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Would like to know people’s experience using Fosomax.
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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.
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
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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.
Here’s some info on the possible side effects of Prolia http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/denosumab-subcutaneous-route/side-effects/drg-20074315
Oddly enough, the first side effect on the list is back pain. My mom actually was prescribe Prolia to help with her debilitating back pain and she is now much more mobile, and often pain free. She too was nervous about the side effects, but after 2 years doesn’t seem to have any of them. @spiritbird2 started a thread about Prolia here https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-have-been-on-prolia-injections-for-2-years-now-my-kidneys/
Did your doctor suggest Prolia for you?
YES,HE STRONGLY SUGGESTED IT AS I HAVE HAD FOUR STRESS FRACTURES IN THREE YEARS…I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING IT, BUT WANTED SOME INPUT FROM OTHERS WHO HAVE TAKEN THIS SHOT.
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Allegro, I received my 1st injection today. Wanted to do it with Natural herbs & supplements, but have tried the last 25-30 yrs. With no success. Gave in to my doctor’s wishes. Hoping so much the side effects don’t show up for me.
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I’ve had no side effects. Next DEXA will be in year or so.
I was recently prescribed Fosamax which increased muscle pain even taking only 1 70 mg. per week. Not sure increased pain is worth any benefits it may provide. I also have fibromyalgia and TMJ so the jaw pain was even worse. Here to try and learn about bone strengthening medication.
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