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Osteoporosis – a personal story

Being diagnosed with osteoporosis can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and can be helpful for you, your loved ones or when preparing questions for your doctor or a specialist.

Jane’s excruciating back pain that started during labour wasn’t investigated until six weeks later. Eventually she was diagnosed with osteoporosis through pregnancy, and also coeliac disease. Jane says that she had coeliac symptoms for many years but these were not investigated. She is taking calcium, no other medicine for osteoporosis.

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This interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.

healthdirect doesn't endorse any personal opinions expressed in the video, and we recommend you discuss any questions you have regarding unfamiliar terms or descriptions, as well as how this experience compares to the Australian health care system, with a health professional.

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healthtalk.org (Osteoporosis, age of diagnosis 23-39, interview 19)

Last reviewed: February 2013

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