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... years. It seems that Forteo would be the most "aggressive" drug I could take but comes with risks. Or do I consider going on Fosamax for a year or two, increase calcium intake and reassess at that time. ... (5 replies)
... Of course I also have to take Calcium and Vitamin D and my Ortho doctor thinks my hip is healed enough to start some mild bone strengthening exercise. ... (5 replies)
... I've recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis in my hip. My doctor prescribed 70 mg. of Fosamax once a week. Medicines in general don't agree with me and I've read that Fosamax can have serious side effects. ... (12 replies)

Fosamax dosage
Apr 12, 2006
... QUESTION...What is your source of information for saying that Fosamax makes bones more brittle than ever, after 3 to 4 years? ... (20 replies)
... y! Their fulvic is on my list of things to order. I have yet to try this but plan to very soon. Eat lots of broccoli too, another superb food! I am taking less calcium supplements and relying more on food sources. Many doctors acknowledge the previous RDA of Ca was too high for post menopausal women. ... (11 replies)
... Thanks--My routine now, which works pretty well, is strontium in the morning before breakfast, calcium/mag at lunch and dinner. The strontium ranelate that is used in Europe and on which much of the research was done is the form that seems to have the bad effects. I don't think you can even get it in the US. Not that many doctors 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)
Forteo Vs. Reclast
Mar 26, 2012
... I would ask your MD to consider starting with Fosamax to see how you react and respond. ... (2 replies)
... a chewable calcium tablet per day. ... (5 replies)
... s like in your case....I am not sure when it was discover it was tough on bones......but there was really nothing proven to help the bones other than taking more calcium and vit d until the last 8 ish years or there was not much to help undo or counter the bone issue. ... (4 replies)
... science. They're barking up the wrong tree. Just like coral calcium is nothing more than simple calcium carbonate. Although perhaps adding some Vitamin C to inexpensive calcium carbonate would increase its bioavailability, perhaps similar to calcium citrate. ... (8 replies)
... This is just my opinion, but I would wait on the Fosamax if I were you. ... (64 replies)
... Additionally, I am very interrested in the science of the organic vs inorganic calcium issue. ... (8 replies)
Coral calcium
Oct 21, 2003
... don't think I'll continue with the Fosamax. I don't see my doctor for a few weeks, but I plan to tell him I want to try supplements and exercise first. The coral calcium seems to make sense from what I've read, but at the same time it seems like it could be just a money making deal. ... (3 replies)

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