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Old 11-23-2009, 05:04 AM   #1
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Unhappy so sad... and so disappointed

I was diagnosed with osteoporosis a couple of months ago, so I went to my new PCP. She wanted me to start on Acctonel but after being on the boards I didn't want to because I always take some type of reaction to medicine. I asked her to start me on Calcitonin, that was about 3 weeks ago.

I started itching about a week later and never connected the two. I went on web md this morning and saw that a rash was a severe allergic reaction.

I have a call into her right now, I'm guessing she will take me off of it and try to get me to take something else. I'm so disappointed, I really wanted this medicine to work.

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Old 11-23-2009, 10:38 AM   #2
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Re: so sad... and so disappointed

Hi Irish eyes, sorry to hear that you had a bad reaction to calcitonin. I hope that now you have stopped it that the rash went away. I don't know if you're open to alternative methods, but you might want to give strontium citrate a try. I've been taking it for over 3 years and have had no side effects at all except improved density. I know others who are also taking it without any problems. There have been quite a few threads about it on this board, just put strontium in the search box at the top of the page and you can read about what others have said.

I like to remind the newly dx that even though you now have osteo , you are still the same person you've always been and that you can still do all the things you enjoy, but with maybe an adjustment or two. It's also a time to make lifestyle changes (if you already haven't) like more exercise, a healthy diet and and supplements that aid bone health. One last thing, also keep in mind that just because you now have osteo that doesn't mean that you will break a bone, now or in the future. take care...phyllis

Old 11-24-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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Me too... I take strontium citrate and would recommend it... no side effects but increase in density.. worth a try!

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