Would like to know people's experience using Fosomax.

Posted by dschiff @dschiff, Mar 30, 2016

Would like to know people's experience using Fosomax.

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Osteoporosis & Bone Health Support Group.

I took this drug several years ago for a long time. There was really no benefit. Dixa scans remained the same throughout.

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I took Fosamax for about 2 years. It was, for me, an increasingly wretched experience. Indigestion was minor, but annoying. Flatulence and diarrhea were got worse with time. The “bone” it supposedly grew was not really bone at all — more of a calcium deposit masquerading as bone and doing no functional good. I had diarrhea off and on throughout, but especially on the day I took it and the day following. It (the diarrhea) got increasingly unmanageable and eventually explosive. The final straw was being (alone, fortunately) in a large lobby outside a college auditorium I was about to enter. What felt like it would be a small fart to relieve gas pressure instead filled my pantyhose with an explosive and completely uncontrollable amount of diarrhea and sent me scurrying to a restroom for a major and embarrassing cleanup effort. No more Fosamax for me, ever. And if I can dissuade you, so much the better. Nasty drug!

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How can I join an osteoporosis discussion group ?

I would like to know if there is any evidence that an alkaline diet is good for the bones as some osteoporosis experts, non MD’s suggest ? Thank you.

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Hi @irishk,
You will find discussions about osteoporosis right here in the Bones, Joints and Muscles group. Simply browse this list of topics to find people talking about osteoporosis or start a new discussion. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/arthritis-and-joint-conditions-268850/#/!tab=discussions

For example read about @opeiusdei777‘s experience with changing her diet to manage osteoporsis in this discussion and post a message https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/to-halt-progress-of-osteoporosis/

@irishk, how do you manage osteoporosis? Diet, exercise, medications?

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I AM BEING ADVISED BY MY ENDOCRINOLOGIST TO START ON PROLIA AS I HAVE HAD FOUR STRESS FRACTURES IN THREE YRS. HOWEVER I AM SO LEERY ABOUT TAKING IT AS I KNOW THE SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE CRIPPLING….ESPECIALLY SINCE I AM SO ALLERGIC TO SO MANY DRUGS…..ONCE IT IS IN MY SYSTEM, I WORRY THAT I AM GOING TO BE SORRY I TOOK IT, IF IT IS ANOTHER DRUG THAT DOES NOT WORK WELL FOR ME…AT LEAST WITH THE PILLS I CAN DISCONTINUE THEM, BUT IF IT IS IN MY SYSTEM FOR SIX MOS..WHAT CAN I DO???? ALLEGRO

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I have taken Prolia for 2 years and currently on a years vacation for Kidney issues which apparently not caused by Prolia. I had great results in that I went from Osteoporosis to Osteopenia within those two years and gained 1/2 inch in height. I had no side effects at all and will most likely go back on it. You must take calcium supplements and Vit D supplements and have blood within 2 weeks of the injection. Shot is not painful and needs to be done in a Dr. office. Good luck

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What are the possible/likely side effects of Prolia ?

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@spiritbird2

I have taken Prolia for 2 years and currently on a years vacation for Kidney issues which apparently not caused by Prolia. I had great results in that I went from Osteoporosis to Osteopenia within those two years and gained 1/2 inch in height. I had no side effects at all and will most likely go back on it. You must take calcium supplements and Vit D supplements and have blood within 2 weeks of the injection. Shot is not painful and needs to be done in a Dr. office. Good luck

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE ENCOURAGING REPLY….I HAVE BEEN SO NERVOUS ABOUT TAKING THIS…I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS,…THANKS, ALLEGRO

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@irishk

How can I join an osteoporosis discussion group ?

I would like to know if there is any evidence that an alkaline diet is good for the bones as some osteoporosis experts, non MD’s suggest ? Thank you.

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Have you tried drinking just alkaline water ? I’ve started doing it and am anxious to see if it helps.

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