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Re: Pat re: Fosamax

Re: Pat re: Fosamax

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Posted by Lois on August 25, 2000 at 20:17:40:

In Reply to: Pat re: Fosamax posted by JMK on June 20, 2000 at 09:10:03:

: After reading your response to a posting 4/29/00, I w/like to ask you some questions re: your intake of Fosamax. You mentioined you acquired an esaphagal ulcer after 2-1/2 yrs. of taking the drug. Please tell me, what were your symptoms. I had an appt. w/my Rhumatologist yesterday as I'm having "throat" problems. I've been on Fosamax 2-1/2 yrs & he stated it was the best drug for me as I am very osteoperatic, I've improved but, he stated I'd need to be on it for 10 yrs. I do NOT like the drug, it's difficult to take (1st thing in the a.m. & nothing for 1/2 hr) I've followed all the guidelines & am hoping this throat is nothing. He stated he could give me Risedronate, which is compariable to Fosamax, causing the same side effects, & the guidelines are the same, as it's the same class of drugs. It is used to treat Paget's disease. I wanted to try Evista, he said it would not help me as much, but was willing to give it to me, it was my decision. I don't want to take a drug that w/cause other problems i.e. esaphagal, trying to build my bones. I left his office stating I would go back on the Fosamax, as I had stopped it 2 wks. ago when I noticed the throat, & then I'd let him know how I was doing after taking it again. My throat is better, possibly sinus drainage causing my throat to hurt like larangitis, it scares me. Any comments would be appreciated. I don't want to go running to a gastro Dr. when possibly there is nothing really wrong. Sometimes the testing is enough to stir up trouble. I'm really in a quandry as to what to do. My density shows -2.5 which is osteoperosis. Please, any input from you re: your esaphagl ulcer & how it started & your symptoms would be greatly appreciated. Thanks JMK

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