Welcome to our Member Interviews!
Our first interview will be with Phyllis, one of our community contributors here at OsteoporosisConnection.com. Phyllis has graciously agreed to answer my questions about her experiences dealing with osteoporosis. So without further adieu, let's all welcome Phyllis.
Phyllis, when did you find out you had osteoporosis?
I found out I had osteoporosis in 2005. I attended a local health fair and had the heel test. When it came back showing bone loss, I took the results to our family Dr. when I saw him a couple of weeks later. He then ordered a DEXA.
Did you have any secondary medical disorder that causes osteoporosis, like Celiac, thyroid, or mineral metabolism problems?
I have Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism) and believe that my bone loss came from being hyper before being diagnosed and treated. I feel the Graves is the cause since there is no family history of osteoporosis and I have none of the other risk ...
I have suffered from migraines for 20 years. I recently had a full hysterectomy to try to eliminate my menstrual migraines. but I continue to suffer the rest of the month. I see a headache specialist who has helped me a lot. and I thank God for him. I have lost so much of my life because of these horrible headaches. my question is : are there other vitamins other than vit b2, magnesium, and co q 10 used to help with migraine prevention? I am taking those along with 150 mg topamax. thank you for reading, Nancie.
This isn't what you asked, but it's a piece of information we're going to give you anyway. If a doctor recommended yu have a hysterectomy to eliminate menstrual Migraines, you need to find a new doctor. Yes, in some cases, a hysterectomy can help. BUT, it can also make things worse or make no difference at all, and there is absolutely no way to predict which way it will go for a patient.
B2, magnesiu, and Coenzyme Q10 are ...
We have know for years that many people with diabetes have too little magnesium in their bodies. So why don’t all of us take supplements of this magical mineral? Everyone seem to recommend magnesium, mostly to reduce the insulin resistance and hence help counteract diabetes. But how much magnesium we have in our bodies is almost impossible to test, because most of it resides in our bones and very little in our blood, according to Dr. Barkat Charania in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He practiced orthopedic surgery for more than 30 years, now blogs at Dr. Barkat Charania , and helped me research this article.
Since our blood levels of magnesium don’t tell us if we have enough, researchers have reported few human studies, he told me. Still, he brought to my attention 41 studies of magnesium, most of them in relation to diabetes. Citing just three of these studies is enough to make my point: 1. “Magnesium deficiency is not uncommon among the general population: its intake h...
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