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HRT, Fosamax,etc.
Feb 20, 2004
... she is concerned about two things....first the bone scan....the lowest or worse score determines your bone health... ... (4 replies)
... My mother has osteoporosis and she has tried both Fosamax and Actonel. ... (11 replies)
... your doc is right...the long term dilantin is the smoking gun it sounds like in your case....I am not sure when it was discover it was tough on bones...... ... (4 replies)

... Anne, I switched over from Fosamax to Actonel about a year after starting treatment, which was four years ago. The Fosamax caused me more GI distress than the Actonel did. Unfortunately, in my case, my osteoporosis continued to get worse over the four years, which is why I am now on Forteo. ... (6 replies)
... It depends on how severe of bone loss you have had.....You can ask your doctor about IV palmidronate or zolendronate. There are two drugs in the same class as fosamax and actonel but they are done by IV so you bypass the stomach completely. There is also Forteo which is an injection. ... (4 replies)
... i find it questionable that the IV fosamax should be any diff. ... (24 replies)
Fosamax 70mg
Feb 20, 2004
... this is a "can of worms"...but I will comment. I have read studies on Actonel and Fosamax ...and longer periods before eating does improve asorbsioni. But we really do not know if this will help build more bone, or stop more fractures. ... (4 replies)
... Actonel work like "scrubbing bubbles" does in your bathtub! The active ingredient in Actonel is caustic. ... (4 replies)
... Your experience with calcitonin is not unusual. Many who have tried either Actonel or Fosamax have had similar adverse reactions. ... (9 replies)
... ok, thx for the update and info -- i'll check what dr. mercola has to say too ... sometimes i think he's a bit airy-fairy, a "loaf short of a slice" sort of thing :rolleyes: , but not ALL the time ... jb (24 replies)
... You have to have the right ratio of calcium to magnesium. It doesn't matter who you are. It is simple chemistry. period. ... (24 replies)
... Tell her that she is mistaken about being doomed. It is possible to improve her bone density with all the suggestions others have written above. ... (13 replies)
... You will get loose stools if you take too much mag. which is a good way to monitor your tolerance. ... (72 replies)
Mar 17, 2005
... oms stopped after taking it. I don't know how you lasted 7 months with the horrible nausea, vomiting and lack of energy. I do know that one of the side effects is heart palpitations in some people following the injection. ... (121 replies)
... spine fractures than those taking fosamax. Based on these findings they believe that actonel works faster than fosamax for preventing fractures. You might be able to find out if there are any other differences between these 3 drugs by reading the studies done on each. ... (9 replies)
... and I am about to start on Actonel this weekend. It was always the plan for me to go on to Fosamax or Actonel after the Forteo. I know several people taking the drug with no side effects, but I'm plenty nervous. ... (30 replies)
... This professonal said flat out that there is NEVER any side effects from is a very safe perscription! If I was worried about the eye lid tic I should see an eye Dr. ... (72 replies)
... I'm feeling a little better today because I went to PT which always helps the stiffness and pain. I haven't read the articles from the National Academy of Sciences but I'll try to look at it tomorrow. ... (33 replies)
... I have moderate Osteoporosis . It is probably caused by an early hysterectomy plus chemotherapy for breast cancer forcing an early menopause. ... (17 replies)
... Thanks to all of you on this thread for expressing your experiences with Osteoporosis tratment. Since I've just stopped taking Fosamax all of your comments are of particular interest to me. ... (17 replies)

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