Has anyone taken Evenity? I understand it’s only been on the market for a little over a year. I’m hoping it will help with my severe osteoporosis. Any information is helpful.
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Calcium from food is always better, I have been told, and read. I have a dairy allergy and can't eat enough to get what I need. I do take calcium citrate, which is more absorbable than carbonate apparently.
Any suggestions for how best to prepare or tips for what to do after the treatment? Looking to maximize effectiveness and minimize discomfort and side effects. Thanks in advance.
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Welcome @laurensb, to help you connect with other members taking Evenity, I moved your question to this existing discussion:
– Anyone taken Evenity (romosozumab) for Osteoporosis?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/evenity-osteoporosis/
You may also be interested in this related discussion:
– My Experience on Evenity for Treating Osteoporosis: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/evenity/
I had my first Evenity injections 2 1/2 weeks ago. No side effects.
I will be going for my second round in the middle of the month. I plan to wash both arms immediately after the injections, ice the sites when I get home. I got a little bit of swelling some itchiness and soreness with the first round. Cortizone cream took care of the slight rash. All of this went away in 3 days. My back was pretty sore after about day 3 so now I plan to take Tylenol around the clock if I get any soreness. I walked and stretched as usual and never limited my usual activity the entire time. I never had any trouble sleeping. I will be curious to see how round two goes and will post an update. Best advice: don't look for side effects. You may not have any. Hope that is true for you!
I try to meditate before the treatment and after. I usually am tired and feel a little foggy the day I get the injection. So keep that in mind. I do get a slight headache for a few days and some discomfort at the injection sites. The last time I got my injections ( 2 weeks ago) I actually had a massage right before and I had the least side effects, not sure if that was just a coincidence. Good luck to you. This is a great site for all of us to share the good and bad.
I understand that Evenity helps to build bone (along with 1500mg of calcium and 2000iu vitamin D) and hopefully, after the density test shows success, Prolia can be used to prevent loss of the bone gained.
@yesibelieve Reclast can also be used to lock in gains 🙂
Windyshores: Do you like the Reclast better than the Prolia after Evenity. I will be having my 12th Evenity shot next month. My doctor thought about Prolia but I just don't know as I will probably have to have dental work done at sometime in the future. I have root canals. Thanks, Diane Stanley
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