I was on steroids for years for lupus and went through surgical menopause in my early 30s, so yes, I have risk factors. I have been on and off of fosamax over the years. I hate taking it because I have digestive issues. Well, the rheumatologist's office just called and the latest scan shows osteopenia in the left hip and severe osteoporosis in the spine. I have disc degenerative disease of the spine, so this is not good news. I have lost a couple of inches in height. I now have to have bone marker tests done.
I don't fit the stereotype for osteoporosis at all...the thin little old lady. I am, hmmm, morbidly obese. I have to say that one of the things people do not think about with osteoporosis is the PAIN. ouch
Just wanted to vent. My rheumatologist is a recognized researcher in the field, so I need to take comfort in that.