Has anyone tried Boniva? Does it work? Have you had any adverse side effects? What has worked for you?

Has anyone tried Boniva? Does it work? Have you had any adverse side effects? What has worked for you?

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I have been on Boniva about 5 yrs. now. I haven't had any side effects, but hate taking suppliments. I can hardly take Calcium, it constipates me. I try to do the chewables every couple days, but I know it's not enough. I do take the vitamin D. Dairy is the way I get my calcium, but I have to watch that too. The bone scan came back last time as improved a bit. The more I see the way these meds can effect me, I want so much to stop!! My doc said another 2 yrs on this, then we will talk about something else. :(

posted 4 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Yes, I know exactly how you feel. I take supplements--calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, and Omega 3 (FishOil). I exercise every day. Since the pain episodes with fosamax I am worried about trying something else. I am glad to hear that you had some improvement with Boniva. If I am pressured again by my doctor, I will suggest Boniva, I guess. Thanks for responding to my question.

posted 4 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I have taken actonel and fosamax too. I was diagnosed with osteopenia in my early 50's. I stopped taking phosphonates because of all the crap I read. Was off about 5 yrs. My doctor wanted me to start again, kinda pressured me.

posted 4 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Would love to know what type of Calcium supplements work best and what brand please?

posted 3 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Hi Gladys, I was taking 70 mgs per week. The pains were in my ankles, knees, wrists, and I even had leg cramps. My hair was thinning, too. I had, also, just began taking a statin for cholestrol control and I think that is what was causing my hip & finger pain which remained after a month of my stopping the Fosamax. So on 6/11/19 I stopped taking the Pravastatin. As of today my hip pain has almost dissipated and my finger pain has improved significantly.

I haven't talked to my doctor yet. She is the one who told me to stop taking the Fosamax, but she doesn't know that I have stopped the Pravastatin yet. Hope you are feeling better soon!

posted 4 months ago
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