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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
1/16/2011 10:28:49 PM

Reviewer: kanga66, 35-44 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My mother has been taking Boniva for several years now. Before she left for Florida in December, she had a calcium check at my urging. It came back that her calcium was low even with the Boniva. My calcium came back low also (it was 8.1) and my doctor recommended that I take a Tums with every meal. After just over 2 weeks, I had my calcium re-checked and it was up to 9.5. When my mom told me the r ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
1/2/2011 9:19:50 PM

Reviewer: Veronica, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I did not have any ill effects from the boniva injectable, but after taking it 3 years showed dramatic bone loss in the hip. I was told by the Dr. that Boniva does not work on the hip area. He wants to put me on the once a year Reclast injection. The reviews on that scared me, and I havent taken it as yet.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
11/29/2010 6:35:06 PM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had 3 Boniva injections over a nine month period.The first one was tolerable with perhaps some achy muscles for a brief time. On the second one, shortly after the injection I felt a tremendous pressure rapidly spreading over the chest cavity. It lasted maybe 10 minutes. The doctor dismissed my reaction saying there was no connection to the injection. The third time I had the exact same reacti ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
9/26/2010 9:57:21 PM

Reviewer: Queen, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had my first and last Boniva IV on Sept. 23, 2010. I was told I may have flu like symptoms for 3-5 days. Well, 24 hours later I had such joint pain I could not even walk. My neck, back, chest, knees hurt so badly. I I had trouble sleeping with pain every time I attempted to move. It even hurt to breathe and I felt like something was sitting of my chest. We called the Dr. and he said this will ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
6/20/2010 12:41:09 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Good morning, Been in Bed for a week flu like feelings since iv, Im hopeful have pain meds from Doc, I also have Fiberomaligia ( Lyrica and Symbatlta in short term doses really help fibro I swear for me it was god allful none stop pain before in shoulder blade), Osteo score 2.4 ,Arthritis in c4-5-6 in neck ,Crohns Colitis, Asthma. BLA BLA you get the Idea.lol.. cramps and weakness are bothersome ... Show Full Comment

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