Beware of steroids causing osteoporosis :-(
Well, if it isn’t one thing it’s another right? Remember back on August 6th when I slipped and broke my femur and they didn’t find the other 3 broken foot bones until 3 months later ? Then the cast but the extreme pain brought on the flare? Well, my Rheumatologist had me do a DexScan and low and behold, the bones from my waist down have pretty bad osteoporosis. Crap! He kept wondering how so many bones broke that day.
Well, now we know. So I’m taking very high calcium building pills, Bone Up. I will photo the label to share this.
I am just hoping that I can rebuild the bones and be strong. The problem is that the high steroids cause SO much urination that leaches calcium from the body. This depletion also caused me to not be able to sleep well due to the imbalance of calcium and magnesium. Although my potassium was low too.
So now I also take a very high powered magnesium called, Cramp Defense. Buy on Amazon. Kind of pricey but SO worth it just 3 of these babies a night and sleep really well. Now I’m down to 2 a night because my body is holding on to the magnesium well.
If you are on steroids please take your calcium and magnesium and prevent the broken bones.
Stay healthy my friends
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I acquired AOSD in 2008. I have suffered so terribly and have found ways to help me regain my life. This my personal journal of this mystery illness to diagnosis. I hope that I can help others with my experience and information.
There are so many side effects of this dang disease!! After a year+ of steroids, I finally had my bone density done and am just a wee bit above osteoporosis. Thankful no fractures. I pray that you heal and hate that you have had the these side effects. But also thankful you are still here. I have told many…thankful for the medications BUT