... Strontium ranelate is much easier on the tummy than the strontium citrate that I've seen mentioned a few times in this forum. ... (7 replies)
... Well, if I had to take bone meds, I'd opt for strontium ranelate (a straightforward calcium analogue).
I'd have little confidence in bone meds restoring useful density but hopefully they would slow or stop loss of calcium. Fosamax for sure, is not suitable to people much over age seventy (my mom was in her eighties and developed cracks in her femurs while on it).
No... (8 replies)
... ONJ have been reported in the medical literature among patients without cancer treated with oral bisphosphonates." When you consider how many prescriptions for Fosamax have been written over the past decade, that is a very tiny amount. ... (8 replies)
... Helen, if you are interested you could just do a search right here on Fosamax where there already is a wealth of information. ... (8 replies)
... have found that Fosamax reduces the risk of fracture in women with osteoporosis. ... (8 replies)
... I mention problems with Fosamax not only because I had them but I have heard so many others have had serious side effects as well. To my understanding, Fosamax does not create stronger bones, but more brittle ones, which can break just as easily as weak bones. ... (8 replies)
... I don't consider strontium to be alternative medicine. It is a prescribed treatment for osteoporosis already being widely used in other parts of the world. ... (8 replies)
... It seems like you are straddling both sides of health care - allopathic and alternative. If you are taking something alternative, like strontium, why would you want to take Fosamax as well, especially since it has been shown to cause so many awful side-effects? Have you read The Myth of Osteoporosis? (8 replies)
... Many people thought the combo of Fosamax and Forteo would be better than just Forteo, but research found that taking both at the same time did not work well. ... (8 replies)
... hese products. Having been a kidney donor 1 year ago, I sure don't want to damage my one kidney or do anything else counterproductive. Does anyone think taking strontium and fosamax both might be a bad idea? ... (8 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)
... My problem, which is why I went on Strontium and and I am not recommending anyone follow what I am doing, is that I don't think it's a good idea to interrupt the replacing of bone. ... (13 replies)
... the doc tells me that the bone that strontium helps to build is "bad" bone and that the bisphophonates help to build "good" bone. I've been trying to find corroborating research to back up. ... (13 replies)
... HI CeeMol84, Strontium citrate is a natural substance. It can be purchased online or at health food stores. ... (10 replies)
... Does strontium citrate work? ... (10 replies)
... There is growing evidence of femur breaks 5 years or so out from using these drugs. There is no way I would take one. The strontium, I would try. (10 replies)
... If so, she could research strontium citrate, which has been shown to build density and reduce fractures. ... (10 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)
... have heard about strontium anyway. ... (11 replies)
... Thanks so much for your reply. Just wishful thinking. I'd so much rather the combination supplements worked. I'm taking Strontium Citrate in the AM, and calc/mag
at noon and dinner, which I find something of a nuisance. I had to go off Fosamax several years ago, because I developed esophageal ulcers; from then on I knew I had to do this nutritionally, adding K-2, Boron,... (11 replies)