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Topic: Actonel

Forum: Bone Health and Bone Loss —

Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong

Posted on: Jul 9, 2011 12:08PM

pil wrote:

my oncologist did a bone dexa bone scan and I have osteopena in my left upper neck of my femor and spine L-1 - L4.

Up until 2 years ago I was on fosomax and finally just stopped it after my jaw hurt constantly and developed reflux from the drug.  

 I purchased the actonel but since researched it and have decided to not take it.

 I am of the thinking a lot of drugs are created for big money and so I am using my common sense and hope I am right.  My program will consist of exercise, healthy eating and oral calcium and D supplement.

 Anyone here feel the same way?

 My Mom has been on fosamax for years and have since lost 10 inches and hurts all the time.  I do not know if fosamax did this but I bet it hurt her more than helped.  She is 87 and still on it.  She is not well at all.

Diagnosis: Diagnosis: 5/2/2011, 1-1.9cm-Papillary Carcinoma - Grade 1 - 5/25/11 Lumpectomy, removed 6 nodes. Clear Margins 5 Years of Aromasin therapy. Dx 5/2/2011, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 11, 2011 08:17AM Heidihill wrote:

It is certainly possible to strengthen your bones without bisphosphonates. Weight-bearing exercise would have to be part of your program. I lift weights daily, but 2-3 times a week would be better to begin with.

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/25/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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