Osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: Therapy options across a ...

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Osteoporosis is a highly prevalent skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing individuals to an increased risk of fractures. Full Story
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Janice Alexander

Waxhaw, NC

#1 Mar 14, 2006
Is it true that if you have a fracture, you shouldn't take Fosamax? That it will impede the healing of the bone?
Dr D

Québec, Canada

#2 Mar 30, 2006
Janice Alexander wrote:
Is it true that if you have a fracture, you shouldn't take Fosamax? That it will impede the healing of the bone?
The studies and the clinical experience shows that fosamax lowers the healing process because of calcification issues.

I recommand along what I read in the litterature to use Forteo which even helps in the healing process. Some studies are being done on humans.

Check: www.clinicaltrials.go uv

write FORTEO in the search bottom

Regards

D
Alice Speakman

United States

#3 Aug 21, 2006
I had been taking Actonel for 1 1/2 years with no special problems. Then I had a Dexa after 2 years in between Dexas. In the AP spine results, I went from a T-score of -3.8 to 3.3. Is this the kind of results that can be expected after taking the drug for a year and a half?
I tried Boniva recently and on the third day following taking the drug, I experienced severe heartburn like I'd never had before. Obviously, I won't be taking it anymore, but wonder should I take something like Fortical, rather than these drugs with so many side effects? It's very vexing. My doctor wants me to continue w/the Actonel.
rose kirschbaum

AOL

#4 Aug 27, 2006
I have used Actonel for two years. I read that Actonel didn't reduce the risk of hip fractures, which I think is my worst threat. Should I return to Fosamax?
rose kirschbaum

AOL

#5 Aug 27, 2006
I have used Actonel for two years. I read that Actonel disn't reduce the risk of hip fractures, which I think is my worst threat. Should I return to Fosamax?
saeed

Babol, Iran

#6 Oct 31, 2006
yes
asghar

Babol, Iran

#7 Oct 31, 2006
hi i am seyed ali asghar sefidgar from babol
im have a fungal scar in my legs for over 38 years but i cant heal the scar
after 36 years -(2 years ago) my legs become worser by osteoporosis -
osteoporosis caused my fungal scar became larger by intercours ,what should i do -
point: im an impotence man
but my desire is in upper limit
Scared by big Pharm

Brookfield, MA

#8 Oct 31, 2006
This stuff is all GARBAGE. Only Drs. and BIG PHARMO will try to convince you it is good. Just do a "GOOGLE" search under fosamax law suit or fosamax side effects and see how bad this "chemical" (soap) is for you.
I will never take this drug. I am betting that within 5-10 years (or less) it will be off the market like VIOXX (another great wonder drug).
If you still aren't disgusted enough with BIG PHARMO and Crappy Drs., do another search under
lipitor memory loss. This is another drug that I predict will be off market (one brand of it already is--due to death!) shortly also.
The public is being dupped by BIG PHARMO and Dr.s (who get nice little perks and kickbacks from BIG PHARMO) that try to convince us these new chemicals are good for our bodies.
Think again. My mother-in-law has memory loss (only 69) from statin drugs (lipitor). That is just the tip of the iceburg with that drug. Another friend sent months of agony with muscle problems. Endured test after test, including spinal tap. The Cause==Lipitor. A drug the BIG PHARMO that makes it says is so great "everyone should take it daily".
Nice...maybe these companies are in cohoots with some foreign power who want to slowly take over? Make us stupid, crippled, and brain dead!
Take Calcium/Magnesium and Vitamin D...and exercise a couple of times a week and FLUSH the FARCE-A-MAX away.
Marie

Cherry Hill, NJ

#9 Oct 31, 2006
You are so right "scared by big pharm". I wish everyone would realize what these chemicals do to the body. My husband was given lipitor, it caused such muscle cramps all over his body that you could see his twisted muscles under the skin. Such pain was caused, I would jump out of bed and wrap his legs, arms, torso with hot wet towels. I still cry. When we told his top notch Dr. about this he said take ginger ale or some such soda it has quinine in it! My husband also had heart failure so more liquid wouldn't work just as that lame and ridiculous suggestion. Shame on that Dr. and any one like him not one of his Dr's helped him they said they didn't know and didn't tell him to stop taking the drug. He also said just cut back on the lipitor. You know if you don't follow their advice they can drop you as a patient, in this case who would care except that they will cause you to be black-balled by other Dr's and you will have no care at all. My husband did stop lipitor but didn't tell the Dr's and it took a long time for the drug to come out of his system. It took months and yes gradual relief from the spasms. He was very strong and that is why it didn't kill him but slowly helped to destroy his body in fighting his heart disease.
Marie

Cherry Hill, NJ

#10 Oct 31, 2006
Forteo can cause cancer so do you want to take your chances with osteoporosis and look for alternatives or do you want to give yourself needles everyday of forteo and possibly cause yourself cancer?
Scared by big Pharm

Brookfield, MA

#11 Nov 1, 2006
Marie:

Glad you husband is doing better. Isn't it sad that so many people can be injured by these "wonder drugs" (I wonder how they got approved!) and yet no one is liable? What about all the pain and suffering your husband went through, not to mention obviously thousands like him?
What is it going to take to get this trend reversed?
Got to wonder how many people out there are not functioning at their peak because of daily medications they take.
It is really scary. I say these Drs. should take EVERY drug they want us to take. I'll never swallow a FARCE-A-MAX or Lipitor...sorry...don't trust any of this stuff you see advertised in every magazine and TV channel either.
I think advertising for prescription drugs should be outlawed. Your Dr. should (obviosuly doesn't) know what it right for you...you shouldn't have to go in and say..what is this purple pill? Can I take some? Can I give some more of my hard-earned dollars to BIG PHARMO so they can laugh all the way to the bank and you (Dr.) can enjoy more lunches, dinners, and golf tournaments??? Oh please....
Sickening, absoultely sickening...
Earl

Cary, IL

#12 Nov 1, 2006
Well said - I agree! One other big problem that exists is that the prescribing doctors are supposed to report any serious side effects experienced by their patients, but they rarely do.
Scared by big Pharm wrote:
Marie:
Glad you husband is doing better. Isn't it sad that so many people can be injured by these "wonder drugs" (I wonder how they got approved!) and yet no one is liable? What about all the pain and suffering your husband went through, not to mention obviously thousands like him?
What is it going to take to get this trend reversed?
Got to wonder how many people out there are not functioning at their peak because of daily medications they take.
It is really scary. I say these Drs. should take EVERY drug they want us to take. I'll never swallow a FARCE-A-MAX or Lipitor...sorry...don't trust any of this stuff you see advertised in every magazine and TV channel either.
I think advertising for prescription drugs should be outlawed. Your Dr. should (obviosuly doesn't) know what it right for you...you shouldn't have to go in and say..what is this purple pill? Can I take some? Can I give some more of my hard-earned dollars to BIG PHARMO so they can laugh all the way to the bank and you (Dr.) can enjoy more lunches, dinners, and golf tournaments??? Oh please....
Sickening, absoultely sickening...
Scared by big Pharm

Brookfield, MA

#13 Nov 1, 2006
Waiting to see how my mother-in-law does after staying off her Statin meds. Hoping her memory comes back. Scary stuff.
If she does do better, I will be writing editorials to all the local papers and getting in touch with local tv stations health reporters, etc.
I will be saying...WHY IS THIS DANGEROUS DRUG STILL ON THE MARKET.
Drug Pushers=Drs. in lab coats (teamed with BIG PHARMO) We worry about getting drug dealers off the street, but these people have free reign..
Imagine someone with absolutely no experience in medicine "selling" drugs?! Well that is what a Pharm. rep is and does every day. Nice to know our Dr.s are now "bought and sold" by a piece of glossy advertising and a few free lunches.
Stay Healthy!
Scared by big Pharm

Brookfield, MA

#14 Nov 1, 2006
Got to wonder WHY drs. don't report side effects?
What do they have to gain by that? I guess there are so few drugs to "treat" some of these "ailments" (osteoperosis, high cholesteral...all "made up" ailments) that they don't want these drugs to go away. Give a patient a pill and they are happy (for a while).
Man, it is disgusting. I am losing all respect for most drs.(sorry to the few good ones left).
My mom had a tooth extracted a while back. As far as I know, the dentist did not ask her about fosamax or have her sign form saying she was taking it. According to ADA web site, that is supposed to be required now.
So if this drug is perfectly safe, and there is no connection between it and JAW DEATH, then why is the ADA requiring this? I guess to cover the poor dentist's butt?
Sad, very sad.
Myth

Australia

#15 Nov 2, 2006
doctors failed to diagnose my osteoporosis,after some 5 years of visiting countless doctors ,it was finally found by accident..and now they ask me
'how did it get so bad?' and yes they put me on HRT and actonel with no improvement but many side effects. I am off all prescription drugs & the medical merry-go-round ,I have done my own research & Im treating myself with AlgaeCal plus.. I figure I cant do worse than the doctors
Julia Anderson

Arcata, CA

#16 Nov 15, 2006
Get off the drugs and get off SOY. It interferes with Calcium absorption among other things. Best way to health is to clean out your degestive tract so you can 1.access the nutrients from the good food you do eat 2. eliminate the toxins (eg soy) that are creating so many harmful side effects.
wellbean1@yahoo.com
jay

United States

#17 Nov 19, 2006
going off of boniva, having leg pain and groin painwill not go on any other medication for bone density problems just exercise and eat the right foods.
Scared by big Pharm

Brookfield, MA

#18 Nov 20, 2006
It's really all we can do...try to eat right and exercise. Our bones, unfortunately, are designed to get thinner as we age....everyone wants the magic pill to stay young...we have to realize that we can stay healthy, for the AGE we are...not try to put off what is coming down the road...
I am really scared about this new "vaccine" MERCK is already advertising for preventing cancer in women (ages 14-29). Some are already saying it should be a required vaccine to enter school...HELLO?? You can't get caner sitting next to someone....My daughter has been taught morals, responsiblilty etc. I don't think the schools, government etc. should be able to dictate that she has to have this (YET UNPROVEN) shot. It isn't like measels, mumps, etc that you can "catch".
If kids are actually having sex ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS than we need to change that, not force them to have a shot that only "may" prevent a virus that "may"(or may not) cause cancer..
With the lousy succes rate of MERCK the last few years,(VIOXX, FOSAMAX and their version of STATIN drug) I am not overly confident that this new vaccine will have been properly tested either...
The will need one more "wonder drug" to corner the entire "women's market"....vaccine ages 14-29, Fosamax ages 35and up...so what can they dream up to convince us (and our "pusher doctors") to take for ages 30-35????
Myth

Australia

#19 Nov 20, 2006
I agree , dont take any vaccines until they have been proven safe (like 20 years down the track)
drug companies also fail to tell the public that most vaccines have mercury in them.....which is known to cause autism in children..so how safe is it?
Scared by big Pharm

Brookfield, MA

#20 Nov 21, 2006
Myth:(and others)
Read the book "The Myth of Osteoperosis". Talk about an eye opener. It talks about how the Big Pharm companies basically "created" this new disease to sell their poision. And helped to create the machine that tells us we have it!!!
Of course the machine is calibrated for a 16 year old's bone density. So anyone 40+ is going to show some bone loss...it's only natural.
Luckily for them....they can "solve" our problem by sticking us on their dangerous drugs...
Just do a google search on "fossy jaw" and you'll learn how this jaw death (ONJ) has been around since workers in match factories were exposed to the key ingredient in ol' Farce-A-Max.
The public has become so taken in by these slick ads on tv and in magazines for these drugs.....
Ask your Dr. if.....is right for you!
WHY? They all have such scary side effects and lasting side effects (thanks to the 1/2 life most of these new drugs have) that why would I want to add more problems to my so-called existing one.
We are just now finding out lots of scary stuff about statin drugs (lipitor, vytorin, etc.)...
another fabricated illness to sell more drugs...
cha-ching...we are paying out of our wallets and by compromising our overall health too.
Wake up people...research before you start these drugs!
DRs.= new drug pushers of the 2000's...

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