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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
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How long have you been taking Fosamax & have you had a Dexascan after taking it to show if it helped build bone density?
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I have been taking it less than a year. I have been told that I should/can take it for three years. I had not heard of Forteo or Prolia.
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What was your T-score on your Dexascan?
I asked that because I'm wondering if a person doesnt have a high T-score maybe thats why a Dr would put a patient on Fosamax.
A T-score of -2.5 or lower qualifies as osteoporosis. A T-score of -1.0 to -2.5 signifies osteopenia, meaning below-normal bone density without full osteoporosis, so looks like you are right on the line. In addition to Calcium and D, I take Magnesium, Vitamin K2-4 and Boron. all important for calcium absorption. I couldn't find K2-4 on the shelf at the drugstore, but it was available on Amazon. Did you join "Osteoporosis: Myths & Facts" on Facebook? Just relax for now and absorb as much information as you can. It can be confusing, but in time you will be able to make some sense of it all.. There are also good sources of exercises for osteoporosis on YouTube, particularly a couple of physical therapists who not only know what they are doing, but they are also funny.
I haven't heard of vitamin K2-4.
I take one K2 vitamin daily (100 mcg) but I dont know what k2-4 is.
I am taking Fosimax. Is anyone taking this?
@lippemouse I was taking Fosamax but my GI doc took me off after I developed reflux disease.
I don’t know that this actually caused the reflux disease but GI said Fosamax can irritate the esophagus. Did you weigh side effects with your doctor?
My internist advised me not to take Fosamax or the related drugs after I reminded him of my acid reflux. I tried Prolia once but think that it may have caused increased muscle and joint pain in addition to my osteoarthritis. Exercise seems to be the only safe option. Just have to get motivated.
I wondered how I would tolerate it – but it seems fine. EXERCISE – for sure. Always and forever.
What was your T-score of your Dexascan when you were put on Fosamax ?
I have received one injection of Prolia and I am struggling with constipation to the point where I am not willing to continue with the Prolia. My doctor dismisses constipation and back pain as non side effects of Prolia. I have had long standing constipation uses d/t taking an antidepressant, hypothyroidism, statin drugs. I have seen a gastroenterologist with suggestions for fiber. Fiber makes it worse. I am taking miralax. Has anyone else suffered from this?
I am 64 on prolia for almost one year. Have a terrible gut before the Prolia: celiac disease, IBS-c, acid reflux. My constipation and loss of appetite problem has become severe in the last two months. Now dependent on laxatives which are creating new g.i. problems. I do have a suspicion that the Prolia is a contributing factor. In the process of getting to the bottom of this. Next injection supposed to be in May. Are you still on Prolia?
@quiteachiver76 I AM ON PROLIA AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS ITS BEEN 2 years
@sue225 Are you taking magnesium? It is important for bone health, but also should take care of constipation. It comes in several forms, with Magnesium Oxide being the one most commonly found on the shelf at the drugstore. I take Magnesium Glycinate, which I order from Amazon. My 4th injection was due two months ago, but I have so many issues that I decided not to get it.
Thanks for the magnesium tip Mabel. Have a feeling that in some way I dont understand that the Prolia may be a contributing factor. Appreciate your trying to help.
I'm not getting another shot and I'm going to monitor my calcium and D levels. I'm starting some light weights to add to my routine. Im going for an herbal evaluation today to check on everything I put into my body meaning vitamins and herbs .
How was the herbal evaluation you mentioned?
I was on Bonviva for 2 years and it didn’t work. I started Prolia in January. So far the only side effects I notice are the same I had with Bonviva… stiffness in my hips and knees when I sit for a long time or first thing in the morning. I am 53 and have just started testing to see if they can discover a cause for my Osteoporosis.
I have had two Prolia injections so far. I have noticed that over the winter, my hip pain is greater than it was before the Prolia. More stiffness too.
So I take Milky oat top tincture twice A-day 1200 mg calcium plus D3 twice A-day, tumeric supreme by Gaia teice a day, an extra D3 .I also swim half a mile 2 to 3 times a week I walk quite a bit every single day and I eat organucally most of the time and I also am gluten free
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