I share in case someone can relate. This is not medical advice. No duh as the kids say. The following is my opinion. Names will be changed to protect the guilty. This may be real or fantasy. With me ya never know.
I will attempt to reconstruct the events of my trials and tribulations searching for answers to what ails me. We’ve established that I broke my arm in November of 2017. I won’t belabor the point repeating all those stories. I will just add this little bit of information. In March of 2016, I had my first bone dexa scan which showed I had osteopenia. I was given an RX to walk 30 minutes a day 3-5 days a week.
The protocol after a woman in her 50s breaks her arm is to have a bone dexa. Didn’t matter that I had one almost two years before. After all the healing was done and the cast officially came off, I was referred for just that.
The thing is I still see a GYN and a PCP. There is no good reason for this except that I am certifiable. And I did have some gyn specific issues in my day. Getting into a specialist is like climbing Mt. Everest. I stay on because I can get in to a NP at the GYN at the drop of a hat for things like post menopausal bleeding. And that happened once so I stay on just in case. Cuz ya never know.
Since the dexa was added on to my mammogram orders, both GYN and PCP got a copy of the results. My PCP saw me at my annual physical and was going to start me on a protocol of taking Fosamax (generic) since insurance would only cover the newer better RX if I had GI reactions to Fosamax (generic). Despite the warning not to and despite being told, I’d prescribe this to my mother but only allow her to take it for 3 years tops, I STILLgoogled Fosamax (generic). Then I was like not only NO but HELL no! I did fill the RX but never took a single pill. I have a follow-up with her in July.
Enough for now. As always, more to come.