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I received the results from my bone test and they have recommended I start Prolia. I have read the side effects and I am concerned. Has anyone use this drug and if so what side effects have you experienced. Thank you
@shazam1011 Thats good but remember to take magnesium and VitD3 also
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I have been taking D3 2000 mg daily and the Algaecal has magnesium in it as well as some other minerals. I, like you, have been diagnosed with osteopenia.
@lioness; Dr. Lani Simpson who wrote the book about bone strength recommends, believe it or not, sitting in the sun for about 15 minutes a day to get natural Vit. D. Of course if you live in a cold climate that may be difficult.
@tikigod18 that is and was true but now we can get radiation then we have to apply sunscreen now and this defeats the purpose
Nope. Dr. Simpson says 15 minutes in the sun is NOT harmful. No sunscreen she says. IDK, it makes me feel better to have a little sun! Obviously if you have had skin cancer before, you need to use your own judgment!
@tikigod18 Wow that is surprising .Did she say wear a thin shirt ?
Nope. Go to her Facebook group and ask her the question!
Hi Recently, my doctor told me to start Prolia and I like your sel found sideffects and high cost so I decide to take Fosomax which does have side effects but it is les expensive. I will not be taking this medication for too long as I’ve increased my exercises, vegetable consumption , timing my calcium supplements for better absorption. Additionally, I taking more Vit k which helps direct calcium into the bones. I’ve cut out coffee, and considerably reduced my alcohol consumption to 1/2 glass of wine with dinner. I also have appts with Rehab MD and a Feldenkrais class. Whatever I can do on my own I’ll be glad to do. I am very concern and looking forward to doing better. I can’t undergo the Bone density or another 24months so I’ll see how much my t-score is then. No one in this community has given any positive reports on these medications . It would be very hopeful for me to read a positive report. I would like to know how much of Vit D , Magnesium, and VitK. MY PCP didn’t say much to me other than “Don’t fall” and go to the gym more often. I was very disappointed in him or his lack of support and knowledge. He didn’t even refer me for Physical Therapy or Rehab.
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I have not had any side effects that I am aware of from Prolia. After taking it for 2 years I still have Osteoporosis but my levels are better than they were 2 years ago. Before Prolia I took Bonviva for two years and my Osteoporosis got worse.
Carmen in Switzerland age 54
I have broken 16 bones , I am 59, it runs in the family, I am very active and take no medicine except started on Prolia 2 injections ago. Just saw my latest DEXA scan. Increased bone density. However I am terrified about thinking if I ever stop this darn medication I can be at great risk for a spinal fracture,YIKES!! Any advice????? I take Calcium, D3, Magnesium, milky oat tops tincture and other vitamins
Also I have had no side effects to the prolia shot at all
I was put on Prolia and straight away I noticed my kidneys weren’t working properly. Now 6 months on I have had 5 serious iritis attacks and serious ear infections in both ears most of the 6 months, NOMORE Prolia.
@barrym: I guess your story along with so many others is why I have chosen to NOT take it. I want to live and enjoy my life NOW, and IF I have a fall, or a break, I will then deal with it. But I don't want to take something that impairs my quality of life NOW, when I may never have a fracture. My best fried who had it so badly that she had kyphosis, fell off a treadmill at our gym, had serious bruises and scrapes, yet broke nothing. Several other falls, nothing broke. She died from a severe fall. Broke NOTHING, but had brain damage that led to her death. The fall was due to excessive alcohol use, NOT osteoporosis.
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@barrym good for you to bad you didn't do it sooner whith the kidneys
I agree with you, I will never take another Prolia injection.
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