Does anyone use Fosamax? Does it work for you?
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.