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Osteoporosis Drugs

Osteoporosis Drugs

Dx 2018. Last Oct 2021 had a compression fracture.
At this point need to make decisions about med for bone density.
One mentioned by endocrinologist was a shot once a year.
Or pills taken once a month or week.
The risk are disturbing yet I am now a hunchback from spine compression and lost about 2 inches. Anyone have have experience with once a year shot? TY

A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member: I do an infusion every 6 months (Zometa). So far so good - my bones have actually improved from osteopenia back to normal. For a couple of days after the infusion I had some achiness and crazy chills, but then was fine. No other issues. I have my next infusion next week.

posted 14 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I have osteoporosis in my left arm and doctor wants me to get a reclast infusion one a year for 3 years. Im too afraid after reading all the side affects. She keeps pushing it saying I may not have severe side affects but with my luck I probabky would.

posted 14 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member: you are not in any way, shape or form a "freak"!! You are an amazing, resilient unicorn that this world is beyond lucky to have in it. Start treating yourself with the same kindness and love you know you would show another woman in your same position- because you deserve nothing less! πŸ¦„πŸ’•

posted 14 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I have osteopenia. Was diagnosed before cancer. I work out every day with strength training because I know the Exemestane just makes osteoporosis more of a probability. 7 years to date, 2 since chemo, radiation, herceptin and start of Exemestane. So far, so good 🀞For me, the workouts are a necessity for another reason... they erase the gloomy thoughts and make me feel strong and in control. It is the only control I seem to have these days! My physical therapist is astounded by fact that I did this and PT all the way through chemo. It was what, along with PT and Massage Therapy, kept me going to get through it. I will fight osteoporosis as hard as I can as long as I can, but when I am offered anything other than calcium, I will take it happily. It will keep me on my Total Gym. There is not a med I have ever taken that did not give me damn side effects, but I will try them at least. Good luck and here's hoping it is smooth traveling for you from now on!

posted 4 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thank you

posted 13 days ago
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