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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
5/27/2015 8:23:39 AM

Reviewer: Alison , 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

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Current Rating: 1

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I am extremely pissed that my doctor prescribed this medicine to me. I've been on it for 9 months and ever since, I've had stomach issues and a stiff and painful neck. I've been to all sorts of doctors and spent thousands of dollars trying to figure out what was wrong with me. No one seems to know! All my x-rays and blood tests are normal. I asked my primary doctor if the medicine ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
3/30/2015 10:15:55 AM

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

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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After taking Boniva for over 5 years, I developed bilateral femur fractures with surgical repair. DEXA scores look better because old bone is kept and new bone cannot form. Bone becomes brittle and breaks. The side effects of this medication are devastating.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
3/6/2015 9:46:50 PM

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

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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After taking this ended up in the er for chest pain the dr said was not my heart so I just looked up the reviews and cannot believe what I am reading I believe it is the medicine also I am having flu like system stomach cramps and diarrhea will not take again this is the second month

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
11/8/2014 10:07:47 PM

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

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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I took my first pill this week.I have stomach pain.My bones and joints hurt so bad.Feels like the flu.I just want to lay.I could not gone to the bathroom.Had to take something I never have that problem.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/13/2014 3:53:27 PM

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

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Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

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Current Rating: 1

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I am following up with my 8/22/2014 entry. I appears that the Boniva was very likely the cause of my leg and hand swelling symptoms, as per the physician who prescribed it for me. I have been off the medication since June, and no longer have problems with feet and hand swelling. I was officially diagnosed with severe carpal tunnel syndrome. All other lab testing has come back normal. Needless to s ... Show Full Comment

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