Yes, drugs can and do have side effects and they're different for everyone. Of course, as I stated in my own original post, driving a car (or riding in one) carries risks too. So does living life in general. My hair is thinning on top (and yes I take Prolia and have for 6 years now) but my late mother's hair was also thinning on top as she grew older and she never took Prolia! Many things are in fact genetic. My mother had osteoporosis and smoked in her early years, did not take supplements, etc., and ended up breaking her pelvis. I on the other hand NEVER smoked, took calcium and Vitamin D for decades, exercised, etc., and still ended up with osteoporosis. Ah genetics! I also have high cholesterol and that began long before I ever even heard of Prolia. Anyway, I am not fond of taking drugs but I'm also not fond of the things that could happen if I don't take them. I am gearing up for cataract surgery; these began long before I ever heard of Prolia and let's be honest, most people do get cataracts as they age. Am I concerned that all will go well? Yes, of course but the surgery is one of the safest there is. Could some unforeseen issue occur? Of course. Is Covid a concern during all this? Yes! I've been vaccinated but still it's a worry to be sure. Will that stop me from having the surgery and just deciding to go blind? Absolutely Not!
Indeed everyone must make their own decisions with regard to their healthcare but in my nearly seven decades on this Earth, I have come to realize that life is a series of risks (like just getting up in the morning, for instance) and rewards. I think it was Helen Keller who said: "Life is a daring adventure – or nothing." I have come to discover the truth behind this.