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Crohn's, menopause, and bone density

Hi,
I have been living with Crohn's since 2002 and have been on prednisone in the past. I have been in remission since 2009 mainly with the help of Imuran (azathioprine). I am also menopausal, yay for me!

My most recent DXA scan showed a decrease in my bone density and I was told I now have osteoporosis in my spine. Anyone else have osteoporosis?

My endocrinologist wants me to start Prolia injections; Is anyone else in a similar situation? How do you cope?

Thank you

  1. Thank you for sharing Glycolysis - you are not alone in this! In fact, we have a few articles that are related to bone density and osteoporosis that you might find helpful:

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/bone-density-ibd/
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/treatment/symptom-management/calcium-and-vitamin-d-supplements/
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/basics/complications/osteoporosis/

    I hope these are helpful - please keep us posted on your own experiences as well!

    - Susan (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

    1. Thanks for the link, the articles are helpful. I had osteoporosis in the past and was given actonel, my bone density did improve but at the cost of damage to my esophagus. I am now investigating other options and the prolia is relatively new, I'm hoping someone might have an experience to share.

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