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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
11/9/2007 9:55:31 PM

Reviewer: pain, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
tOOK THIS DRUG FOR 14 MONTHS, UNBELIEVABLE THE AWFUL SIDE EFFECTS IT HAD ON ME , ITCHY EYES FOR MONTHS, SINUSES SWELLING, CONSTIPATION,JOINT PAIN AND SWELLING, NUMBNESS OF FACE AND LEGS, COULD NOT SWALLOW WITH MAKING SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO SWALLOW MY OWN SILAVA , EXCRUCIATING FACIAL PAIN. BONE DEATH OF THE JAW, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST WOKE UP ONE MORNING TO FIND MYSELF COMPLETELY PARALYZED FROM NECK D ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/22/2007 9:44:01 AM

Reviewer: MsDish, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After about 3 months on this medication experienced SEVERE joint pain. Couldn't even bend over to put leash on the dog. This is the only med I take, so stopped it. Took about two months to return to exercise and feeling "normal" again. This side effect is listed in very small print. Recommend reading "The Myth of Osteoporosis" by Gillian Sanson. Medication is not the answer ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/17/2007 10:29:53 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Since taking Fosamax I have noticed a slight congestion in my sinuses and throat. I have heard this can be caused by the medication. Is this true>

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/15/2007 2:42:14 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/7/2007 11:42:57 AM

Reviewer: ahw, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It's too easy to forget by taking it only once a week. All that mess about not eating or lying down for "30 minutes, preferably 1 to 2 hours" after taking it means that if you forget and drink coffee and take other meds, you have to put off taking it until the next day, when you might forget again. I liked Evista better. Take it once a day and forget it.

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