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Osteopenia

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 23, 2008
  • 04:07 PM

Hi, I am new here and I thought it would be good to ask some questions.

I am 5 foot and about 75 pounds. I have had asthma since I was 6 years old. Two years ago, I had severe Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease. I went through 2 laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication surgeries. Both failed and the third one was done open. All the surgeries happened in the time frame of only 8 months. I used to be 100 pounds but I lost 25 pounds and lost my period too. It has been two years and I don't have my period back. Doctors are unconcerned. I have developed osteopenia now. The bones in my feet are constantly cracking accompanied with pain. Is this related to the osteopenia/lack of period or is it simply due to my dietary changes? How can I get my weight up? I am vegetarian but I include enough protein in my diet. But weight gain has not improved for 2 years. I can't drink stuff like Ensure, because I get nausea. Please give me some tips.

Thanking you in advance,
indulekha

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  • for the osteopenia, Twinlabs Bone support, along with their Vit D3+K might reverse it...I've had it bring me out of osteoporosis into osteopenia without any RX...you might want to try to find a good preventative doctor to run some hormone work on you and make a specific formula.
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  • I weighed only 88 lbs 2 years ago (I'm 5'3.5"), was menopausal at 41 (which doctors were calling normal, mind you), and I had developed osteopenia, too. They'd done a bone density test on me. They put me on Premarin, and all my other symptoms worsened, so I stopped. What other symptoms do you have because I eventually learned I had Lyme and coinfections (had to see a Lyme specialist to get it diagnosed) and severe electrosensitivities are also an issue. I cannot tolerate any high iron or high calcium foods - I'm guessing because exposure to EMR messes with calcium efflux. I've no doubt these both were involved in my osteopenia. Lyme eats up the magnesium in your body, too. A negative Lyme does not mean you don't have it, and there are always coinfections to consider. Click on "symptoms": http://www.canlyme.com/ When to Suspect Lyme:http://www.angelfire.com/biz/romarkaraoke/whento.htm Lymenet: http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=064705 Microwave Sickness - Electrical Sensitivity & Hypersensitivity: http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-information/related-conditions/electrical-sensitivity-&-hypersensitivity/ The only way I was able to get my weight up was to do an elimination diet - do you have diarrhea and/or loose stools? Right off that bat I'd probably tell you to eliminate milk and all grains (and products containing any of these) - see if that helps - if you do have Lyme, a Lyme doc would tell you to do that. I have an egg allergy myself so that's another one to consider. I have problems with many foods though. Eat whole foods (one ingredient foods) to see which foods are problematic for you. Food allergy tests are helpful in indentifying overt allergies, but they miss intolerances. One thing I've noticed is that if I burp and can taste the food, it means I can't digest it. Pay attention to your body's signals. But I'm about 105 lbs today - I was half dead 2 years ago. That weight is not healthy. You can develop liver and cardiac problems at that weight.Thanks for your help, although I don't think I have lyme of microwave sickness. I did have lyme once before and was on crutches for sometime. It went away in good enough time.I think our unhealthy weights are quite comparable. You are taller than me by a few inches, and about 10 pounds more. I know it isn't healthy. I really need to gain weight and nothing is helping, what a pain.
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  • for the osteopenia, Twinlabs Bone support, along with their Vit D3+K might reverse it...I've had it bring me out of osteoporosis into osteopenia without any RX...you might want to try to find a good preventative doctor to run some hormone work on you and make a specific formula.Thank you so much, I will look into it!
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