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

@oneof6

@lioness I have full blown osteoporosis so it makes me nervous being off of bone enhancers but more nervous being on them. I guess I will have to take my chancesand not fall!!!!!! 😞

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@oneof6 Osteopenia that I have is a precursor to Osteoporosis so Im trying to avoid osteoporosis with what I suggested that I take.If this is any comfort my girlfriend has osteoporosis she had a shot ,bad reaction so she started the wt ,s exercising and after 5+ yrs she still isn't any worse in fact she never complains anymore .She also swims when she can its winter there so I don't think she swims but does the rest including the mag,cal Vit D3 .So just be careful and good luck it will take time for your body to heal itself.I fractured my back in 05 but last xray showed its more stable today .then before

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I cannot take regular calcium supplements due to stomach issues but am going to try Algaecal which is a plant based calcium that supposedly helps bone density. I will see how I tolerate this and post my results!! I exercise a lot, do yoga twice a week and cardio on an elliptical machine as well as walk a lot and weights as well. I just need to up my calcium intake! Really don’t want to take any more Prolia!!

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@shazam1011

I cannot take regular calcium supplements due to stomach issues but am going to try Algaecal which is a plant based calcium that supposedly helps bone density. I will see how I tolerate this and post my results!! I exercise a lot, do yoga twice a week and cardio on an elliptical machine as well as walk a lot and weights as well. I just need to up my calcium intake! Really don’t want to take any more Prolia!!

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@shazam1011 Thats good but remember to take magnesium and VitD3 also

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@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.

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@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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@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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@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

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@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!

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@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 ?

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@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!

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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

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