Treating Osteoporosis

Posted by heritage1955 @heritage1955, Apr 1, 2016

Hi. I’m new to the site and am interested in treating osteoperosis. I’m 39 yo and recently had a bone density that showed I’m at -2.4. So, going through the intial “I can’t believe it” stuff. 🙂

@ladonnae

I've recently been diagnosed with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis runs in my family. My mother, age 82, takes a prolia shot 2 times per year. I am 61 and my insurance won't pay for that so my doc recommended Boniva. I took my first dose yesterday and got along pretty well, mild heartburn most of the day, but this morning woke up with back pain and chest pain. I'm breathing fine so I'm not concerned about that but am uncomfortable and wonder if anyone else has experienced this. How long does this last? I've contacted my doc so I'm waiting to hear back from them.

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@ladonnae Glad your seeing Dr good luck

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@heritage1955 , you can do this. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Bravo for you taking steps to remedy your situation. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it. Glad to see you here! Mamacita

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@ladonnae

I've recently been diagnosed with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis runs in my family. My mother, age 82, takes a prolia shot 2 times per year. I am 61 and my insurance won't pay for that so my doc recommended Boniva. I took my first dose yesterday and got along pretty well, mild heartburn most of the day, but this morning woke up with back pain and chest pain. I'm breathing fine so I'm not concerned about that but am uncomfortable and wonder if anyone else has experienced this. How long does this last? I've contacted my doc so I'm waiting to hear back from them.

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Heard back from my doctor and she doesn't think this back pain is from the Boniva. I'm not satisfied with this answer. She isn't from Mayo by the way.

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@ladonnae It's always good to get a 2nd opinion have your seen a rheumatologist or orthopedic Dr? The rheumatologist knows muscles and bones good luck let me know how your doing

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@lioness

@ladonnae Glad your seeing Dr good luck

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Hello, I am sorry about your Osteopinia and Osteoperosis . I was diagnosed with Osteopinia and took seven Prolia injections beginning in 2012, two years after it was released. I am happy your mother is able to take Prolia. As for me, it was a horrible drug for me, I suffered and am still suffering from many of the side effects of Prolia. I wish I had researched this drug before ever taking the first shot. I trusted my doctor! As I stated for mr personally, it has been a nightmare. I hope it continues to work for your Mom and good luck to you. Glad you are seeing your doctor and again good luck.

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Do you have any posts on osteoporosis for 2018? Are there any new treatments in 2018?

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@cherriann

Agree! It can be stressful and hard to stand up for yourself when doctors push hard for patients to take these meds, but as you said, we must be our own advocate for our bodies.

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I'm 74 and just had my bone density test. My doctor called me to let me know I have an elevated risk for fractures, and osteopenia. She gave me the OPTION of taking Fosomax. Can anyone share their experience with that drug? I'm currently taking Arimidex. UUGG!

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I ALSO HAVE OSTEPENIA AND AM ON PROLIA TWICE A YEAR……COULDNT TOLERATE FOSAMAX…..JAN

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AM NOW DEALING WTH MY HUSBANDS ACL…..HAVE ALOT OF DEPRESSION AT TIMES……CAN ANYONE HELP ME? JAN

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NOT ACLL ,,,,,,,ALS……SUCH A DREADED DISEASE…..JAN

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I am 60 years old, have osteoporosis, and have taken Fosamax for 6 months with no difficulty. I take it every Sunday morning with 12 ounces of water. Then I sit in the recliner (be sure to stay upright), check email, and watch TV or read for an hour. I also do not have anything for breakfast that contains calcium.

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@sparklegram

I'm 74 and just had my bone density test. My doctor called me to let me know I have an elevated risk for fractures, and osteopenia. She gave me the OPTION of taking Fosomax. Can anyone share their experience with that drug? I'm currently taking Arimidex. UUGG!

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I have been on Fosamax twice over a five year period. The first time I stayed on it for a bit over three years and leg cramps and sore stomach issues made me decide to take a break from it. My numbers did improve slightly while I was on it. The second time I took Fosamax for only about six months as leg cramps at night were excruciating and extended into my groin area. I made the decision to stop taking it, and haven't taken any osteoporosis drugs for seven years. My last bone density numbers had not changed, despite not taking drugs for seven years. Until safer drugs and without side-effects are put on the market, I've chosen to not take prescription meds for osteoporosis.

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@sparklegram

I'm 74 and just had my bone density test. My doctor called me to let me know I have an elevated risk for fractures, and osteopenia. She gave me the OPTION of taking Fosomax. Can anyone share their experience with that drug? I'm currently taking Arimidex. UUGG!

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I'm 79 Nx have been taking Tymlos since January. Some nausea and loss of appetite in the beginning, but much better now. Forteo and Tymlos are the only 2 meds in the U.S that build bone, but they are expensive.

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Cireland, are these related to Fosamax?

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No. They are not biophosphates.

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