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    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    1/9/2019 8:49:27 AM

    Reviewer: Susan, 55-64 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

    Comment:
    I am posting a review again at day 28 after taking one (1) Fosamax pill. The stabbing pains in my foot and knee are intense and have not subsided. My bones and joints ache like I've never felt before. I see my Dr tomorrow to determine what damage this pill has caused to my bones and joints and my body in general. I beg you not to take this pill. I am a very healthy 59 yr old woman who is extre ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    12/29/2018 6:54:48 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I reviewed this horrible drug recently on Webmd and am now posting the fact that it's been 17 days since I took one (1) Fosamax pill and I am still experiencing intense bone pain in my right knee and left foot. There is hard swelling in my foot as if bone grew in one spot overnight. Every step I take is painful. Ibuprofen does not dull the pain. The pain has not diminished in 17 days. DO NOT T ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    12/19/2018 8:39:21 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I'm a 59 yr old female. After taking the first (and only) Fosamax pill I got intense bone pain in my right knee the following day. Two days after my left foot had stabbing pains when I walked. Now, every step I take is incredibly painful now. I walk 4 miles a day and all of a sudden the day after taking the first Fosamax pill I could barely walk. Getting out of bed in the morning is extremely ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    12/6/2018 9:37:27 PM

    Reviewer: speedway612, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I took this drug once, five days later I ended up in the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. On a scale of 1-10 I was a 10+ every test that was performed came back negative. even morphine did not help me at first. I was eventfully admitted to the hospital while being pumped full of morphine to ease the pain. Oh I forgot to mentioned my blood pressure was 227/117 in the ER that's how ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    11/1/2018 7:19:16 PM

    Reviewer: FREE AT LAST, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    HAVE BEEN ON THIS DRUG FOR A YEAR. BONE DENSITY WENT DOWN. SO SWITCHED TO BONE SUPPORT FROM HEALTH FOOD STORE. CALCIUM FROM ALGAE NOT STONE. HANDS STOPPED HURTING, SHOULDER STOPPED HURTING AND HIP STOPPED HURTING. 2 PILLS AFTER EACH MEAL. WILL KNOW TRUE HELP WHEN I TAKE BONE DENSITY NEXT MARCH.

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