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Fosamax

Fosamax

Does anyone use Fosamax? Does it work for you?

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

No the side affects were terrible. Joint pain, My legs swelled up, my hair fell out, and I gained 10 pounds in 3 weeks. Switched to raloxifene. No side effects except hot flashes which I had already.

posted 9 months ago

Side Effects Of Fosomax

Side Effects Of Fosomax

Been on this for 6 months in last month experiencing joint and muscle pain in toes,ankles,knees.hips. Dr took me off for 4wks to see if it’s side effect or something else. Also had blood test waiting for results. Anyone else had this?

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I resisted taking Fosamax after reading all of the side effects, but my doctor convinced me to take it. I took it for 6 months and noticed that at dinner, most nights, my first bite would get stuck… read more

posted 12 months ago

Diagnosis And Medication

Diagnosis And Medication

My number for my lumbar spine is 1.057 g/cm; T-score 0.1
Femoral neck is 0.591 g/cm2; T-score -2.3

My doctor has prescribed Fosamax.
When I read the paper work for the meds, I see it can cause problems (especially with stomach problems). I am on pantoprazole for GERD.
Beyond that, I have a stent and take blood thinners and take multiple medication for heart and bp and cholesterol.
I don't think I should take the Fosamax.
Any thoughts?
Thanks, Mdn

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I had several teeth fall out after taking Fosamax.

posted 12 months ago

Any Good Luck With Alendronate Sodium (generic Fosamax)? I Am About To Start Taking It For The First Time.

Any Good Luck With Alendronate Sodium (generic Fosamax)? I Am About To Start Taking It For The First Time.

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I took Fosomax for 5 years with good results. MD said I needed a drug holiday from it (to keep the rest of me healthy). Bones deteriorated after being off and have now just started Prolia. I didn’t… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Fosamax: What Have Your Experiences With This Drug Been? Positive Or Negative?

Fosamax: What Have Your Experiences With This Drug Been? Positive Or Negative?

My mother took Fosamax for over 8 years and still broke her hip. I have friends who have tried the shots and still broken bones. What have you found the most effective treatment for osteoporosis? I am also trying the exercise program by Margaret Martin. I already exercise daily and this helps me focus on a program particular to osteoporosis; including tips on what not to do. I have also heard that your diet is also a factor? Has anyone found this to be true? Thanks so much.

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I took Fosamax for 5 years and stopped because I got acid reflux and still suffer 15 years after I stopped it.So I don’t recommend it.I am trying to eat healthy as far as I can and taking… read more

posted 6 months ago

How Safe And Effective Is Fosomax/Alendrondate?

How Safe And Effective Is Fosomax/Alendrondate?

I have read the extensive side effects in the materials provided with the drug I was prescribed. This morning I read several posts with disturbing information about how bones actually become more brittle and prone to fracture after using this drug. Now, I think I shouldn't take it!

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Agreed. Doing nothing isn’t the answer either

Take as directed and max for 5 yrs. after that the negative side affects are almost a given

Tomorrow I take pill #2

posted about 2 years ago

Hair And Scalp

Hair And Scalp

I have found info about osteoporosis causing hair loss for some people.
My question is - does it cause you to have an itchy scalp - not dandruff. Just a very itch scalp that feels tight when you scratch.
Just checking to see if there is anyone else out there with this.
Thanks and let’s all have a great day!

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Dear Josie,
How awful. That poor woman. I know fosamax is only meant for short term therapy and weakens bone over time and causes fractures.

posted 3 months ago

Has Anyone Noticed Hair Loss With Alendronate?

Has Anyone Noticed Hair Loss With Alendronate?

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Not sure if I answered before but I stopped fosomax after my hair fell out in handfuls ( telegen effluvium) three months after I started. At 6 months I figured out a link and read of other accounts… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Why Are The Side Affects Of These Medications So Scary

Why Are The Side Affects Of These Medications So Scary

I have just been prescribed Actonel and after reading about the side affects I am afraid to take it causes esophageal cancer. eventually causes fractures life expectancy after commencing taking is 15 years all seems rather drastic to me

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I think that's what I am going to do.

posted 11 months ago

Fosamax Enquires

Fosamax Enquires

I have been prescribed Fosamax which I haven't started taking yet as I have teeth problems and I read it can be detrimental to have any dental procedures while on this medication. Is this true and what have other poeple experienced.

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Ii was prescribed Fosamax several years ago when I had osteopenia, but didn't take it because of side effects. Now that I have osteoporosis, I gave in and stared taking it, reluctantly. Wish there… read more

posted about 1 year ago