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  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ibuprofen Percocet

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actonel

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Miacalcin

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actonel Evista Miacalcin

  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,...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Morphine forteo

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ibuprofen Naproxen

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actonel

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prednisone

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Duragesic Ibuprofen Neurontin

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: naprosyn

  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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Miacalcin

  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...
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  35. Posting For Wife
    ... they are expen$ive. No surprises there! She is on Fosamax once weekly, has been prescribed Darvocet for pain...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Skelaxin

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