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9 compression fractures and now on PROLIA,

Started by Happycat on 04/23/2016 10:58am

I have 9 compression fractures and been diagnosed with osteopenia, the only thing being done is administering PROLIA. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my lower back in my 30's. I am now in my 60's and feel like I am in my 80's. The pain is incredible and debilitating. My GP can only offer pain med's, so I at least have Tylenol 3, but as they can be addictive I hesitate. Other times I don't care. Is there not anything that can be done. Should I not be referred to a bone specialist? I spoke to GP about surgery and infusions and fusions but was advised they can just make matters worse. Can I not do something instead of passively watching myself shrink, take pain med's, calcium and vitamin D, and a curved spine as well as get a PROLIA shot every six months? Endocrinologist gives me PROLIA, GP gives me Tylenol 3, and there's been no reference to a surgeon or a specialist and I don't know what to do next but I have to do something.

I can't walk, sleep, clean counters off, do dishes, stand, lean, pick anything up and am anticipating a wheel chair soon as I am becoming immobile. The only real relief is medication and heating pads. As one fracture heals, I get another.

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