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Re: Fosamax side effect

Re: Fosamax side effect

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Posted by Elizabeth Jacob on February 10, 2000 at 20:48:49:

In Reply to: Re: Fosamax side effect posted by Joan on February 07, 2000 at 13:22:08:

My dad has exactly the same symptoms you mentioned. He has been taking Fosamax for
about 4 months too, and he started to loose his vision in his left eye. Until his left eye - is
almost 99% blind now. He too has stopped driving, and is worried about loosing the other eye.
That left eye is also droopign eyelid - and he has tinted his specs to cover it up from people.
All this happened within a month or so - really fast.

He never (until right now) related it to Fosomax. I am amazed - I must tell him about your letter
this very evening.

He has gone to many eye and neoro doctors in Malaysia and Australia - and all they can tell
him is that his eye nerves are destroyed. They have put hom on Prednisolone (for nerve repair),
and he says the sight in left eye is minimally improved - now he says he can see some light
with that eye - but the vision is out of focus - something in the middle - he will see it as on
the right.

He was even suspected to have cancer - and did lumbar spine test and biopsy - and all was

Yes, I'm sure now that it is Fosamax - as you have exactly the same symptoms. Thanks for
sharing. But does anyone know of an alternative drug - dad has severe boss loss already -
last year he suffered a fracture of the back bone - recovered now - but that;s why he is on
Fosamax now. Any help? He needs a treaatment (not preventive) for osteoporosis.

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