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  1. confused about when to take meds and vitamins
    ... oil my prescriptions are Lipator Gemfibrozil, and fosamax , I take the Fosamax on sunday mornings, and take the...

  2. Fosamax-Breast Cancer-Side Effects
    ... Can Fosamax becausing muscle or bone pain after 4.5 years of use...

  3. Pagets Disease...looking 4 as much info asap!
    ... blood tests and a bone density scan. They have her on fosamax , they were going to put her on the pump but I'm glad...

General Health board

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

  2. at a loss with some symptoms
    ... reversal of osteoporosis. And this is without the use of Fosamax , calcitonin or any other drugs that are usually prescribed...

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

Allergies board

  1. Idiopathic anaphylaxis
    ... Cetirizine, Sodium cromoglycate, ranitidine, prednisalone, fosamax and carry two epi-pens. They're looking for mastocytosis...

  2. Allergy testing for Drug Allergies?????
    ... on now for osteo is not working and afraid to take Fosamax (bad gastirtis/esophagitis/acid reflux on double strength...

Alternative Medicine board

  1. Naturopath vs. homeopath
    ... two endocrinologists who only wanted to prescribe Fosamax and other drugs like Forteo. Hope you find someone...

  2. Osteoporosis at an early age, helpful ideas?
    ... Six years ago my regular doctor wanted me to take Fosamax , which I refused. The endocrinologist I saw two years...
    ... what were the reactions? I have read before that Fosamax does create bone matrix however it is defective matrix...
    ... Six years ago my regular doctor wanted me to take Fosamax , which I refused. The endocrinologist I saw two years...

Drug Interactions / Side Effects board

  1. Diet Pills and Prescription Drugs
    ... moment: Ativan, Wellbutrin, Provigil, Abilify, Effexor, Fosamax , Reglan, Topomax, etc. That's all I can remember...

  2. Fosamax for Osteoporosis
    ... Hello, I have been taking Fosamax for quite some time (I forget how long, maybe six...

Hernia board

  1. new member questions about herniated disc and severe osteoporosis
    ... doctor said that wasn't near enough. I've been on fosamax , actonol and miacalcin which I couldn't tolerate very...

Pain Management board

  1. Feeling Down When it Rains, It Pours
    ... Brian P.S. Maybe your doctor can start you on that Fosamax . I know that my mom takes that for Osteoporosis and...
    ... osteoporosis of course is -2.5. I held off on the Fosamax and started aggressive vitamin treatment. During the...

  2. Epidural steroid injections back and neck *help* Sorry....long
    ... point, if I fall, I break a bone. I have been taking fosamax for three years and my osteo has remained the same...

  3. LA Morphine?
    ... One big side effect I get is hunger. Actonel and Fosamax both gave me a seemingly long term loss of appetite...

  4. This thread fgr member Whitfield - Prednisone
    ... to The current osteo P treatments like Niacalcum, Fosamax , Boniva and the other once a week med, Actonil I think...

  5. avinza?
    ... never made a concious effort to take it like I would Fosamax or Actonel and haven't noticed any increases in my...

  6. My Story...(for Shoreline and anyone else)
    ... and after 2 years had a 20% increase in density, If fosamax can do this for her, perhaps another med may be more...

  7. Does anyone have any info on long term use of predisone with RSDS??
    ... steroid, she's done a year on Niacalcum and 8 months on Fosamax and her Bone denstity was scheduled for 3 weeks from...
    ... steroid, she's done a year on Niacalcum and 8 months on Fosamax and her Bone denstity was scheduled for 3 weeks from...

  8. Need advice from you back folks
    ... if 6 months of the nasal spray and 6 months of of Fosamax has made a difference. She had back pain and couldn...

  9. to get a cortisone shot ornot??
    ... ankles, 3 stress fractures in her spine and now takes Fosamax at a cost of 75 bucks for 4 pills, one pill a week...

Skin Problems board

  1. Extremely itchy mystery rash
    ... Zoloft ( previously took effexor for about 2 years) , Fosamax (10 years), a multi vitamin and 1000 mg calcium daily...

Arthritis board

  1. degenerative joint disease
    ... very much better. About the Osteoporosis.. I tried Fosamax for one year and quit. I had horrifying side effects...

  2. Diagnosed w/degenerative arthritis of spine, suggestions & input???
    ... showed osetoporosis and for that I was prescribed Fosamax . Once a week pill. Horrible side effects. I stuck...

  3. Bisphosphonates & Rheumatoid Arthritis
    ... Arthritis Do Not take any Bisphosphonates; Actonel, Fosamax , etc. Taking these drugs can induce Systemic Lupus...
    ... your post very interesting. Two yrs ago I started fosamax and broke out in hives. Two specialists told me I...
    ... interesting...cheers Hi Olive, The problem with Fosamax is well known and a solution has been found... If ... the Fosamax is taken weekly instead of daily there is much less...
    ... this, Ron, but if you're talking about Actonel or Fosamax , it is imperative that you NOT take it with food. ... it. I know this because my husband has been taking Fosamax for 5 years....
    ... have seen some inaccurate statements. For instance fosamax is not to be taken with meals, but on an empty stomach ... eat for 30 min. afterwords. I personally dont take fosamax but it works for some people. Also, rheumatoid arthritis...
    ... this, Ron, but if you're talking about Actonel or Fosamax , it is imperative that you NOT take it with food. ... it. I know this because my husband has been taking Fosamax for 5 years. Hi Aleta, I understand the mechanics ... of taking fosamax , but it does burn the esophagus. IF IT GETS STUCK ... prevent it from getting stuck. That is why the weekly fosamax is much less likely to cause gastric trouble. Why ... Another article I read, states that the effect of fosamax peaks at about three years. It may not be as effective ... "If you suffer from osteoporosis, you can take Fosamax , Actonel, or Didronel. If these pills upset your stomach...
    ... Another article I read, states that the effect of fosamax peaks at about three years. It may not be as effective ... "If you suffer from osteoporosis, you can take Fosamax , Actonel, or Didronel. If these pills upset your stomach ... Journal of Medicine, March 13, 2002 " My husband is on Fosamax because that has been the standard medication for ... Zolendronic acid (Zometa) is another biphosphonate like Fosamax and Actonel. The upside is that one 15-minute infusion...
    ... Arthritis Do Not take any Bisphosphonates; Actonel, Fosamax , etc. Taking these drugs can induce Systemic Lupus...

  4. Polymyalgia Rheumatica
    ... pain in arms, shoulders and hips was being caused by Fosamax 70mg and have stopped it two weeks ago. My Dr. after...
    ... pain in arms, shoulders and hips was being caused by Fosamax 70mg and have stopped it two weeks ago. My Dr. after...

  5. catching up with all- or it is catching up with me
    ... Itravenous Pamindronate Infusions and the slower acting fosamax .. can correct the osteoporosis. If you need some...

  6. Feeling Beautiful with RA

  7. Ankylosing Spondilitis
    ... are the problem then Pamindronate, nasal calcitonin, fosamax are what you should be discussing with your doc. ...

  8. fosamax .... medication for ortho-and/or rhem arthritis......... also evista ....
    ... Which arthritis drugs are you asking about???? I take fosamax for osteopenia since HRT wasn't doing enough for me...

  9. arthritis/rhem-arth and medications
    ... touch of rhem-arth as well and have been prescribed: fosamax - 1 per week; evista - 1 a day; viactin chewables...
    ... your conversation .. i am still debating about the FOSAMAX .... it sounds scary ....
    ... messages........... as yet i have not taken the fosamax and have been hunting around for something else and...

  10. Plaquenil
    ... Remicide. I was leaning towards Plauquinal. I am on Fosamax also with good results so far. I am continuously flareing...

  11. prednisone
    ... meds. I am now Prescribed Embrel, Prednisone, Arava, Fosamax . Until I started taking Embrel, I couldnt stop the...

  12. fosamax
    ... pain and diahrea are tow possible side effects of fosamax , I had to switch to something....

Back Problems board

  1. 2 level Anterior and Posterior fusion at L3-S1
    ... ibuprofen, etc.). Is it okay to take my vitamins, Fosamax , and calcium up to the day of surgery? What about...

  2. Degenerative Disc Disease, scoliosis/kyphosis, osteoporosis
    ... is also painful. The physician wants me to take Fosamax (biophosphate) but I am deathly afraid of the "dead...

  3. Bone Density and Fusion Question
    ... the test. Yep, I had osteoporosis! I stated taking Fosamax , but a year later I was still having extreme back ... pain. I thought it was important to find out if the Fosamax was doing anything. My insurance company refused...

  4. What Dr. will order tests?
    ... family doctor and my ortho surgeon oversee my back. Fosamax has been very good for me, moving me from osteoporosis...
    ... family doctor and my ortho surgeon oversee my back. Fosamax has been very good for me, moving me from osteoporosis...
    ... call my doctor and "tell" him he had to prescribe Fosamax instead. Maybe it's time to try something other than...
    ... anyone I know got benefit from that. I do know that Fosamax has gotten a thumbs up from several of my friends...

  5. back xray needed?
    ... the danger zone into osteopenia. I continue to take Fosamax and probably will for the rest of my life, according...

  6. Would you let your spine doc inject your shoulder?
    ... ahead. Thanks for the info about osteoporosis. The Fosamax has been so effective for me that I don't think much...

  7. Miacalcin and Calcium for fusion, anyone heard of this?
    ... all issues regarding keeping strong bones. I tried fosamax , but it did not agree with me. The good thing about...

  8. steroid injections and osteoporosis
    ... more than one will start causing bone loss. She said Fosamax will help, but I'm not taking any chances, especially...
    ... I was taking the fosamax as well, but my insurance decided to quit covering...
    ... of you tried to appeal your insurances decision on fosamax ? I've never heard of an insurance that doesn't cover ... instances where people were sucessful with this process. Fosamax is going off patent next year so maybe they will cover ... something, whether its a serm (evista), bisphosphonate ( fosamax , actonel etc), or pth, plus calcium/D/magnesium and...
    ... multivitamin and miacalcin spray for my osteopenia. I tried fosamax before, but had a bad reaction where my joints flared...

  9. Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
    ... this? Will she listen? I had concerns about my Fosamax after fusion. I had read conflicting reports about ... very familiar with how the osteoporosis meds, like Fosamax , work. He described in detail the difference between...

  10. Help. What is it like to check in to the hospital + prepare
    ... diagnosed with osteoporosis about 3 years ago, but Fosamax has been very effective for me in reversing it. I...
    ... Hi BlueAtlas: I'm glad the Fosamax is working for you, and evidently isn't causing any ... road to recovery. Are you going to continue with the Fosamax ? Do you ever go to the Osteoporosis board, because...
    ... the meds. My ob/gyn told me to expect to take the Fosamax for the rest of my life. I hadn't expected that,...

  11. How Long Does It Really Take To Fuse ?
    ... what I found out when I googled it (thinking that Fosamax might be a miracle drug for fusion patients) was that ... several studies are showing that Fosamax interferes with bone growth after fusion. But then ... growth after fusion happens is different, and the Fosamax clearly didn't stop me from fusing. I think the jury ... still out on this, really, but I wouldn't bank on Fosamax helping. I did fuse really fast. I was showing bone...

  12. taking calcium + D
    ... 1500 mgs of calcium and 400 iu vitamin D, and my fosamax . Take care, Bernie...
    ... bone growth stimulator. But I've also been taking Fosamax , and some studies have shown that it inhibits bone...
    ... 1500 mgs of calcium and 400 iu vitamin D, and my fosamax . Take care, Bernie Hi Bernie, Just a little...
    ... idea! I will have to check that out. I cannot take fosamax , prone to ulcers:( . I could see prayer working,...

  13. Fosamax and fusions
    ... after osteoporosis. My surgeon knew I was on Fosamax and never said anything about it. My family doctor...
    ... Good evening Emily, Can you explain to me how the fosamax could be bad? I as well take Fosamax for osteoprosis...
    ... don't know how the drug actually works. I googled " fosamax fusion" and that brought up a study that was done ... couple of other sites stating the same conclusion, that fosamax inhibited bone growth after fusion. I just assumed...
    ... the brace is working out. Really hope that this Fosamax issue gets resolved, sure to let us all know too...

  14. GOOD fusion story!
    ... you might still fuse), I'm wondering what effect my Fosamax is having on my fusion. That's my osteoporosis medication...

  15. Ibuprofen after fusion?
    ... wondering if the medication I take for the osteoporosis, Fosamax , has helped in getting some bone growth in my fusion ... showing bone growth around one of the cages. If the Fosamax is part of the reason I'm showing bone growth so early...

  16. What Happens If You Can't/won't Fuse
    ... with such a fast start to it. I have been taking Fosamax for a couple of years after being diagnosed with osteoporos...

  17. 6 week appt and good news!
    ... supposed to encourage bone growth, too. I also take Fosamax , which I was already taking since being diagnosed...

  18. Dr. visit update
    ... I wonder if the osteoporosis medications (Actonel, Fosamax , etc) would help build a strong fusion. I was diagnosed ... at 46 with osteoporosis, took Fosamax and a year later had gotten out of the osteoporosis ... osteopenia range. I'm now 48 and still taking the Fosamax . Might be a good question for your doctor. I...
    ... guarantee I wont be seeing the surgery room again. The Fosamax sounds very encouraging to me, I will be calling my...

  19. Stenosis and Vitamin D deficiency have something in common
    ... off so that contributed to osteoporosis...i take fosamax with caicum and magnesium and zine and vitamin D...

  20. Question
    ... Dear Star2, I know one of the side effects of Fosamax can be slight joint pain on the day you take it. But ... supposed to be minor and not last past the day you take Fosamax . If your pain is severe in your hips, etc. I would ... xray to look for arthritis elsewhere? I was on Fosamax for a while, since I have arthritis and take prednisone ... though, just in case you are having a side effect of Fosamax . Take care, Kera...

  21. back pain with osteoporosis?
    ... am still recuperating from that one. I am taking Fosamax and have been for many years now even though I don...

  22. Can anyone diagnose this latest problem??
    ... osteoporsis. Even if you don't need medication such as Fosamax or one of the other drugs, you maybe should be taking...

  23. Need Advice on pain relief for degenerative spinal disease.
    ... and I need to work and think clearly. I also take fosamax for bone, osteoporosis. I think it's important that...

  24. Osteopenia and total disk replacement???
    ... the work that will be required of you as a patient. Fosamax and other bone groth stimulators, regardless of age ... with your doctor. With or without the addition of Fosamax there are several things that you can to to prevent ... my doctor immediately recommended the addition of Fosamax , however I have chosen to take a more conservative...

  25. Can a pinched nerve "unpinch" itself or does it only get worse?
    ... not. Thankfully my osteoporsis has improved with Fosamax and other meds, - at least before my last fusion....

  26. Failed fusion, conflicting advise?
    ... the others? NSAIDs and osteoporsis drugs such as Fosamax will keep BMP from setting!! If you are the individual...

  27. hello, glad to have new friends
    ... Just one word of caution. If either of you take Fosamax or the other osteoporsis drug make sure you speak ... and Vitamin D in 600 mg to compensate some for the Fosamax having to be stopped until your fusion is complete...

  28. "FLY!" ~ >> Fosamax builds bone
    ... Fly, I saw your posted where you mentioned " Fosamax builds bones" that really got my attention :) ...

  29. If not now, when...
    ... are you taking for the osteoporosis? I've read that Fosamax builds bone that is not condusive to fusion, and my...

  30. smoking, They wont do surgery????
    ... Are you on Fosamax or something like that. The type of bone it builds...

  31. little ones and fusion????
    ... only covered my abdomen. Do you smoke? Are you on Fosamax or something like that? Those things go against fusion...

  32. Does everyone else have to take iron, calciums and viatamins before fusion?
    ... a timed release one at bedtime. Also, don't take Fosamax or anything like that---it doesn't make good bone...

  33. To Lori J. HELP !
    ... PS Lori, yes the Fosamax did my esophagus in as far as I and my PCP are concerned ... esophageal trouble in my life before. I stopped that Fosamax then and there and use Miacalcin nasal spray now ...
    ... Hi Lia, I did a survey last nite about fosamax , one of the questions was if I had heard that it irritates...

  34. Siatic Pain is killn me. Can you Help?
    ... again soon as my esophageal problem brought on by Fosamax is not getting a bit better. I will see then if he...
    ... again soon as my esophageal problem brought on by Fosamax is not getting a bit better. I will see then if he ... again! When it rains, it pours, as they say. What is fosamax ? I have reflux too, besides everything else. LOL...
    ... that has brought on a lot of this stuff for me. The Fosamax is a med that I took for my osteoporosis . I have ... diagnosed with it at 40 yrs old . I've been off the Fosamax and on Myacalcin Nasal Spray for the osteoporosis...
    ... that has brought on a lot of this stuff for me. The Fosamax is a med that I took for my osteoporosis . I have ... diagnosed with it at 40 yrs old . I've been off the Fosamax and on Myacalcin Nasal Spray for the osteoporosis...
    ... to 6 weeks. He thinks it all stems from me taking Fosamax for 18 months as it is notorious for causing esophageal...
    ... Well, I'm certainly no doctor, but if the Fosamax is what caused it, why don't they see any irritation...
    ... to this day. I agree with you if it is caused by Fosamax then I'd say that is chemically induced and it should...
    ... issues seem to be episodic. It could be that the Fosamax set off a reaction of sorts in your esophagus -- and ... especially since it does sound like the result of taking Fosamax [which is known to bring on reflux]. Yes, it would...
    ... So I suppose I had a double whammy with Vioxx and Fosamax . I swear I do not have the ordinary reflux signs...

  35. Posting For Wife
    ... they are expen$ive. No surprises there! She is on Fosamax once weekly, has been prescribed Darvocet for pain...

  36. I'm mad as HE** & I'm not gonna take it

Bone Disorders board

  1. hot spots in mom's bone scan
    ... try to put this in remission. (my words). Some are: Fosamax & Aredia. I can't remember the others at the moment...

  2. Fibrous Dysplasia
    ... hosphonate infusions. I know that now there is a newer one Fosamax for osteoporosis, not sure if they have used it for...

  3. Border line Osteroporisis
    ... I have full blown osteoporosis and have been on fosamax for 5 years and successfully had a hip resurface...

  4. Accutane and ostenecrosis and/or osteomyelitis
    ... bone death and taking oral or IV bisphosphonates or fosamax or boniva etc. I am not sure the connection with...


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