Have you checked out the Natural Remedies for Osteoporosis group on Facebook? Lots of good suggestions and support from others who also want to go the natural way. Good luck.
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Hi — I started Tymlos a year ago — had some nausea in the beginning, but that dissipated. I do the shots just as I go to bed which seems to work best for me. Had my bone scan last month and my t-scores in my spine are all in the normal range. I will be on Tymlose for most of this year — after that the MD wants me to go on Reclast — which I won't do. Am looking into Chinese medicine along with diet and exercise. Good luck to you.
Hi, I have been on Tymlos for a year. Just had my bone scan and my T-scores in my spine are now all in the normal range. Still need to improve the t-scores in the femur, but I trust they will improve. A few side effects in the beginning, but they dissiapated. I like the Tymlos is a daily shot because I can skip it if I'm feeling unwell. I do not know what I will do after Tymlos because I don't want to go on a biophosphonate. I am researching Chinese medicine/herbs at this point. Good luck to you.
Good advice, but I would like to point out that Forteo and Tymlos are NOT biophosphonates. They are the only drugs that build bone. I had some loss of appetite and nausea problems when I first started taking Tymlos, but that passed. It's a daily injection — so if I'm not feeling well I can stop it for a couple of days. After a year on Tymlos, I just had my bone scan and the Tscores in my spine are all in the mormal range. I am doing lots of research now, because my MD recommends Reclast after I finish the Tymlos and I won'd do that, so I am looking deeper into nutrition. My diet is good now, but it's always possible to improve. Good luck.
I am so sorry. It's such a lonely and scary place to be. There should be reliable studies available that show the percent of people who have adverse effects from each of these drugs, but I haven't found such a study yet. I did a lot of research and decided on Tymlos which is a daily injection. Had loss of appetite in the beginning and some nausea, but my body seems to have adjusted to it. I also wasn't thrilled with the local endocrinologists and did more research and am going to the Osteoporosis Center at UConn about a 2-hour drive, but it's worth it. Have been on Tymlos for a year and just had a bone scan. The T scores for my spine are all in the normal range. I eat well, take supplements and exercise. I am 80 and lead a full, busy life. I am doing more research because I don't want to go on one of the biophosphonates after I finish with Tymlos. Am looking into Naturapaths — and also reasearching Chinese herbs. Don't be discourage — there are solutions. There is a FB group — Natural Remedies for Osteoporosis, which is also interesting. Good luck. If I can be of any help, please let me know. Regards, Carole