Lipitor and bone loss

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It has recently been reported that taking Nexium (or drugs of this type) can cause bone loss in women. I have been taking Nexium for over a year and have begun to devlop leg aches and back aches. Could this be due to bone loss; and if so, what type of calcium should I be taking to help prevent bone loss? Or should I stop taking Nexium altogether? NOTE: I am also taking high blood pressure medication, as well as Lipitor and Tricor.
I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Although I have only been on Victoza for 2 weeks, I personally did much better with the weight loss when I was on Byetta. Good luck to you and your weight loss, I know first hand how hard it can be.
It is recommended to take calcium supp and to do low impact exercises to min bone loss. Foamax comes in syrup which can help you with the gastro problems. However, it can create more facial bone issues. Talk to your docotor-good luck!
Bladder problems Extreme fatigue Mood swings/ depression Sexual problems - both erectile dysfunction and loss of libido Pain - constant in head. Also in leg, arm shoulder Pins and needles feelings in different parts Memory problems Some of these are ongoing all the time and others will come like a bolt of blue again or get a lot worse. These periods are increasing in frequency. Today he has took to bed again with extreme fatigue - I mean beyond capability to hold a conversation!!!!
So I think that these studies within the mainstream medical research are positive for us regarding bone loss as well as lipids and cardiovascular problems.They seem to indicate to me at least that if you are overtly hypothyroid or even subclinically hypothyroid it causes cardiovascular problems.If you are hyperthyroid it's also detrimenta; The grey area is subclinical.Many Drs won't treat subclinical hypothyroid patients and don't check lipids.
I also use to suffer from extreme and constant fatigue and loss of strength. I no longer have the fatigue problem and my strength is back thanks to Testosterone Therapy having boosted my T levels to about 780. Even so I still suffer from the ED. I can achieve about a 3/4 errection but never a fully very hard erection. The one I do achieve require much effort on my part ,if not I will loose the errection as quick as it came.
I have been wanting to do a type of cleanse diet but not an extreme one or major pills one or lemon water and prune juice whatevers – just a good healthy cleanse diet for weight loss and overall health. I am dreading giving up my dairy though. I can definitely do the no wheat thing but the dairy is going to hurt! I have already read some on this with the book “Eat right for your blood type” which told me to x out the dairy and wheat anyhow but hadn’t yet wanted to start that.
The worst pain seems to be concentrated on my lower back near my tail bone and in my knees and thighs and in my upper arms and in both the tops and bottoms of my feet. The aches are so severe it keeps me awake at night.
I cannot give you a formal clinical opinion as this forum is purely educational Your mother obviously has a serious and progressive condition involving the peripheral nerves (as noted by the loss of reflexes) B12 deficiency occurs very slowly over time, so it would be unusual to evolve so fast. It can cause pretty severe disability if untreated but the presentation with multifocal motor weakness is atypical.
Saw my endo today, and told him of these massive bone-crushing anxiety attacks. His response was that there is no evidence that any hormone drugs have any side effects and TH disorder is "easily diagnosed and easily treated". Well, I'll choose to go this alone. I'm going to be responsible and check in every 6 weeks and do blood work and if worse comes to worse, I'll go back on hormone.
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I'm 34 yr old male and have been experiencing various chest and left arm pains for about three months. I've seen a plethora of doctors from cardiologist to internist to GI doc to psychologist. Heart problems have been ruled out by numerous EKG's and stress echo test. GI doc found I have a hiatal hernia/GERD from upper GI and is currently being treated with Nexium. Have also had ultrasound of liver/gall bladder and MRI of abdomen - all normal.
to see if it grows, if it does, it could weaken the bone, and the slightest mishap could break the bone. However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone.
Common symptoms could be paralysis of muscles, pain radiating to the legs/thigh, leg pain and numbness, tingling, or weakness. Warning symptoms can include loss of control of the bladder function, numbness/pain at genital areas, paralysis & spasticity of both the legs. In addition, if you are suffering continuous weakness and notice reduced strength of muscle bulk in leg, please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away.
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
tearing in the outside of my left foot, real close to the ankle bone. This is always in pain since I bend my foot to move and walk. The pain has begun moving into my calf. I found this forum quite by chance. I'll keep my fingers crossed that somebody will be properly diagnosed and will post their prognosis.
Recently had intense pain in upper left back, coming front side to below rib cage..running down left side over front of hip and over pubic bone. Intense painfor about a week..has subsided some..but is constant pain with emphasis on the front hip bone(to the touch) and at back of hip bone..very sensitive to even a touch. Eating sems to trigger the intense 20 minutes of discomfort!Go figure! MRI's reveal nothing that would warrant. Dr. is excellent...but admits getting frustrated...
Bone marrow depression including agranulocytosis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia; purpura; eosinophilia. Gastrointestinal: Rarely hepatitis (including altered liver function and jaundice); nausea; epigastric distress; vomiting; anorexia; stomatitis; peculiar taste; diarrhea; parotid swelling; black tongue.
Started itching back in october,no rash visible, november an ultrasound was recommended possible hemagioma seen, ct scan ordered immiediatly, found 3 liver lesions, 2 benign ( per the radiologist) one probably a hemagioma, cysts on my left kidney and a cyst in the iliac bone both benign per the radiologist ( no biopsy as of yet) blood work has been ongoing since October 19, lots of positives, Abnormal blood chemistry ,Anti-bodies and autoimmune are fighting my own defenses whatever that means.
My husband, having just turned 49, has had 2 stents put in his heart, but is fighting the doctor about the air he needs. He takes his meds well, but when I try to get him to walk with me, he hollars he does enough of that at work, so of course I try to explain to this egghead I've loved for 25 years that a relaxing walk is all he needs, he has cut back on bread but has made no effort to lose weight, he's 5'8" at 240.
I do have a neurologist that I have been seeing for several years due to stroke history. I am on Lipitor, plavix and metoprolol. Prior to surgery for the AAA, I was on an ACE inhibitor(ramipril). Surgeon switched me to beta blocker post surgery. I am intolerant to NSAIDS, otherwise would have been taking aspirin, too. Treated for GERD for years.
**NOTE** Symptoms dominantly ascribed to intestinal Candida and symptoms published in research * Extreme lethargy * Diarrhea, chronic gas, abdominal cramps alleviated by bowel movements, Irritable Bowel Syndrome * Lactose intolerance * Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder * Allergies and allergy symptoms, chemical sensitivities * Panic attacks * Sinus problems * Eye fatigue * Muscle weakness and bone pain * White tongue and a white coating * Psoriasis/seborrheic derma
I have read several postings on this web site and alot of you are concerned about bloating and about developing arthritis or bone loss while on this Prednisone. My doctor has been very very good in giving my preventative meds for these side effects. (There isn't anything we can take for the MoonFace, that will go away when we taper the dose or get completely off it) Getting back to the meds my doctor has given me for the side effects.
Having gone through tons of heart tests and all the stuff with the disease (and the loss of my mother to CAD and SCD), my dad and me both looked at each other. We discussed with him why he needs to get checked. Anyone have some advice how I can get him to go--of course we'd go along with him for any tests. I think he's worried they will find something (in our family tree, most likely they will--that could be his fear, understandibly so).
I still feel so horrible and i have ripped a disc in my back and fractured my ankle and my chest bone decided it was gonna pop and grind randomly and its extremely painful and I did nothing to cause these problems. Torn disc was suppose to heal in about 6 months. been that way since may of 2011. I bruise so easy i ridicoulus. They dr.s told me to wait again cause they have no idea whats going on??? I was told I could have a 5th parathyroid, anyone heard of this??
Bypass surgery has many largely unrecognized side effects such as significant cognitive loss, infections, and immediate failure of grafts. This procedure is highly overpracticed. Many cardiologists only pay lip service to drug therapy and don't keep up on the best combinations of drugs for lipid or BP therapy. They make the big bucks and have the most fun swinging a heart catheter.
This is sort of a long story but the short version is i've been sick for 7 months with facial numbness and head pressure and tingling. I had a CT scan back in October which only showed an acute mucosal change in maxillary sinus or something simliar to that. I was after just taking antibiodics though so i'm assuming there was probably an infection that at the time of the CT scan was cleared up enough to just show as inflammation.
It ***** to be able to only carry in one piece of firewood at time! My woodstove is my heat and I cook on it too. I have taken Lipitor and Celebrex for years; Vicodin AN for pain, baby aspirin and HCTZ. I have a mostly organic, vegetarian diet and occasional alcohol and marijuana use. I will certainly post more as I learn more.
I get really tired with all the aches and pains, stiffness and loss of health and mobility. I am not classed as a disabled person. The doctor has put me on an antidepressant (Citalopram works for me) to help me cope mentally with the physical problems. And last week the Triage physiotherapist sent my doctor a letter to prescribe Amitriptylene. This is an antidepressant, but helps with nerve traps in the body. Only started on that last night so will see how things go.
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