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  1. #21
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    Wow, thank goodness you are ok.

    I have been taking Calcium for a long time. i am 45, but i am a worrier so started it younger. My horse fell on me on a trail ride about 6 yrs ago. Dr was surprised my ankle did not break- he said i was the luckiest horse fall accident he had dealt with. my ankle was sprained, but i credit the calcium for keeping my bones healthy and strong!



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    I'm not that old (let's say just under 30!), but recently had to go on decently high levels of vitamins, especially vitamin D due to deficiencies they found after a few broken bones in some falls (yes, from horses). So yes, vitamins/calcium and definitely the helmet!



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    Glad you're OK, but it might be worth a follow-up visit to an orthopedist just to re-check that hip. Sometimes a fracture won't show right away, especially a hairline one. A very big deal in the hip, as that area in the femoral neck/ball joint is not overloaded with blood vessels (ask me how I found this out).


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    Yeah, what Mara said ^

    I, too, saw that on Riders4Helmets and when I saw the thickness of that stall door framing laying there, I just went EEK!

    Sore No More is your friend!!!!
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.



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    Since we are mentioning bone density (HR of course), I thought I read awhile ago that calcium alone is not enough, that you need magnesium too. Does anyone know the details on that, and if so please either correct me if I am wrong or fill in more details such as how many milligrams per day are needed. TIA.
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    RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sdlbredfan View Post
    Since we are mentioning bone density (HR of course), I thought I read awhile ago that calcium alone is not enough, that you need magnesium too. Does anyone know the details on that, and if so please either correct me if I am wrong or fill in more details such as how many milligrams per day are needed. TIA.
    yes my calcium has vitamin d, and i take magnesium with my calcium/.



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    I was just involved in a carriage wreck. I was flung from the carriage and thanks to my Helmet and strong bones - plus adequate fatty padding- all I suffered was lots of bruises and 3 broken ribs.

    Broken ribs hurt. So where can I get a protective vest?



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