Quote from Marg001:... Apparently anyone that has had a bowel reconstruction due to colitis can not tolerate the meds for Osteoporosis.I heard there was some type of I.V. infusions, if anybody knows about this I would love to hear from you or from anyone else that could help me with this. I am at my wits end :confused:
Hi, Marg. I've had a resection of the mid ileum due to Crohn's disease so we are in the same boat. The meds that it is best for us to stay away from if possible are the oral bisphosphonates, Actonal and Fosamax. However, there are two infusable bisphosphonates I am aware of Zometra (zolendronate) and Aredia (pamidronate). I've had one infusion of the pamidronate. It was scheduled to be a two hour infusion, but I experienced some very mild tingling at the lips and the wrists, so my infusion drip was slowed to a 4 hour rate. That tingling could be considered as a reaction. The day after the infusion I encountered about 10 hours of intermittent traveling bone and joint aches, chilled thru and thru and was queasy tho not quite nauseous. Due to the Crohn's giving me a lot of grief with nausea I had good ole Phenergan tabs on hand. They also make me SLEEPY. So, I just popped a Phenergan tab, climbed into a nice snug down sleeping bag under the bed covers and slept 10 hours away. I woke up feeling fine w/no other "problems". As you know, the infusions bypass the intestines eliminating the risk to our Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Another option might be the relatively new daily self-injection, Forteo. That would also bypass our poor ole sensitive intestines. My Endocrinologist is "prepping" me for starting Forteo now.
Good luck and God bless.