Struggling with making an osteoporosis treatment decision
I apologize. I’ve already posted. I am just struggling to make a decision about my treatment. I had my first bone density test and found I have osteoporosis. I have a couple of -3.2 vertebrae. My hip bones less problematic. I’m 60, active and fit. I’ve seen an endocrinologist and a rheumatologist who were both highly recommended. Both said “Evenity” before I barely sat down. But there is so little known about Evenity, and nothing known about its long term effectiveness or risk. I’ve read heart breaking posts from women who were advised to take Prolia with the same assurance and then had multiple debilitating fractures because so little was known/admitted about rebound risk. I am tearful and anxious and sleepless. I’ve been so healthy my body has carried me through so much life and adventure. I just don’t know what to do , whether I’m putting me/my body at risk. Both doctors are paid consultants for Amgen. I feel hopeless and distressed. One of the doctors, although I said I wanted to consider my options, went ahead and got pre authorization for Evenity from my insurance “to show me how easy it would be”. I feel cornered. My general doctor also has concerns about me being put on a relatively unknown drug when I haven’t tried something like Forteo with a long track record.