I just received the results of a bone density scan. The results shown that I have osteoporosis at 59 years old. My doctor would like me to begin injections every 6 months to improve my bone density along with a daily yogurt and well absorbing calcium supplements. I had 4 rounds of chemo that ended in April and began a daily Lexitrole pilli immediately after.
Has anyone experienced accelerated bone loss after chemo and during estrogen reducing… read more
My Doctor went with Reclass. Given once a year. Had my first shot 11/28/19.
No real side effects.
Karen Mason, you may have osteocronosis of the jaw, like me. Your oncologist was supposed to warn you to have all dental work done BEFORE taking anything like Fosamax, Zometa, Xgeva.. (bone builders) I am going to UCLA for it now. Hope you don't have it.
My bone scan showed I had Osterprosis and I took Prolia injections for 2 years 4 injections (1 every 6 months). Had another dexescan and showed it upgraded to Ostepenia which is better. But I had terrible joint pain everywhere. I decided to stop taking it. Will have another scan next spring. I take calcium supplement now. Shots cost around $2600.00. I am now having a lot of teeth problems. Two years ago had 2 implants. Now another tooth had broken beyond repair and a crown had cracked that had root canal. Looking for implants next week on these two.. I feel like I am a losing battle for healthy bones ever again. But I am happy to celebrate 9 years of life since cancer!
So glad you took of the Dentist. I did not and now I am having problems. I did not a full understanding of the importance of Dental work before my infusion.