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... My insurance has denied me Boniva IV Infusions citing that I would have to have a mechanical swallowing problem in order to qualify for this type of treatment. ... (0 replies)
... available on the Boniva site, but I didn't really understand it. ... (7 replies)
... The only other option is IV infusions of either Boniva or Reclast. I'm not particular as to either one though I'd rather try it with Boniva first if I have to. It would only be in my system for 3 months vs one year for Reclast. ... (7 replies)

... By the way, there was a poster on this board who had Boniva IV infusions and got jaw necrosis and was not a cancer patient. This scares me about the bisphosphonates. ... (2 replies)
... I took Fosamax and it started my stomach burning a couple hours after the first pill. I took the 7 day pill for 3 weeks in a row. I haven't tried Actonel or Boniva but they also list GI problems as a major side effect. Has anyone had stomach problems with one of the medications and not other ones? ... (9 replies)
... bearing years so Forteo is out for the time being. That pretty much leaves you with Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva for oral medications. ... (9 replies)
... Before I get lots of emails about it I am very aware of the issues of IV infusions with bisphosphates. I read the New England Journal of Medicine article that came out this year on Reclast. ... (17 replies)
... year infusions of Boniva since I can't tolerate the pill form. The doctor said that the medication will not go through my stomach as the pills do. ... (5 replies)
After Forteo
May 21, 2009
... I had close to the same experience as you. I made improvement on Forteo and then declined to have IV infusions of bisphosphonates. It only took 6 months for my BMD to go way down even lower than when I started the Forteo. ... (3 replies)
... I'm leaving right now to go get another sample of Boniva from my doctor. I'm going to take it one more time before I decide, once and for all. ... (8 replies)
Mar 20, 2008
... fen, so I had my first DXA and that's when it was discovered that I already had osteoporosis in my spine and osteopenia in my hips. My onc then wanted to give me infusions of Zometa, which is the same thing as Reclast. ... (3 replies)
... Are you taking Boniva pills or by IV? ... (22 replies)
Pardon My Brag
Jul 22, 2007
... Well, "they" say that most of the gains from Forteo occur during the first .... I've forgotten now ... 18 months, I think it is. Hopefully, someone w/a better short term memory will jump in and be more specific. Also, for some reason, the hip is the more difficult area to improve density in. That is one of the reasons they recommend weight bearing exercise. It helps not... (30 replies)
... Hi Taape, I am finishing my course of treatment with Forteo this week. I had an endo appointment for Thursday to see where we go from here. Unfortunately, I have a very sick elderly friend, so I had to cancel the appointment to stay available to help. I couldn't get another appointment until the end of April. I was worried about not immediately going on another drug to... (32 replies)
... cores then. I've been off of the Forteo for almost 6 months just using Calcium and Vit D, eating foods with dairy, and exercising. My doctor also wants me to use Boniva by IV infusions and I'll have more information soon to make a decision. ... (32 replies)
Bad News
Feb 28, 2007
... e of being treated already with Forteo. That could be more than a year from now. Just as I suspected it was recommended that I have either yearly or quarterly IV infusions of Boniva. I requested my DEXA scan which is due and I am waiting to get scheduled. ... (3 replies)
After Forteo
Dec 13, 2006
... I've been waiting anxiously to see a new specialist for months about what treatment to get next since Boniva IV infusions did not sound good to me. My app't was today and the doctor discussed options. ... (5 replies)
... that your husband got so ill after taking Boniva. I hope he didn't take the once a month pill since it will be with him for awhile. My doctor wants me to get IV infusions of it but I've decided not to do it. Imagine getting 90 days worth into your system quickly and then getting a bad reaction. ... (14 replies)
... problems with it, but I was very careful to take it as directed. I have seen posts by others who did have problems. It's too bad your insurance won't cover the Boniva IV infusions. Good luck with whatever you decide. ... (9 replies)
... hat report about the cost effectivness issue. Given the gains I've had on only 10 months of Forteo I was really upset at the thought of having to go on quarterly infusions of Boniva instead. ... (6 replies)

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