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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
@ritafarmer Rita, are you able to share what side effects you had with Reclast? I am seriously considering discontinuing Prolia, and if I do, my doctor wants me to have a Reclast infusion. I am unhappy on Prolia but the potential lengthy list of side effects from Reclast scare me. Would be really interested to hear about your experience (realizing that every body reacts differently).
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I did not have any side effects from Reclast–it just didn't do much to improve my bone density.
I don’t think re-classed is intended to improve bone density. From what my endocrinologist told me, it’s supposed to keep it from getting worse but won’t improve it.
Oh, okay, thankyou. All info is valuable!
@debbiem I looked up Reclast (also known as Zoledronic Acid) on the National Osteoporosis Foundation website. N.O.F. says that Zoledronic acid "is approved for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women….Zoledronic Acid increases bone density and reduces the incidence of spine and non-spine fractures, including hip fractures." (more details on the site).
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I do know a couple of women who are on Reclast and have not had side-effects.
I was also under the impression that only two of the drugs given for osteoporosis improved bone density, the others maintain it, but I did some googling and apparently I was incorrect. It is confusing, for sure, and that all of these drugs can have side-effects makes it especially so.
This is a very good article about drugs for osteoporosis. I generally find Mayo to be one of the best sources for information.
It has been a while since you last posted about osteoporosis. How are you doing now? Have you had any change in meds or any improvement in bone density?
I would enjoy hearing from you. Will you post again with an update?
Hi, Thankyou for checking in. I have a Dexascan this Friday, so I don’t know if I’ve had any improvement. I opted not to take any of the osteo drugs. Instead taking
Vitamins and I joined Osteostrong. I’m hoping for the best!
I will be hoping for the best results as well, @twocents! I would love to hear from you when you get the results. Will you post an update when you can?
Yes I will. Hopefully I’ll remember!
@twocents wish you the best and pls let us know of your results
I am currently on my 3rd year of Prolia. I have NO side effects. I ended up switching doctors after approximately 15 years because of insurance problems/non reimbursements. I was ‘freaked’ out of my comfort zone and in the middle of treatment. I saw a new endocrinologist who agreed with the treatment as I have Systemic Mastocytosis and have had multiple fractures as well. I will continue on Prolia this year (June/May injections). See the endocrinologist and have my 1st DEXA scan after the start of Prolia. We may return to the 2 year Forteo as I had incredible results from that several years ago. I would highly recommend Prolia if needed.
Hi there. Did you mean to say that you may return to Forteo even though you had full 2 years before? That's super interesting to me.
Hello dear @twocents I thought I should check on your scan results, I hope you got good news 🙏🏼🌻
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