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Veruska (@veriska)

Prolia treatment for osteoporosis

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Sep 12 6:37pm | Replies (823)

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I elected not to use Prolia because of its side effects. Namely, can elevate cholesterol (already taking statins) can elevate BP (already taking drugs to reduce BP), and can interfere with immune system. The later bothered me the most given Covid and likelihood of a bad flu season.

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By the way, I’m on Forteo, a daily self injection for 1-2 years. Effective with fewer side effects.

Have had seven prolia injections. Have a very long history of high cholesterol. Prolia probably caused my high cho higher and reversed the ratio of good hdl to bad ldl. Not able to tolerate statins. However, for last two years+ taking Repatha, a biologic which I inject 2x a month. My cholesterol numbers are lower now than when I was in my late 40s. Now in my 60s. I needed to treat my cho anyway.
And my bone density has improved.