Questions about Hormone Blockers: Side Effects?

Posted by kathysway @kathysway, Jul 24, 2019

alright half way through my Radiation treatments and its not bad at all now I’d like to ask for information on hormone blockers I’m 61 years old and most of my spine and hips have arthritis now I have been told by the Dr. about joint pain from these medicines so I thought I would ask for some info from the warriors that have to take these medicines first hand I know not everyone has side affects and some have I just want to be informed on the side affects thank so very much all of you for being here.

Thank you! That is a valuable tip about slowing down the infusion if there are side effects. So glad to hear that your falls didn't result in break-yay! Denise

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@trixie1313

dmgweiss @dmgweiss
I've had 3 "bone glue" Zometa infusions. They must be doing something right as I do have osteoporosis and have had two "whoppers" of falls that were quite bad but no broken bones. The nurses do slow down my infusions from 30 minutes to 45 minutes as I had trouble with my second infusion and started to faint. With the longer infusions, I don't seem to have a problem.

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Hi @trixie1313, Were the Zometa infusions done because of broken bones in the past? I'm also wondering what other bone-building meds you may have taken?

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@hopeful33250

Hi @trixie1313, Were the Zometa infusions done because of broken bones in the past? I'm also wondering what other bone-building meds you may have taken?

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@hopeful33250
No broken bones in past. I had taken Fosamax years ago. I walk every day 2.5 to 3 miles trying to help with bones. Except for a couple of falls, I do well but walk with hiking sticks as I have a balance issue since having strokes.

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