Prolia treatment for osteoporosis: What is your experience?
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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Someone – there must be someone able to help – a nerve specialist – someone to provide the care you need. I hope so. Blessings.
Have you been tested for lupus? Symptoms same.
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis after a ankle stress fracture. After taking fosomax for five years i thought it was time to be changed to a different medication because my bone density was stlll declining. My regular doctor sent me to a rheumatologist who luckily starting running a lot of blood work mainly because I developed osteoporosis at a young age. Also a 24 hour urine test was done that came back with high calcium levels. I was then sent to a endocrinologist who diagnosed me with hyperparathyroidism which explained the osteoporosis at a young age. I have now had surgery to remove the parathyroid gland that was enlarged and have started Prolia. Have been on it a year and half. Am waiting for results from bone density done last week.
My insurance just approved me for it so I will be starting it soon.
There is a Prolia copay card that you can apply for. My doctors office told me about it, and received info from drug rep. Go online and research it. After the insurance pays, Prolia will pick up everything but $25.00.
Hi, My mom is 87 and has very few health problems, aside from osteoporosis and slightly elevated blood pressure. Her Dr. wanted her to start Prolia and I also read some pretty terrifying stuff online. However, because she is 87 and has a great risk of falling, combined with the fact that my mom\'s dr\'s office has so many people on Prolia – they do over 100 shots per month – and they have never seen a worse side effect than a skin rash, we decided to go ahead. She had her first dose about a month ago and so far so good. If that changes I will update here. She will have a shot every 6 months. She\'s also doing PT to get generally stronger as well as improve her balance.
I was diagnosed at 50 with osteoporosis. It took 6 years before they realized after being sent to a rheumatologist who ran a lot of tests because of my age, that I had hyperparathyroidism.
I am searching for the same answers. I read about the drug and am so concerned about the possible side effects. I am 70 and I just had. DXA scan that is troubling. I am very fit, eat fairly healthy, and exercise daily but my mom- 93 also has a history of fractures. I have 2 that I did not know so had.
I am most concerned with rapid heartbeat as I have PVCs already and risk of skin infection but there are so many side effects listed. Still, I feel Concerned about fractures and my high risk. If you have any feedback to help my decision, I will be so relieved. I feel like I am deciding to inject something into my body with possible health risks but to do nothing is also risky.
I do what my doc tells me. I felt scared but they said 'don't worry'. My doc wasn't happy with my 'moderate' scan test. He put me on Prolia, going on two years. I'm 69. There isn't any effect with me. I had touch of rash [possibly from chemicals in gym pool]. Doc gave me cream – all gone. I have weak respiratory concern however so far so good. It is not recommended to start and stop injections. Prolia organization remind me of my next injection every 6-months. Hope this is useful.
I'll definitely update on my mom after every shot… 6 weeks now and no side effects to date:) Good luck with your decision. It is hard.