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.
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!
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.
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?
Thank you Alyse.
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
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
What are the possible/likely side effects of Prolia ?
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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
Have you tried drinking just alkaline water ? I’ve started doing it and am anxious to see if it helps.
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