Bone builders what do you take?

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redrose77
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   Posted 6/26/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw a post a while back that talked about a bone builder that comes in 3 month dose packs and has calcium in it. My doctor wants to put me on a bone builder but Fosomax made me puke. Which means all drugs like it are out. What is left other than the IV drug? I know about the injections but am not a canidate due to the compression fractures in my spine. I need to buy more calcium I take prescription vitamin D. My bone density was lower than normal for my age. If anyone recalls what that medication was please let me know or if you have a medication you take that doesn't upset the stomach please recommend it.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence


okie
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   Posted 6/26/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi hun, I hope you can find somthing that works. I do take fosamax once a week. 70mg.  first thing in the morning every tuesday without  food. Also the dr. says you have to stay up at least a half an hour after you take it. I knowso many drugs can make people sick. I am having trouble with pottasium right now. the dr tripled it because she put me on a different pill to help me pee along with the lasix. It gives me serious diarrrea and horrible stomach pain. I empathize with you. You need somthing but the question is going to be what?
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carol


furosemide,spironel,lisinopril,lortab,azithromyazin,detrol
nexium,temazepam,predisone,plaquenil,propanalol,citracal,pottasium, vitB12 ,iron,xopenex,advair,spirivia,soma,Vitamin D, cybalta
 
Dx lupus, scleroderma, pos. fibro, high blood pressure. COPD, need left lung transplant. cervical cancer survivor, osteoporsis.
 
"Consider it a pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." - James 1:2&3
 

Post Edited (okie) : 6/26/2010 10:04:18 AM (GMT-6)


Lynnwood
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   Posted 6/26/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Fosomax and it's cousin (the other once-a-month calcium whose name I forget) are difficult to take, the directions must be followed carefully!!! Otherwise you'll get the reaction you described even if the med itself doesn't bother you, so you might want to try again. It really is the most cost-effective and easiest supplement.

It MUST be taken first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, with NO other meds. You must stay upright, do NOT lay back down, and take with LOTS of water. After an hour (or a bit more if you want to be safe) you can eat something, but I general wait an hour after eating before I take my other meds. And I don't lay down till after lunchtime.

There is a once-every-3-month shot -- it's expensive and most insurances do not cover it. It's not very well known, my doctor wasn't aware of it and wouldn't let her nurse do it, she wanted to be extra careful and administer it herself.

That's all I can remember right now, I may add more later,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
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okie
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   Posted 6/26/2010 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I think the other once a month is called Boniva. Not sure if that is the one you are talking about or not.
furosemide,spironel,lisinopril,lortab,azithromyazin,detrol
nexium,temazepam,predisone,plaquenil,propanalol,citracal,pottasium, vitB12 ,iron,xopenex,advair,spirivia,soma,Vitamin D, cybalta
 
Dx lupus, scleroderma, pos. fibro, high blood pressure. COPD, need left lung transplant. cervical cancer survivor, osteoporsis.
 
"Consider it a pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." - James 1:2&3
 


Weleetka
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   Posted 6/27/2010 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I take once a month Actonel (sp).....

redrose77
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   Posted 6/29/2010 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone I was hoping the person who posted on something that you have 2 weeks of 1 med and 2 1/2 months of calcium in a dose pack kind of like prednisone would see my post and give me the name again. I wish I could recall what post it was in or even the post subject so I could find it again.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence


Weleetka
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   Posted 6/30/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Possi.. you are from Wetumka?????

Weleetka
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   Posted 7/1/2010 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Possi.. I was born and raised in Weleetka... nice to meet you...

redrose77
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   Posted 7/2/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I found the name of the medication I was looking for Didrocal, can anyone confirm?
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence


momto3
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   Posted 7/2/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, sorry to keep barging in from the RA board. I had a dexascan yesterday and I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis at age 39. My numbers were -2.7 for the spine and -2.7 for my hips. I also have gastroparesis which causes some dietary limitations.  I'm wondering if anyone here is on MTX/prednisone and if your osteo was medication induced, and if you are premenopausal what you are taking? I've been reading up on how to go about treating the osteoporosis, but all the literature/treatment options are geared towards postmenopausal women.
 
Thanks so much!
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