... It was 5 years ago, she was taking fosamax, plus Cacium D everyday. Her doctor didn't recomend taking fosamax more that 2 years, she heard from friend's friend that she had same problem, but she start taking egg's shells and she doesn't have osteosporosis any more. ... (7 replies)
... I ve been on Fosamax for 10 year so am 44 and have maintained my T Score, they are now telling me I have to come off it and that scares me. ... (1 replies)
... My mom is 87 had taken Fosamax for years, and now her Dr. has her taking the prolia shots twice a year. Is it really necessary for an 87 year old to still be taking this stuff? ... (1 replies)
... I'm on omeprazole for life since 6 months on Fosamax eroded my esophagus beyond repair several years ago (also have a mega-hiatal hernia). Yes, it has been demonstrated that the PPI drugs interfere with the absorption of calcium from the stomach, since the acids necessary to the process are being neutralized by the meds. My dr's solution is to have me take it only on alternate... (1 replies)
... There are a number of ways to go out there now. Fosamax now comes with a black box warning (about time!). After half a year on the stuff my esophagus was so eroded I am on PPIs for the rest of my life. Dentists hate the bisphosphonate drugs because of the osteonecrosis issues. Spontaneous femur fractures occur with long term use. Explore your options and good luck! (2 replies)
Have not been on the site for a long time, just had a bone density test done
and scores went down a little being over 60 they suggest to take Fosamax
once a week for the next two years.......any comments about using Fosamax???:) (2 replies)
... hello, friends. anyone here have any comments/suggestions/advice/wisdom about this new treatment. my spine #s went down substantially since last year and after exhausting all other treatments (fosamax and forteo), and after a very, very good reading last year in my spine and everywhere else, but esp my spine improved a lot, he's concerned and advising i do the prolia (after... (1 replies)
... I have had severe osteoporosis for many years and resisted drugs. Finally broke down and started Fosamax two years ago. No side effects and bone loss stabalized. ... (0 replies)
... One thing to realize is that Fosamax is the same as Actonel and Boniva and Reclast. They are all Bisphosphonates. They act to slow down bone break down. ... (6 replies)
... I took Fosamax for about 3 years and developed pain in my jaw. At this point I had a different MD and he had me stop it and continue with Calcium. ... (6 replies)
... If I were you I would do extensive research prior to taking Fosamax. I took it briefly several years ago but couldn't deal with the side effects (mainly insomnia which is rare). Anyway, after reading about jaw osteonecrosis as well as it makes bones more brittle, I will never take another bisphosphonate. It's up to you if you feel you should take the risk after weighing all... (6 replies)
... there are other osteoporosis meds available
one is prolia, which is an IM (intramusclular) injection given at the physician's office every 6 months.
also, forteo is a SQ (subcutaneous) self-injection done at home for 2 years max. afaik this is the only one that actually builds bone back.
to qualify for either of these, she would need to be diagnosed with osteoporosis... (10 replies)
... I'm also curious if she knows her T scores. What happens when she takes Fosamax or Boniva? ... (10 replies)
... Hi. My osteoporosis has worsened in the past three years. So far I've been refusing Fosamax. The side effects scare me as I already have gut issues.
Are there other ways to rebuild bone without those risks?
What about Calcitonin? Has anyone had good results from this? (2 replies)
... I'm 57 years old and very active (I work with horses). I have been on medications for osteoporosis for approximately the past 8 years. The first 4 yrs. or so I took Actonel and when it became too expensive, I started taking Alendronate 70 mg. - once weekly for the past 4 years (give or take). I never had any side effects from either medication. After having my last bone... (14 replies)
... ne being built on already brittle bones and thus in the long term leading to further problems later on. I really am at a crossroads. I have prescriptions now for fosamax or protelos but wonder should I just hold off ? ... (0 replies)
... It's so sad that that happened to you after you had so diligently taken that fosamax pill for 12 years, thinking that it was making your bones stronger! You must be a strong and determined person. ... (4 replies)
... I had taken Fosamax for 12 years prior to breaking my right femur while walking in the garage. I spent two hours in surgery while they placed a rod inside my right femur. ... (4 replies)
... I agree wholeheartedly with turtlelady!!! I took Fosamax for 15 years. ... (4 replies)
... I have been on Fosamax for 8 years - everything I read says not to take it for more than 5 years as after that point it causes brittle bones. I broke a rib from sneezing and severely broke my tibia/fibula above the ankle in October, which required 3 hrs of surgery, bone grafts, pins/screws, plates. My Primary Care Doctor says to keep taking the Fosamax - don't know what to... (4 replies)