All my blood tests and things have always shown my vitamin D levels to be normal. I also live in a sunny climate. One naturalist doctor told me to take 1000 units of Vit D, so I have been doing that for a while. The thing is that I think the BMD tests are a rather new thing .....BMD wasn't tested 40 or 50 years ago, right? What I wonder is if the evaluation of what is considered normal or what is considered to be osteoporosis is accurate? I was already diagnosed with osteoporosis BEFORE menopause. I've sought out many doctors and seen a bone specialist years ago. That specialist told me that it's most likely my BMD level at my very first reading BEFORE menopause was my normal peak bone mass, although it showed osteoporosis. He said that bone structure and flexiblity is more important than the density. He did say he thought in menopause I should take some drug. So once in menopause I was on Actonel for 3 years.....my BMD didn't decrease or increase for about 3 years, then when it went a fraction lower on one of the measures my doctor told me to go on Forteo.
I'm on Forteo now and that makes my joints feel achy and weak. Although it's hard to say if that is just the aging process or the effect of Foreto. I just think osteoporosis treatment is in the experimental stage because no one really knows if the meds are making that much of a difference. How can one say if a person would have gotten a fracture on or off the med?
I've never had a fracture, and never lost height, I don't have a hump. I'm just 50 years old but I'm on Forteo and wonder if it's going to give me cancer!