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  1. Ischial Bursitis/Weavers Bottom
    ... Do either of you take Actonel or Fosmax? If so, be aware that Actonel can cause ... fascittis and sitting bone pain. Three days after the 6th Actonel my body crashed in many ways. I ended up with plantar...

  2. Recurring, acute, left upper leg pain
    ... medications can cause tendonitis. In my case I believe Actonel was the cause (I have tendonitis in feet, knees, groin...

  3. Feet and hands are hurting really bad.
    ... for proper diagnosis. Are you taking Fosmax or Actonel ? If so, this could be the cause. The biophosnates...

  4. Always sick and dont know why
    ... Are you taking Actonel or Fosmax for osteoporosis? If so, your symptoms fits...

  5. Can Anyone Help Me?
    ... Toprol 25 mg. l0:30 P.M. Ambien l0 mg. l0:30 P.M. Actonel 35 mg. once a week Tramadol HCL - Acetaminophen PAR...
    ... Actonel may very well be her problem. Actonel will damage the esophagus and many other things. I ... had horrible side effects, so bad, I call them Actonel poisoning. I am still battling after 6 months. She ... may have reached her tolerance for Actonel . The medical reference book doctors use has a long...
    ... well, i dont know much about actonel but that does sond like a very good answer, and i...

  6. Fosamax-Breast Cancer-Side Effects
    ... muscles and bones can hurt after taking Fosmax or Actonel . I took Actonel once a week for 6 weeks and had horrible ... long and seems to be o.k. now. Did not realize Actonel would or could cause so much pain that felt like bone...

  7. Waking up in the middle of the night choking
    ... the same feeling but do have acid reflux caused by Actonel I took for bones. You should see doctor to rule...

General Health board

  1. Thigh Pain
    ... Have you tried meds to help circulation? Do you take Actonel or Fosmax for osteoporosis? Do your legs feel achy...

  2. Stomach problem
    ... Are you by chance taking Fosamax or Actonel for osteoporosis?...

  3. Left Rib Cage Pain - any ideas?
    ... it before it has gotten too bad, and am now taking actonel and calcium supplements to hopefully strengthen the...

  4. Pain under lower left rib cage.
    ... bone density test a couple years ago and had tried Actonel and fosamax. They caused so much reflux and were causing...

Drug Interactions / Side Effects board

  1. actonel
    ... I've been on Actonel for about a month. I've noticed my vision has been ... do a whole day at the mall before I started taking Actonel and I had to come home in a couple of hours. Boo Hiss ... ! Actonel stinks....

Pain Management board

  1. Methadone and its dangers
    ... one drug that I have had the most side effects on is Actonel (that was the worst experience I have ever had with...

  2. LA Morphine?
    ... noticed though. One big side effect I get is hunger. Actonel and Fosamax both gave me a seemingly long term loss...

  3. 100% compliance. PERIOD
    ... up, so I've been deviating from 1 a week. I was on Actonel and it caused more problems than it was worth, so...

  4. avinza?
    ... concious effort to take it like I would Fosamax or Actonel and haven't noticed any increases in my GERD related...

Smoking Cessation board

  1. Not the same after chantix ??
    ... a parallel, and just a thought for you.... I took Actonel for "bone strength" for the better part of a year...
    ... a parallel, and just a thought for you.... I took Actonel for "bone strength" for the better part of a year...

Share Your Pain Management Story board

  1. Some Pain Management Stories
    ... deviating from 1 a week to 1 a month almost. I was on Actonel and it caused more problems than it was worth, so...

Arthritis board

  1. I am taking meds for RA and ...
    ... acid and calcium with vitamin D, daily. I also take actonel once a week. I have been doing this for 4 or 5 years...
    ... Saxlady, I heard bad news about taking RA meds and Actonel , Fasomax with it - really bad combination. And at...

  2. Limbrel Anyone?
    ... able to stop taking Prevacid (problems due to taking Actonel ) after being on Limbrel a few months. Are you...
    ... from Limbrel. Taape: My stomach was damaged from Actonel and was on Prevacid for 2 years. Since being on Limbrel ... too have a very sensitive stomach even before taking Actonel . The doctor did not mention any tests to do while...
    ... you go cold turkey off of Prevacid after stopping Actonel ? I'm down to one Protonix every other day from 2x...
    ... clarify. I took Prevacid for 2 years after stopping Actonel . I then went cold turkey off Prevacid after taking ... need for Prevacid was there for a long time due to Actonel damaging my esophagus and stomach, however, not sure...

  3. Limbrel
    ... have Plantar Faciitis in both feet caused by taking Actonel for osteoporosis. Thought I would need to have...

  4. Limbrel
    ... doctors do not know. Little over a year ago I took Actonel for pre-osteoporosis and it was literally poison to ... my body. I believe Actonel is the base cause of all the inflammation I have now ... my problem arthritis, just call it inflammation. Actonel caused plantar fasciitis in both feet, a sitting bone ... for hypertension, Prevacid for stomach (caused by Actonel ), Synthorid for hypothyroid and calcium, magnesium...

  5. Basal Thumb Joint arthritis or something else?
    ... have yet to address it as being arthritis. I took Actonel for osteoporosis for 6 weeks and ended up being literally ... do believe my thumb/fingers problem is part of the Actonel problem causing inflammation all over my body....

  6. my mom
    ... Is your mother taking Fosmax or Actonel for osteoporosis? If so, the arthritis like problem ... problems as your mom. I am personally suffering from Actonel very much in the same manner as your mom with additional...

  7. arms ache
    ... shoulders are so sore and achey. i have been taking actonel for bone health and i read that one of the side effects...

  8. Remicade vs. Enbrel
    ... with any of the meds i have been put on except for Actonel . It made my right leg hurt. I had both hips replaced...

  9. Bisphosphonates & Rheumatoid Arthritis
    ... Rheumatoid Arthritis Do Not take any Bisphosphonates; Actonel , Fosamax, etc. Taking these drugs can induce Systemic ... about these drugs. I have been severly damaged by Actonel and feel it is my duty to warn others about these ... Karen I have suffered severe damage due to Actonel and I feel it is my duty to inform as many people...
    ... specialists told me I was mistaken. I recently started actonel and developed a hideous rash with blisters on inner ... elbow. I believe it was the actonel . I have taken mtx, arava and many other things with...
    ... Hi Karen and all, If one types in " actonel side effects" in your search engine, one of the side...
    ... My doctor wanted me to take Actonel for ostepenia, but I read on-line that some of the ... wondering if the drug company put pressure on him to push Actonel ). I told him to forget it, that I would just take ... I have osteopenia in the hip only, what would the Actonel do to the rest of my bones that don't need any medication ... company a few months ago (I forgot which one makes Actonel ) and asked the same question and guess what? I never ... received a response! I posted the info regarding Actonel on the osteoporosis boards a few months ago. I know ... any warnings regarding Foxomax and skin cancer, only Actonel ....
    ... ompression fracture T12 about ten weeks ago. Doctor advised actonel and (against my sisters wishes....she is a very bad ... haemorrhage. None of the Doctors involved will blame the actonel , rather a coincidental bleed from diverticula (which...
    ... ompression fracture T12 about ten weeks ago. Doctor advised actonel and (against my sisters wishes....she is a very bad ... haemorrhage. None of the Doctors involved will blame the actonel , rather a coincidental bleed from diverticula (which...
    ... correcting you on this, Ron, but if you're talking about Actonel or Fosamax, it is imperative that you NOT take it...
    ... correcting you on this, Ron, but if you're talking about Actonel or Fosamax, it is imperative that you NOT take it ... you suffer from osteoporosis, you can take Fosamax, Actonel , or Didronel. If these pills upset your stomach or...
    ... you suffer from osteoporosis, you can take Fosamax, Actonel , or Didronel. If these pills upset your stomach or ... Zometa) is another biphosphonate like Fosamax and Actonel . The upside is that one 15-minute infusion lasts for...
    ... Rheumatoid Arthritis Do Not take any Bisphosphonates; Actonel , Fosamax, etc. Taking these drugs can induce Systemic ... about these drugs. I have been severly damaged by Actonel and feel it is my duty to warn others about these ... Karen I have suffered severe damage due to Actonel and I feel it is my duty to inform as many people...
    ... After reading thru I think all posts and seeing about Actonel , Fosomax etc. I begin to wonder. I have had Fibro ... help someone. I am and have been rethinking my taking Actonel ....

  10. am I realli at High Risk Pregnancy w/ methotrexate?
    ... have RA. I was on 5 meds. -remicade,methotraxate, actonel , prednisone, and folic acid. I'm 1.5-2 months pregnant...

Back Problems board

  1. What Dr. will order tests?
    ... from osteopenia to osteoporosis after 15 months on Actonel . If you don't mind me asking, what kind of back problem...
    ... That's unsettling, to say the least! I started with Actonel , but my insurance company informed me after a few ... Maybe it's time to try something other than the Actonel . It's clearly not solving the problem for you. I...

  2. back xray needed?
    ... months ago. My T score of my spine was -2.8. I took Actonel a while back for 15 months, and went from osteopenia...

  3. steroid injections and osteoporosis
    ... whether its a serm (evista), bisphosphonate (fosamax, actonel etc), or pth, plus calcium/D/magnesium and exercise...

  4. Help. What is it like to check in to the hospital + prepare
    ... actually grows new bone unlike the bisphosphonates ( Actonel , Boniva etc) which only slows bone loss, which is...

  5. Dr. visit update
    ... least. I wonder if the osteoporosis medications ( Actonel , Fosamax, etc) would help build a strong fusion. ...

  6. back pain with osteoporosis?
    ... is now Osteoporosis in the spine. ( I have been on Actonel for 15 months!) Last night I even dreamt that I had...
    ... guessing. Did you have Xrays or an MRI? Do you take Actonel ? Thanks for the info!...

  7. What is disk disease and a bulged disk
    ... even the worsening osteoporosis despite two years on Actonel and one year on Evista. I am quite physically active...
    ... even the worsening osteoporosis despite two years on Actonel and one year on Evista. I am quite physically active...

Bone Disorders board

  1. Hello
    ... latest problem.................. I was put on actonel for the bone problem and all was good with that. ... happened overnight and I am not sure if it is the Actonel or I suddenly have some arthritis. There are times...
    ... stop and reverse the loss of bone as in osteoporosis. Actonel , Didronel, Fosamax are three that I can think of ...

  2. Boneloss in the mouth and osteoporosis
    ... worsening each year. I'm supposed to be on Fosamax and/or Actonel , but the side effects turn me into a painful vegetable...

  3. Actonel side effects....how long do they last
    ... LOSING MY MIND. I TOO HAVE HAD SEVERE REACTION TO ACTONEL . I HAVE BEEN TO EMERGENCY TWICE WITH CHEST PAINS, ... PAGES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH ACTONEL . IT SHOULD BE BANNED.....
    ... [I too suffer from side effects from taking Actonel , I took my last pill 170 days ago - my feet, ankles ... Marie55;1682850]I am suffering from allergic reaction to Actonel and the side effects. Took Actonel once a week for ... on the stomach also. How long does it take for Actonel to get out of the system and return to normal?...
    ... I am starting to feel better after being off Actonel for 3 months. I took it for 3 months, had a headache...

Knee & Hip Problems board

  1. Knee Impairment- Parathyroid/chemical connection ?
    ... how long to attain former health ? Also 1 yr. of Actonel involvement. X-rays do confirm osteo & cartilege loss...

Osteoporosis board

  1. Osteoporosis in RIGHT hip.....or is it the LEFT???
    ... femoral neck measured 0.643 g/cm2 and T-score was -2.8. Actonel was prescribed and I had nasty side effects so it ... is about taking Boniva after bad side effects from Actonel . This is what she wants me to try.....even though...

  2. Fortacal for Osteoporosis
    ... I haven't had any problems which is a relief as actonel had side effects so bad I ended up in the E.R. The...

  3. Canadian waiting for strontium to be approved.
    ... 3 years ago. I'm so discouraged. I use to be on actonel (for 3 years and was taken off due to side effects ... people use strontium if they had recently been on actonel or one of the other bone meds?...

  4. I need advise about Strontium
    ... with NAIDS was an esophagel ulcer and Fosamax and Actonel caused horrible gut pain. The SR is in powder form...

  5. Actonal
    ... crazy.They never heard of it. I'm going off of the Actonel and see what happens.Thank-you again..Diane...

  6. Thighbone fracture caused by Biphosphonates
    ... me this. I am a 67 year old male that has been on Actonel over 6 years with very little improvement. What do...

  7. Anyone doing the once a year IV?
    ... I have been on Actonel for 6 years with very little improvement. Does medicare...

  8. Fosamax/alendronate And Dental Procedures
    ... I have been on Actonel for over 6 years. i go to the dentist every 4 months ... . They know i have osteoporisis and take Actonel . They treat me just like any other patient....

  9. On Forteo and have questions about stronium and calcium while on Forteo
    ... I started Forteo and I had an increase to -3.4 on Actonel , but I had too many problems with Act.. so I switched...

  10. New to Osteoporosis
    ... really regret it! My gyno wanted me to take fosomax or actonel . After reading on the web about both drugs it scared...

  11. Actenol bad effects
    ... I recently had a rather strange experience with Actonel . 5 weeks into Actonel therapy I developed severe ... isolated incident. Then this past week, 10 weeks into Actonel therapy, I developed a raging fever >103, terrible...
    ... I haven't taken Actonel but I did take Fosamax. I didn't notice any bone pain...
    ... Don't expect the doctors to back you up on stopping Actonel , they probably won't as they're used to prescribing...
    ... Everyone doesn't get side effects from Actonel . I have been on Actonel for 6 years and havn't had...

  12. Ezorb side effects...warning
    ... above the marker. Some docs are prescribing Fosomax, Actonel , etc. to patients who are diagnosed with osteopenia...

  13. Hi folks, new here.
    ... score -1.6 Density 84.6 Doctor put me on Actonel , which was fine, no ill effects, but after reading ... cos I've damaged something? Should I go back on Actonel as I never had any ill effects when I was on it? ...
    ... osteoporosis doesn't cause pain until you break something. Actonel can cause bone and joint pain, but it doesn't happen ... itself. I can't tell you if you should go back on Actonel , you'll have to decide for yourself. I was on Actonel ... normal range on bmd. I did have some bone pain with Actonel , but it wasn't that bad. I had intermittent pain...

  14. heart arrythmia and Actonel
    ... taking bisphosphonate medications, such as Fosamax, Actonel , Boniva, for example. While I'm not allowed to mention ... or GI probs? How long have you now been off the Actonel ? have you noticed any improvement since stopping...
    ... reply. I have had no other adverse effects from the Actonel , other than a bit of heartburn the first month of ... months, it's hard for me to tell yet if going off Actonel is going to solve the problem. I'm a bit discouraged...

  15. Actonel, Evista, Fosamax
    ... rain. Now, I am hoping all this helps. As for Actonel , Evista, and Fosamax it just seems to me that the...

  16. symptoms
    ... phosphonate'' medication for osteoporosis, such as Fosamax, Actonel , Boniva - then this class of medication could indeed...

  17. First Post - Osteo results
    ... Thank you, Phyllis! She's only been on Actonel for a year (Fosamex before that for a few years -...
    ... probably the best improvement I've heard, in a while, on Actonel : going from -2.2 to -1.4 (hip) and -3.2 to -2.7 ...
    ... Are there any potential longterm health risks with Actonel ? 2. Any concerns on her L4 - since all the other...
    ... Garamond"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkRed"]Hi hchytd: With Actonel some people get the GI side effects, i.e. acid reflux ... another risk associated with bisphosphonates (fosamax, actonel , boniva, reclast etc) that happens in a very low number ... little over a year ago, and that was *after* taking Actonel (for a little over a year) and then Forteo for 2 years ... who knows for sure, it could have been a combo of Actonel , Forteo and HRT (which I took for 10 mos, or more ... , I think). Is your mom taking the weekly Actonel or the monthly? Just curious since the monthly is...
    ... another. She has been taking the monthly dosage of Actonel (for about a year). Should she consider switching...
    ... it (forteo), but since she's doing so well with the Actonel , I don't see a reason to change. Usually they only...

  18. Why not Fluoride which is anabolic bone builder
    ... much different than the bisphosphonates (fosamax, actonel , etc) which decrease bone formation and resorption...

  19. Stronger bones-finally!
    ... for 2 years; DEXA showed 7% bone loss. I then took Actonel for 3 years; DEXA showed 7% bone loss. Wondering how ... bone in my hip. It was explained to me like this: Actonel kills the osteoclasts in the body; they excavate old...
    ... ! Will you be continuing with that? I too tried Actonel and it didn't help me any. We all have different...

  20. Anyone have a good endo on Long Island?
    ... perhaps...Never went back to mine after she pushed Actonel for ostopenia and got nasty when I went off after...
    ... e. if you are taking an antiresorptives (fosamax, actonel , Serms, Calcitonin, Hrt etc) you would want your score...
    ... seems I am really borderline for going on the fosomax, actonel meds. Unfortunately my total hip TScore is -1.1 but ... the Neck is -2.3,,,My current endo (who gave me the actonel that I went off of) told me I would be crippled up...

  21. Vitamin D -- in the Boston Area?
    ... Also remember that all bisphosphonate drugs (Fosamax, Actonel , Boniva, et.) are catabolic i.e. reduce also formation...

  22. Miacaicin nasal spray??
    ... your next scan...Good Luck...Oh I couldnt tolerate Actonel either.......

  23. Anyone stopped Fosamax due to aches and pains?
    ... experience. Pain went away within a week of stopping both Actonel and Fosamax. At your stage you are doing the right...
    ... Hi All: I took Actonel and had a similar experience-intermittent stabbing ... immediately. I switched to another drug because the Actonel didn't improve my t-scores any. I just read another...

  24. I'm new, please help ??
    ... esophagitis I have not been able to tolerate fosomax or actonel , so now we are awaiting approval from my insurance...

  25. Is any one taking this
    ... refusing to take the bisphosphonates like Fosomax or Actonel . I don't like the long term risks and side effect...

  26. Need advice about IV Bisphosphonates
    ... Forteo, without any side effects, but while I was on Actonel it did cause some tolerable bone pain. My Dr said ... pain since that was the only side effect I had from Actonel , plus the iv form would have greatly increased side...

  27. Ending Forteo starting Actonel Question
    ... Hi StarSong: I took Actonel for over a year and again when I was taken off of ... t have to wait in between taking the two. I took Actonel and then started Forteo, the next day two different ... to wait. Since your Dr wants you to wait on the Actonel for dental reasons, wait till you get the go ahead...
    ... scores. The month I was off Forteo I went back on Actonel and then returned to Forteo. I'm finishing up the...
    ... regular dr suggested if there were problems with the actonel that I might consider taking Forteo cyclically. Maybe ... expensive. I'll just have to wait and see how the actonel goes. After reading up on all the current treatments...
    ... Question for you did you have any problems with the Actonel . The first time I took it I felt OK but the next ... anything similar since you went on and off Forteo to actonel . I'm seeing a doc today about something else but ... problems with it at all. The only reason I considered actonel because it has a significantly shorter half life in...
    ... Hi StarSong: I didn't have any gi issues with actonel . The only problem I had was some bone pain in the ... seconds. It came and went almost every day while on actonel , and went away completely when I stopped taking it ... If you were able to tolerate fosomax I would think actonel would be a good choice, as far as side effects go ... if* you think that will return. The half life on actonel is a lot shorter than fosomax, so if you have to choose ... one of the BP's I think actonel is probably a better choice, but that's just my opinion...

  28. Regarding Forteo and midsection weight gain?
    ... definetly do not want anything in the same class as Actonel like Boniva and Fosomax. They are way too hard on...

  29. New To Board - Questions About Forteo / Scores
    ... below -2.5. I started out at -3.6 and was put on Actonel and when that didn't help, was switched to Forteo...

  30. New to this Board
    ... people steer clear of these meds, bisphosphonates ( actonel , boniva, fosomax etc) if they have the problems you...

  31. Please help! My mom is in pain!!
    ... say its as bad as an 80 year old). She has been on actonel for 2 years now. Her last bone scan (2 months ago...
    ... your mom's constant and severe pain could be from the Actonel ? It's well known that bisphosphonate meds, of which ... Actonel is one, can, and do, cause the sort of pain you describe...
    ... the possibility that it COULD be a reaction to the actonel . When I took this classification of medications,...
    ... Hi Thanks so much. I actually thought about the actonel but she has been on it 2 years without a problem....

  32. Started Boniva last week...
    ... know of people who had no stomach problems taking Actonel and tolerated it well until one day they all of the...

  33. Help!
    ... have osteoporosis. I was given a prescription of actonel and also have to take citrical. I was told to exercise...
    ... clearly. So I am still menstrating and am taking actonel and citrical plus D. I have never had any eating...
    ... in your age group. If you're unhappy about the Actonel , you might want to read some of the past threads which...
    ... know what to do without it. I am worried about my actonel that I am taking. I have been having alot of pain...

  34. Don't mean to scare you but.......
    ... originally called "juvenile osteoporosis." I used Actonel for years, and it didn't faze it. We later learned...

  35. actenol side effects
    ... Hi Arlette, The bisphosphonate meds (fosamax, actonel , boniva) - the most widely used - DO have a host of ... whether the probs you mentioned are ACTUALLY from the actonel . That would depend on other meds you may be taking...
    ... put out a warning about it. I had this problem with actonel , and it went away shortly after I stopped taking it...

  36. Just a few questions..
    ... certain holistic therapies. My doctor wants to put me on Actonel , but I'm just not sure yet.. #1 Does anyone have...


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