Prolia treatment for osteoporosis

Posted by Veruska @veriska, Mar 7, 2017

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

@lioness

@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.

@shazam1011

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.

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@shazam1011 Great

@tikigod18

@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.

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@tikigod18 that is and was true but now we can get radiation then we have to apply sunscreen now and this defeats the purpose

@lioness

@tikigod18 that is and was true but now we can get radiation then we have to apply sunscreen now and this defeats the purpose

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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

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!

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@tikigod18 Wow that is surprising .Did she say wear a thin shirt ?

@lioness

@tikigod18 Wow that is surprising .Did she say wear a thin shirt ?

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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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@modernart

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

@swim4ever

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

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Also I have had no side effects to the prolia shot at all

Hi,
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.
Barry

@barrym

Hi,
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.
Barry

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@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

Hi,
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.
Barry

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@barrym good for you to bad you didn't do it sooner whith the kidneys

@tikigod18

@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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I agree with you, I will never take another Prolia injection.

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