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Alendronic Acid

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  • building bone

    A year ago I broke my wrist, the dexa scan showed i was just over the line, and was prescribed alendronic acid. I couldn't take the meds the side effects were horrific. I have had a year to build the bone up and with exercise and supplements the new dexa and...

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  • Alendronic Acid

    Hi, I last posted on here a few years ago when I'd been diagnosed with Marked Osteopenia at the age of 54.  I've since fractured my ankle and severely broken my right wrist so have had another Dexa Scan which has shown that Osteoporosis in now in my spine and I've been told I've...

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  • Side affects on Alendronic Acid

    Hi my 84 yr old mum started Alendronic Acid 1 a week tablet 6 weeks ago.2 weeks ago she became very ill difficulty eating, losing weight, breathless not sleeping and tired all the time and just sitting in a chair all day .She is a very young 84yr old and you never see her without makeup hair done and...

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  • Alendronic acid and Anastrozole

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer August 2017 which is also estrogen positive. This means I now have to take the hormone therapy drug Anastrozole which depletes bone density. Hence I was sent for a dexa  scan. It came back I was age related osteoporotic. I’m 65. I have to take the Anastrozole and...

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  • Warning about alendronic acid

    Today I attended the hospital where I saw an osteoporosis consultant.  I am 72 and had been told that I had low bone density in 1999 and in 2005 was diagnosed at high risk of spine fracture and lower risk of hip fracture. A month later I was started on Actonel and was on it for seven years then...

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  • Should I or shouldn't I

    Hi I have new diagnosed osteoporosis at 40 (on top of degenerative disc disease at 38). I find out how bad the osteo is tomorrow - reluctant to take Alendronic Acid as I've read a lot if negative info about it. Advice welcomed

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  • Severe Reaction to Alendronic Acid - muscle aches/weakness

    Hi My mum has been taking alendronic acid once a week for just short of 4 months.  We we have only just linked her that her deteriorating situation could be down to this medication. She has severe muscle/joint/bone pain, aches and weakness in her arms, shoulders and legs which has progressed...

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  • Alendronic acidmenpause 14 years

    i have been started on AA this week and read all your comnents with interest, particularly regarding vitamin supplements; as well as the fact sheet - it took a long time to get a diagnosis of arthritis despite some of my back X-Rays shows clearly discs being badly worn and bits thining, but i finally...

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  • Stomach pain

    I started taking Alendronic acid on Saturday as have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Nearly 48 hours later I'm suffering with chronic stomach pain is this a normal side effect? Please help

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  • Is osteoporosis actually without symptoms?

    I have felt some weakness in my back. I tire easily and have to rest after standing in particular. There are other issues with my back such as bulging discs, mild scoliosis and arthritis.  I am walking with rests and I am at 15 to 20 minutes daily weather permitting.  Comments welcome from...

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  • Alendronid Acid

    I've been taking AA for about a 10 months now and have just developed a very hot, red, itchy rash over my face with swelling. It seems to be one of the contraindications on the leaflet - anyone else had this effect? Booked an allergy test and an appt to see a dermatologist, but am now wondering if...

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  • Ear/jaw pain and on AA

    I have been on AA now for about four months and so far have tolerated it quite well. I have had a cold for the past week and just before it started, I was getting some earache on the right side. The cold also was more on the right side of my face. But I am now getting stiffness and pain/discomfort in...

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  • Hip pain and severe pains all down leg

    I've been taking alodronic acid for 10 months now for oesteoporosis. I am 52. For the last 3 weeks I have had  severe pain in hip which travels down my leg even into my shin.  Excruciating pain almost impossible to drive. Awaiting results from MRI of lumbar and pelvis region.   Could...

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  • warfarinand vitamin k2.

    I have been told that i need to be on Warfarin by my Consultant. Thats well enough but I take Vitamin K2 Mk7, I know that I need to limit my intake of Green Veg' because of the Vitamin K. What I need to know is it still possible to continue to take the K2-MK7? I feel that I cant ask the Doctor because,...

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  • T score -3.3. Just been prescribed alendronic acid 70mg.

    any good news about this drug?  I'm now terrified about taking it.  I'm a wheelchair user so can't help my bone density.  I broke my hip recently so have been prescribed this drug.  Any advice or reassurance out there?  And how bad is a hip t score of -3.3?  My...

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  • Alendronic Acid and side effects - useful reading

    Thought it may be of help to get matters in perspective. Do look at the site at **** on bonehealth and osteoporosis. Wish I had read more before I started taking the drug. I have now stopped it, convinced that my joint and tendon problems, racing heart and general and increasing awful feelings of fatigue...

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  • Alendronic acid and sugar levels

    I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1995 and in 1999 I had a bone scan and was told my bone mineral density in my spine was low.  Another bone scan in 2004 showed a score of -2.9 showing a high risk in my spine and I was put onto Actonel in 2005.  I was changed to Alendronic Acid in 2010 and carried...

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  • Extreme Reaction to Alendronic Acid

    I have taken Alendronic Acid for many years, but the side effects only hit me May this year. I am in my sixties, but in April had been happily taking the tourist trail up Mt Vesuvius. Suddenly I was getting excruciating pains in my knee, which no pain killers were doing anything to subdue I could hardly...

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  • Swollen ankles.

    been on AA for 5 weeks.  Hate it but have decided with a hip score of -3.3 I'll put up with it for two years.  Has anyone else had fluid retention as a side effect? I have MS so I'm not as mobile as most people which probably doesn't help but I've never had swollen ankles before...

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  • K2 supplement. Type and dosage?

    want to take K2 supplement but want to check.  I've got oesteoporosis and am now taking AA and Cal/ Vit D tablets.  Think I should take Vit K2 as well but is that sensible?  Also, how much and what type?  No blood clotting problems.  Not on any other medications.

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  • Personal Independence Payment

    Last year, went to Council Offices to talk about tax, I was really not at all well or with it (I have explained on the Alendronic Acid discussions the side effects I had), the council worker I spoke to said 'you should apply for PIP'.  So I did, and was refused. The letter informing me of...

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  • Risedronate & Lansoprazole

    Hi, I broke my femur in Novemember & after various test told I have osteoporosis of the hip.  I've been taking medication to get my Vitamin D Levels up & now been prescribed the above.  As I had a duodenal ulcer years ago & peridicaly took zantac I am worried about side effects...

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  • Prolia v alendronic acid.

    any advice on which is best?  I'm have MS and use a wheelchair with a hip TScore of -3.3.  Broke my femur after a fall.  Trying to find out if Prolia injections are a better option than Alendronic Acid which I was going to start today but now want to wait till I get some advice.  

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  • Taking Adcal-D3 Caplets with food

    I refer to the patient Information leaflet regarding Adcal-D3 Caplets. At the borrom of side 1, it states:     Adcal-D3 Caplets with food. This medicine should not be taken within 2 hours of eating foods rich in oxalic acid (e.g. spinach and rhubarb), phosphate (e.g. bran), or...

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  • Is there a herbal or natural alternative to alendronic acid

    I have been taking Alendronic Acid for 2 years after breaking my femur and was diagnosed with Osteoporosis, I know drugs have side effects but I was not told about coming off them and the effects, getting some problems with it and would love a herbal or natural alternative I am 65 soon. My recent scan...

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  • stomach pain

    Hi, I've taken 1 pill so far, and now 5 later still have pains in my stomach, have others had this and if so how long does it take till the side effect is a lot less i'm 58 had a dexa scan after breaking my wrist, i'm also considering not using the pills and finding a way to stop the bone...

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  • Been prescribed Alendronic acid 70mg

    I am 62, had an early menopause (started age 34).  Have had 'disc' operations, suffer with arthritis and osteoporosis.  My lastest bone scan showed a significant increase in loss of bone density, especially in my legs.  My GP prescribed AA 5 weeks ago but I have been frightened...

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  • Vitamin K2

    On TV today in Australia a German professor came on and talked about how we cannot get sufficient of this vitamin any more. We would have to eat a kilogram of old cheese every day to fulfill our daily requirements of vitamin K2. The benefits are impressive. Not only does this vitamin aim the calcium...

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  • Should we be doing our own research?

    We should ask questions. We should work with our doctors to achieve the best health outcomes for us. We would not knowingly do something that is harmful to us yet we trust that a drug will do no harm. But some drugs do harm. We need to weigh up the risks versus the benefits. What is right for one person...

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  • From Victoria

    Just had a prompt form the Patient Summary folks saying the forum has been quiet.  Trust that is good news. Well, four and a bit months off AA and with the few days of relatively Springish weather (that in the UK Anhaga), was thinking the long winter might have been a mini SAD episode.  I'm...

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  • Victoria - Update - Some News

    I hope everyone is doing the best they can. Wrenched my back again, shifting sofa so I could change the throws, tunr the cushions etc.  Good job, but lower back didn't like it!  Not as bad as last time, but hot water bottle in order. Met up with a family friend, I went to her house, she...

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  • PMR and vitamin d deficiency

    i have been diagnose with the above after having painful legs etc. I am on 15mg of prednisolone and also alendronic acid. I had a call from my doctor saying I should go to the dentist before taking any more. I started to look into side effects and am now worried about taking it. I have not had a bone...

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  • Sore throat, congestion, tinnitus for 4 weeks on alendronate

    I've been on alendronate for osteoporosis for 8 weeks now -- about 4 weeks ago I started with a stuffy nose, sore throat, shakiness and figured I had the flu.  But the sore throat and stuffy nose and some tinnitus has now been going on for 4 weeks -- it could just be a long running cold but...

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