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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:

Thanks for your help, Cathie. I took Actonel from 2003 to 2009, but didn't see much if any improvement. I only have osteopenia, so I got off of Actonel when all the reports of women breaking their legs for no reason and tooth problems. More recently my doctor prescribed Fosamax, but I have had to stop it because of all the pains in my ankles, knees, wrists, etc. I am hoping she won't pressure me to take anything else for a while.

posted almost 3 years ago
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 almost 3 years 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 almost 3 years 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 almost 3 years ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Only take paracetamol but if very bad cocodamel

posted almost 3 years ago
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