Taking Arimidex without Prolia or Other Bone Medication
Now post-surgery and radiation, I'm starting hormone treatment in a few weeks. I had a fairly early menopause, am thin and fair and avoid the sun due to previous skin cancers, and was diagnosed with osteoporosis 3 years ago. At that time, I didn't follow the bone doctor's advice to start immediately on a bone-building medication. Now the MO is prescribing Prolia along with the Arimidex. and while I fully understand what Arimidex does to the bones, I still hope to avoid the bone drugs. My recent bone scan results show no change -- good or bad -- in density over the last 3 years. I hope to follow a strict exercise, diet and supplement regimen.
The bone-necrosis danger scares me a lot -- my dentist has seen quite a bit of it -- and I've read a lot about how Prolia and the other drugs maintain old, weak, unhealthy bone. So even if the density improves, there's still the danger of sudden, severe fracture.
Has anyone managed to take Arimidex or another AI without taking a bone medication?