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06-03-2008, 10:53 AM
I've just been diagnosed with osteoporosis. My doctor is recommending Reclast - the once-a-year infusion therapy - because the bisphosphates taken orally would probably spark my acid reflux. Has anyone tried this or the oral meds (Actonel/Boniva/Fosomax)? I'm worried that somehow this may impact my IC also. The other problem is that I cannot take calcium tablets, as that has definitely hurt my bladder in the past. So I really need to start a treatment soon. Any info would be appreciated.
06-03-2008, 11:36 AM
I take Actonel once a week for about 3 years now my bones are getting stronger with it. I did take one that started with an F but the side effects were not good for me.
06-03-2008, 02:24 PM
Hi, Victoria. If you've been taking it for 3 years and it hasn't bothered your IC, then I'm hopeful I won't have problems either. Thanks for responding to my post.
06-03-2008, 04:15 PM
This is good to know since I am having a bone dinsity test on Thurs.
09-23-2008, 04:28 AM
Boniva and osteoporosis
Hi i have severe osteoporosis and have been on Boniva for two years. i will be getting a follow up scan next month to see if it has increased my bone density.
It doesn' t bother my IC at all.
09-23-2008, 04:33 AM
I also take Actonel. It has improved my bones every year.
09-25-2008, 06:23 AM
I'm taking Fortical-its a nose spray, seems to work the only thing I don't like about it is that you use it everyday. I did try Fosomax but that had some side effects that I couldn't handle.
04-11-2009, 12:01 AM
Hi Marielle, I tried Fosomax, had side effects I couldnt handle, plus my dentist didnt want to work on my teeth because of dreadful side effects that can happen when on bishophronates, so I am only taking calcium tablets, plus I got onto a web site called,
www.SaveOurBones.com I am doing weight bearing exercises, wearing wrist,hip & ankle weights, doing what these people tell me, and hopefully my bones will improve. good luck with your problem yvonnef
04-14-2009, 01:27 PM
i have been on boniva for 2 and a half years. i recently received the results of my bone density scan. and happy to report that it has changed my bone density significantly. so i will be on it for awhile.
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