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Re: fosamax & evista

Re: fosamax & evista

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Posted by Leni on January 07, 2000 at 11:41:52:

In Reply to: Re: fosamax & evista posted by Jane on January 04, 2000 at 20:18:46:

: : : took evista for 5 months & gained 10 lbs & think it made my fibroid grow. am 63 & have osteoporosis & now md wants me to take fosamax. any side effects? any alternative meds? am exercising daily & using lite wts 3-4 week with taking calcium supplements & calcios but bone density keeps decreasing. any suggestions

: : I am 64 and started taking fosamax. One doctor thinks I should take evista, but two others think that Fosamax is the most absorable for bones. I have had breast cancer so do not want to take evista. Also it is about 2nd or third down of the treatments for osteoporosis, not as effective, is what I mean. After 2 years I have gained bone. I exercise, don't watch my calcium intake as I should. Although I do take some.

: : I don't like anything smacking of hormones, which I guess evista is.
: : Good luck.

: Hi, I'm 65. Diagnosed w/moderate osteoporosis year ago, tried taking fosamax twice sev months apart. It didn't agree with me either time. Extreme fatigue, red splotches on joints.Dr. said reactions to it are rare ... he really likes it. Have friends who successfully take it and had 7% bone increase in two-year period. Have follow-up in two weeks and hope to try another med. Take Glucosamine and calcium w/ vit d & k for absorption. Blessings! Jane
I'm 76,and have been on Fosomax and Evista for 2yrs.without any problems.I take the Fosomax with a of water as soon as I get up,then I move around for an hour(no laying down).I'm also on heart medication for high blood pressure(6 mos) and on asthma medications.I try to exercise some,have taken 1500 mg of calcium,and always my vitamins.Although I strongly dislike taking all these medications,I've improved considerably.I traveled to India and fell at the Taj Mahal.Didn't break a think.Hopefully this info. will help you.

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