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   Posted 12/22/2011 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been diagnosed with Osteoporosis and the doctor wants me to take Fosamax. I've read some on the medicine and I'm not liking what I'm reading. Does anyone here take it?

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   Posted 12/23/2011 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Potsie pretty much all of the meds for osteoporosis have the same potential of possible side effects. But, this falls in line with any medication we take. I have been on several of these meds as I too have osteoporosis of the entire lumbar spine. What I have ran into is some drs say take the prescription meds for it but then some say to take calcium and vitamin D. So, its a mixed bag from what I have seen so far. Some drs think the meds are great for it and some say no. I guess you know these meds do not cure it, they hope the meds will slow down the progression of the disease.

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   Posted 12/23/2011 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Potsie,

Stray beat me to it! Like she said, all the osteoporosis meds tend to have similar side effects. I do know quite a lot about Fosamax and osteoporosis drugs in general though - what is it that you're concerned about?

I have osteoporosis of my spine. I'm not on Fosamax - my doc has actually prescribed Prolia (a monoclonal antibody) for me, but for various reasons I've not had the injections yet.

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   Posted 12/23/2011 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I've not had this diagnosis, but if I were you, I would google the medicine
and read up on everything about it, then maybe give it a try, sure hope
you don't get any reactions to this medicine and I hope it can be very
helpful for you. I am love on Vitamins D and B-12 and I supplement those,
However, I do not take added calicum...many many well wishes and do keep
us posted, we truly do care...Hope you can get a low pain day soon....
* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...
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