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Alendronic Acid

Post by mel123 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:07 pm

Hi 

Does anyone take Alendronic Acid 70mg per week? I`ve been prescribed these by the Endo but not started taking them yet as wanting for my GP to write a prescription.  

I`ve always been very healthy until the end of last year, so its a shock to the system and a learning curve getting use to all these appointments, drugs, different consultant, different hospital departments which I didn't know existed and I`m sitting here typing with a 24 hour ECG monitor attached.   scratch 

Hope the sunshine is helping with the bone pains for everyone on here!  sunny 


Thanks 

Mel

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Re: Alendronic Acid

Post by pilipala on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:30 pm

Hi Mel,

I have no experience of taking Alendronic Acid but my understanding is that it's just another name for Fosamax which is to treat osteoporosis. 

If you do have pHPT it will not help your osteoporosis since over time your raised PHT levels will continue to weaken your bones. This can only be corrected by treating the cause (parathyroid) rather than the symptoms (bone loss).

I'm not a doctor, but since joining the pHPT rollercoaster ride, I have little faith in our consultants knowledge of this area of medicine either so I'd definitely recommend reading up on fosamax and asking a lot of questions regarding your other symptoms before you decide.

Hope your ECG helps you get closer to a clear diagnosis.

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Re: Alendronic Acid

Post by Hadleigh on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:43 pm

Mel are you taking it because you have full blown osteoporosis? 

Looking at the patient info on A acid it could have some unpleasant side effects so I guess you have to decide if you really need it and want to try it and as Dee says if the cause isn't sorted will it do anything for you.

I think you do need to read up on it and talk to your GP as well. 

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Re: Alendronic Acid

Post by Tigerlily on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:26 pm

http://www.patient.co.uk/medicine/alendronic-acid-for-osteoporosis-Fosamax

This site usually has good info, Mel. Note all the cautions they give.

Also check out www.parathyroid.com and put bisphosphonates into the search box.

Love from Tigerlily xx

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Re: Alendronic Acid

Post by Hadleigh on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:32 pm

Just read your other post Mel. I also have osteopenia in my spine but was told they wouldn't treat it with anything while i still have hpth.

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Re: Alendronic Acid

Post by mel123 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:40 pm

Hi thanks for all your replies.

I think the endo has prescribed it because of the osteopenia ans I take Prednisolone for ulcerative colitis, which can thin your bones.  

I have read the links Tigerlily thank you and I will be speaking to my GP.  

Thanks again

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Re: Alendronic Acid

Post by Little Audrey on Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:23 am

I can't help you with this, Mel. I never had osteopenia. Sorry to hear about the colitis too. That is no picnic! Oh, why do we all have to have so darned many problems?!!

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