800 oral vit D 2x per day. I need more answers and am at a loss as which direction to go. Any advice, suggestions or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks-Susan

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  • Did you ever take Accutane (for Acne)? I did, and was just told I have osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency. Accutane can cause these and many other problems.
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  • :o hi i too just got my results which is 9 and put on medicine weekly. would love to know what all this means to our bodiesHi, I'm new and trying to research the DX of my Vit D deficiency and Osteoporosis. I'm an active healthy 43 yr old caucasian female. I was just diagnosed with osteoporosis in my hips-specifically the neck area. The left is T -2.5 and the right is_1.7. I'm trying to research as to what the underlying cause of this secondary osteo could be. I had my GP check calciam, Vit D. PTH and run a Celiac panel. All were normal except for the Vit D. I'm deficient At 18. Range is 35-100. My doc says just to supp with 800 oral vit D 2x per day. I need more answers and am at a loss as which direction to go. Any advice, suggestions or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks-Susan
    brendasue 1 Replies
    • August 29, 2007
    • 02:01 AM
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  • Hi, I'm new and trying to research the DX of my Vit D deficiency and Osteoporosis. I'm an active healthy 43 yr old caucasian female. I was just diagnosed with osteoporosis in my hips-specifically the neck area. The left is T -2.5 and the right is_1.7. I'm trying to research as to what the underlying cause of this secondary osteo could be. I had my GP check calciam, Vit D. PTH and run a Celiac panel. All were normal except for the Vit D. I'm deficient At 18. Range is 35-100. My doc says just to supp with 800 oral vit D 2x per day. I need more answers and am at a loss as which direction to go. Any advice, suggestions or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks-SusanTwo things: If you are postmenopausal that has a significant impact on your body and affect osteoporotic conditions and Vitamin D levels .... also, if you have a history of taking steroid medications, for allergies and such, this can have a dramatic impact of on the structure of your bones including osteoporosis and deficient Vitamin D levels.
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  • Did you ever take Accutane (for Acne)? I did, and was just told I have osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency. Accutane can cause these and many other problems.hi all, i too was on roaccutane as a teenager and found out this week i have fully advanced osteoporosis (now 35years). only found out after slipping over and breaking my hip, and now just realised i have two fractured ribs and my back has collapsed with a t6 compression fracture so losing height. Also from research have found out that the last 20 years of stomach pains from ibd and depression are all linked to roaccutante isotretinoin. Would be very interested to hear from other people with similar stories ???
    delgeo 1 Replies
    • December 1, 2009
    • 11:47 AM
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