All the drugs do not hijack your immune system. I am susceptible to infections, and while I got an ear infection for 3 months on Prolia, I got no infections on Reclast. FYI.
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I tried both and they were both horrible. Prolia works by hijacking your immune system to build bone, which I learned too late. I had an ear infection for 3 months. The Reclast was even worse; check the Mayo clinic site for side effects. If you print the list out is 1=2 pages long or so. I couldn't even plug a cord into an outlet without getting out of breath. Had to buy aviator's oxygen to get my breath back after doing anything with my arms that had resistance. I have G.I. issues, which had finally been under control before the Reclast infusion; now I'm almost back to square one. I could go on and on. Don't get either one! Some people have a problem; some don't, but don't take a chance. Whatever side effects you get you're stuck with for 6 months to a year. Contrary to what some doctors say, Reclast does had G.I. side effects, and big time.
I have just posted VERY LOW FRUCTOSE, LOW FODMAPS, AND GLUTEN FREE RECIPES AND DIET in the Fructose Malabsorption discussion section. This might be a help to the C-Diff group. I had a very severe case of viral food poisoning that left me with fructose malabsorption, etc. Take a look – you might find it helpful.
After the Prolia disaster I took the RECLAST infusion, only 1/2 dose since it is in your system for 6 months and longer. I have digestive issues (lactose intolerance, fructose malabsorption, etc.) and the doctor said it wouldn't affect my stomach like the bisphosphonates pills. Wrong! I had HORRIBLE side effects, not just gastrointestinal issues but dozens of others. This is the worst medicine I've ever had and I think it should be removed from the market. Either that or they should learn how to tell if someone shouldn't take it ahead of time, since there is no antidote. You can find a list of the side effects on the Mayo Clinic site – look under drugs, and type in zoledronic acid. The list is 3 or more pages long! Besides trashing my G.I. tract (I had had it all under control before this), it screwed up a bunch of other body systems. I couldn't even plug a cord into an outlet without getting out of breath. The first time I couldn't get my breath back for 2 days so finally went to the ER. They found nothing so I know it was that (plus it happened multiple times after that). I bought a can of aviators oxygen from the Harriet Carter catalog and have used that multiple times to get my breath back. My bone density only increased 3% for all I had to go through. I got the infusion in April 2019 and am still not back to normal. Have you tried Forteo? That is a drug you inject into yourself daily. That has the advantage of bypassing the GI tract plus you can quit anytime if you need to. Anyway, never again for the 6 month drugs. My next plan is to try an oral bisphosphonate you take weekly or monthly. Good luck with whatever decision you make!
I had one injection of Prolia and the results were TERRIBLE. Prolia hijacks your immune system to build bone; they don't tell you that ahead of time. So, I had an ear infection for 3 months. The ENT doctor told me about the hijacking and said to NEVER get this shot again. If you are susceptible to infections, like getting colds easily or having every little cut become infected, DON'T get it. It's in your system for 6 months or more, and there is no antidote. You just have to wait it out and suffer the whole time.
I have found that I can eat potatoes without the skin, and potato chips. The skins of potatoes have fructans in them (chains of fructose). Also, for some reason quick oatmeal is much better tolerated than regular, so that might be worth a try. If you can drink wine, you can probably eat potatoes without the skin and quick oats.