... "All it does is kill the osteoclasts that remove old dead bone. Because of this, the osteoblasts cannot build in new, living bone like they should. So your bone scans show increased density, but it is layers of dead bone that have not been removed. This causes the bones to be weaker than they were to begin with."
This is not true. Bisphosphonates reduce bone turnover... (20 replies)
... an falling down with what the doc called seizures for want of a better term. She would become completely disoriented after these "episodes". I began to wonder if Fosamax could be responsible, since she had none of these problems prior to taking it. So, I came home and began researching the drug. ... (20 replies)
... n falling down with what the doc called seizures for want of a better term. She would become completely disoriented after these "episodes". I began to wonder if Fosamax could be responsible, since she had none of these problems prior to taking it. So, I came home and began researching the drug. ... (72 replies)
... g all the negatives about it, and another doctor told me they don't even have safety data for children yet. I've read on the WHO site it can stunt growth, cause liver damage, etc. ... (10 replies)
... I tried Fosamax for three weeks. ... (11 replies)
... Yes the ST ranelate is from Europe. I still think watching your intake of ST is a good idea and not overdoing it in light of the results from the European studies which show potential thrombosis. yikes!
I think your regimen is good and glad you have had improved DEXA.
As for acid - alkaline balance I can't imagine why anyone would defy the benefits of alkalizing... (11 replies)
... been on steroids or experienced joint problems, but something else might stick out for me. The only consistent anomaly throughout everything is slightly elevated liver enzymes. They were only slightly above normal and never seemed to cause any docs concern, but given the osteo, I'm looking into everything! ... (13 replies)
... more energy than me and I'm only 55. Please share anything that may help me to get my doc to do more testing. I've also developed diabetes in the last 2 yrs, my liver enzymes are slightly elevated and I've got high cholesteral. I tell you all this to help with diagnosis. Oh! ... (3 replies)
... Hi, Canna~
I've been taking strontium for over a year now, ever since the DEXA I had done in August 2006 showed osteoporosis in my lumbar spine and hip.
Anyway, I posted the results of the DEXA done one year later, after a year's worth of strontium (taken away from my calcium, in the middle of the night), along with EZorb calcium, and a whole host of other supps,... (16 replies)
... Such an interesting thread! I wanted to post to it because I too have been taking strontium (in its citrate form) for 13 months now, ever since my DEXA last July came back with a DX of osteopenia in my hip and lumbar spine
(-2.0) and osteoporosis in my lateral lumbar spine (-2.6). It was a significant leap down from the bone density of the year before that, and it shocked... (44 replies)
... I am wondering why you are taking cod liver oil. Although it is high in vitamin D, which is good for the bones, it's also high in Vitamin A, which is not good. ... (8 replies)
... I have just been told I have Ostoporosis and have to take fosamax once a week. ... (8 replies)
... week. I've been taking it for a couple of years now and have not experienced any side effects that I know of. Eyes are fine, etc., but it's hard to know how the liver is doing in general. ... (64 replies)
... Fosamax is excreted through the liver, so that would explain the high liver enzyme. Do you know whick enzyme? ... (64 replies)
... Fosamax goes thru the liver then excreted, unlike Evista . Evisa is excreted from the kidneys. ... (64 replies)
... HRT, now everyone who took it for a few years are probably switching to Fosamax or Acontel. What a deal huh? ... (17 replies)
... I'm sorry, but a mulitvitamin is NOT enough! I take two 500 CalMags daily, PLUS I drink a breakfast drink of calcium fortified OJ blended with a fresh banana & apple AND I generally juice the vegetables I discuss, probably five times a week (it's great with pizza) so that I am not jjst exercising, but keeping my body on a virtual calcium IV. I'm sure that there are problems... (11 replies)
... you could call merck the drug co that makes it and ask if they have any info on fosamax causing liver problems...... ... (64 replies)
... avoid alcohol or explain what could be going on. I called my gyn and she said to avoid taking any medication by mouth and we could recheck in a month. That the Fosamax could be causing it, but I've not found any documentation that Fosamax can cause liver problems. ... (64 replies)
... I am 41 and have been on Fosamax for almost 3 years. So far I have had good results with few side effects. However, the my liver enzymes have been elevated and are now 298. I stopped taking it about 3 weeks ago. I've tested negative for hepatitis. ... (64 replies)