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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
7/20/2015 3:39:11 PM

Reviewer: Pam, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband and I go for long walks several times a week. Suddenly two months into taking Fosamax I was walking our usual route and got severe leg cramps in my Quads. As I was not taking anything else I went to my pharmacy and the lady pharmacist on duty told me that she would never ever take that drug and told me to look up the side effects. So, here I am. Although I quit taking the drug mont ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
5/16/2015 12:32:35 PM

Reviewer: Phyllis palmers, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My bones have incresed in density but my teeth have started to just break no cavities teeth seemed to be healthy they just started to break off at the gums I have had 4 break. I'm very disappointed in the med.i have been on the med for about 10 years.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
12/9/2014 11:26:50 AM

Reviewer: mare, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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I took my first dose, and hours later it hit me like a ton of brick. It was like the flu but times that by 5....bones hurt so bad, chills,burining in my stomach, diarreah. so weak for a few days after. not taking this again

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
9/3/2014 12:32:00 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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This medication was a nightmare--caused terrible stomach problems--resulting in a huge ulcer--meds wouldn't help and I had to have stomach surgery to remove that portion that was ulcerated.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
8/19/2014 9:50:16 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i have only been taking for 6 weeks after having a Dexascan which showed osteoporosis after Prednisone therapy for a bad back. I have begun to experience sharp pains in my r bicep and the muscles of my hands. I am 66 Could this just be a coincidence? I am in good shape and enjoy exercising which i have curtailed since experiencing this pain

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