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lynn59 (@lynn59)

How long can I stay on Prolia?

Osteoporosis & Bone Health | Last Active: Sep 5, 2023 | Replies (10)

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@madeleine40

I am quite curious about your concern too. I took Fosamax from 2007 to 2012. My scores have lowered recently and I have been prescribed Tymlos. Does this make sense after Fosamax? I understand it is supposed to stop allowing bones to grow. Is this correct?
I also did not understand that you have to continue with another drug after 2 years of Tymlos or Forteo.
Any supplemental information would be most welcome.

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@madeleine40 , I took Fosamax followed by 5 years of Reclast during 2000-2010. Dexa stayed stable with osteopenia until 2021 when it changed drastically to severe osteoporosis. Fearing fractures I followed by rheumatologist recommendation for Prolia. At that time I had not done any research into osteoporosis treatments. Anyway, in the 2 years I was on Prolia, I had 3 unusual pathologic fractures. So, 2 months ago I started on Tymlos as my only option now. My rheumatologist said that I will need to go back to Prolia as I have exhausted the amount of time for taking Reclast. However, he is not an osteoporosis specialist so I’m currently looking for someone.

@madeleine40 is a bone builder. It is not true that "
it stops allowing bones to grow."

I am finishing Tymlos and will do Reclast once or twice and then with monitoring, may take a break. Reclast "locks in gains" but may not have to be taken all the time.