Fosamax - is it safe? Should I take it?
Monday, October 11, 2010
I just had the results of my recent bone density test and my doctor says he wants me to go on Fosamax. I am not too happy about this since I exercise six days a week, get plenty of calcium in my diet and also take calcium supplements.
My biggest worry is the side effects - everything I am reading about this drug scares me to bits and a colleague had major reactions when she took it (she stopped after two doses).
I am going to seek a second opinion from my gynie who will also have received the results of the test - I get Deprovera shots for contraception and these can lead to thinning of the bones so we were already considering a change there. And she is so lovely - I hope she can set my mind at rest.
I am also going on vacation to the UK in 5 days so I won't start taking it yet anyway as I don't want to be away and experience problems, but if there is anyone out there who has experience of Fosamax (good or bad) I would be very grateful to hear it.