Reclast Infusion

Posted by cindydee @cindydee, Mar 20, 2018

I just had a reclast infusion last week and have had serious side effects. I had the worst flue like aching for 5 days then my lefty arm became full of inflammation in the wrist, elbow and shoulder which caused extreme pain and I lost the ability to straighten my elbow. Ultrasound showed huge amounts of fluid throughout the arm. The right arm is now starting to have the same symptoms. The pain is excruciating. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Neither the ER doctor nor the Dr. who prescribed the procedure knew what to do to ease the symptoms. Both arms from fingertips to shoulder are swollen and neither elbow will straighten. Anyone else have adverse reactions to the reclast infusion? If yes, how long did it last?

@giovi

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Don't forget to look up articles about your favorite vitamins and minerals, etc. They have a vast library! I'm so happy you like it. I have been a member for many years – I was taking turmeric and they found lead in five kinds of turmeric being sold!!! It pays to be informed.

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I have reached the same point as you! It appears that the medications for osteoporosis are not without severe side effects, and merely stopping gaps which then need to be filled by another dangerous medication. I take my vitamins, eat well, walk, garden, take care of 5 year old twin grandchildren and do my best! I was letting my worry about osteoporosis consume me for a while, and I have so much more in my life than osteoporosis! I too have taken a step back, a deep breath, and then decided to get on with my life! I am 71 years old and feel great!

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Thanks for your uplifting post. I too look beyond my health and keep my eyes on the goal post.

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