Re: What next from taking Fosamax????
Yes, I've had to make decisions about treatment. Not having very many good options doesn't help.
After using Fosamax for 3 weeks, my stomach couldn't take it so after alot of hassles with doctors and insurance I was approved for Forteo. I used that for the 2 years, made good gains and then did not want to take bisphosphonates no matter how much my doctors promoted it.
I couldn't take the oral medication anyways, so they were suggesting IV infusins. I was afraid of bad side effects with a year's worth of medication infused at once. So after my bone density got in the -3.0's again my doctor finally got an exception and I was started on Forteo again for 2 more years. There's risks with it but so far my bone density is up 11.7%.
But next year I'll be in the same position as you trying to figure out if to take medication and what to take. I think mild osteopenia patients can get by without taking medications and use exercise and taking calcium but with my real low scores it seems like I have to be on some medication or another. Let us know what you decide to do.