Fosamax Side Effects

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  1. link Cjpope
    Fosamax strong glasses, eye specialist, eye problems, fosamx, night lights
    My husband was on Fosamax for only 6 weeks when he began to have headaches and to see double. He immediately went to an eye specialist and needed strong glasses. He had never worn glasses before. The night lights still effect him. I was told by a nur - 33% more...
    Cjpope- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Fosamax
  2. link Grandma3
    Sorry about your husbands eye problems. I am 62 and have never had an eye problem. I have been on Alendronate (Fosamax) for 5 1/2 months. After the 5 1/2 months I developed blurred vision in my right eye, thought I was just getting older. Then a week - 52% more...
    Grandma3- over a year ago
  3. link Drmom
    Fosamax acute liver failure, liver biopsy, osteoporosis prevention, high cholesterol, sudden onset
    I think Fosamax KILLED MY MOTHER. My mon was previously healthy with no known medical problems. No hypertension, no high cholesterol, no diabetes...nothing. She was taking Fosamax for osteoporosis prevention. She developed an acute liver failure. The - 63% more...
    Drmom- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Fosamax
  4. link Jim888
    I'm so sorry for the lost of your mother. Your mom's liver haven't survived the harmful residues from the drug that's why her liver bleeds. Have you ask your mom's physician about her case?
    Jim888- over a year ago
  5. link Anns424
    I suspect that Fosamax may have caused the death of a dearly loved Aunt. She never had significant health problems and at 82, was very active every day. After taking Fosamax as a preventive medication for a few years, her spleen suddenly went haywire - 73% more...
    Anns424- over a year ago
  6. link Spalgay
    Fosamax avascular necrosis, ayurvedic medicines, gap, femur head, alendronate
    I was advised to take Osteophos (Sodium Alendronate) 10Mg. in the morning as I was diagnosed having avascular necrosis of left femur head. I started feeling pain and soreness in my legs. I was taking some ayurvedic medicines also. I could not find ou - 78% more...
    Spalgay- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Fosamax
  7. link Clab
    Can you tell me which ayurvedic medicines helped you with your pain? Thanks.
    Clab- over a year ago
  8. link Nancy111
    side effect duration
    After stopping Fosamax, how long does it stay in one's system and how long do the side effects last?
    Nancy111- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Fosamax
  9. link Clab
    I have read that although Fosamax stays in your body for many years, that it stays in your bloodstream for about 3 months. I am interested in knowing when the side effects go away and am currently experiencing knee lock and painful feet and have been - 28% more...
    Clab- over a year ago
  10. link Winter
    Fosamax fosomax, horrible pain, extreme pain, gynecologist, muscle pain
    Have been taking Fosamax for 2 years until stopping 5 weeks ago at the advice of my gynecologist. It never occurred to me to associate my joint and muscle pain to this medication, it felt like I had generalized arthritis. I started to get informed on - 66% more...
    Winter- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Fosamax
  11. link Clab
    To A.R.: I am wondering if you pains have resolved. I recently quit taking fosamax after a one month regimin, and understand your pain. I have been off of it for almost 1 month, but still have locked knees and painful feet --so much so that I can't g - 41% more...
    Clab- over a year ago
  12. link Iowacarguy
    A year of eye problems from fosamax
    A year ago I took a fosamax pill and the next day my shoulder hurt. The next week I took another pill. The next day all of my joints hurt. I could hardly walk to stand up. I still did't know what was causing my problems. After a week or two my eyes g - 66% more...
    Iowacarguy- over a year ago - in Fosamax
  13. link Karenlp
    Fosamax hip pain, left leg, abduction, arthritis, left hip
    I have had serious hip pain, especially when extending my left hip, and even worse with abduction of my left leg. I had absoluetly no pain before taking Fosamax. My doctor insists, the pain is only arthritis, and had nothing to do with the Fosamax.
    Karenlp- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Fosamax
  14. link Jmlogg
    I also have hip problems that started after I started on fosamax. I was told it is inflamation in the joint and to take IBPro. twice a day with a meal. Some times it helps most of the time it either doesn't after a weeks worth or it may stop for a we - 28% more...
    Jmlogg- over a year ago
  15. link Barb2towell
    Skin reactions
    I have been on Fosamax about 6 years. In the years since I began taking it I have had dry skin thought psoriasis, outbreaks of pimple type bumps on the neck, dry skin, and a rash from the knee to the ankle on both legs. The intensity of the redness v - 65% more...
    Barb2towell- over a year ago - in Fosamax
  16. link Csutton
    Fosamax constant diarrhea, reading glasses, vision problems, peeling, nails
    I was recently prescribed Fosamax. After taking only 5 doses I have lost more than a 3rd of my hair, have vision problems requiring reading glasses, constant diarrhea, brittle, peeling, soft nails and pain.
    Csutton- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Fosamax
  17. link Ruralex
    You need to read the book "The Myth of Osteoporosis" by Gillian Sanson. I wouldn't take any of those meds. They are very dangerous and can cause necrosis of the jawbone and possible femur fractures. Bad stuff :-( Do some research and be sur - 15% more...
    Ruralex- over a year ago
  18. link Kathtycc1
    Fosamax pain in left leg, jaw bone, chest pains, knee pain, dentist
    I have knee pain in left leg when going up and down stairs after two years of taking this drug,. I choke when I eat at lunch and dinner and when I drink. My feet have been hurting and never had that symptom until recently I walk everyday, I have had - 53% more...
    Kathtycc1- over a year ago - in Fosamax
  19. link Marieharv
    Fosamax occasional bouts, stress fracture, shoulder syndrome, side effects of drugs, effects of drugs
    Started taking 5 months ago and started to experience severe hair loss 6 weeks ago. Also had what my orthopedic surgeon told me was frozen shoulder syndrome. Underwent 4 weeks of physical therapy which helped my shoulder but I still get occasional bo - 64% more...
    Marieharv- over a year ago - in Fosamax
  20. link Deeannbeck
    Fosamax state of panic, shoulder pain, premarin, curly hair, hysterectomy
    I have been on fosamax for about three months. All of a sudden I noticed my hair falling out. I had very thick curly hair, and now I fear that it will all go away. I am in a state of panic right now. I am wondering how much hair will I be left with, - 68% more...
    Deeannbeck- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Fosamax
  21. link Jjurkowski
    I had hair loss, stopped fosamax and three weeks later my hair stopped falling out. Since that time (two years) much of my hair has grown back; however, it is still thinner than it use to be and on some days there is more hair lost than usual.
    Jjurkowski- over a year ago
  22. link Scarlett67
    Fosamax muscle cramps, muscle pain, shins, ankles, march 1
    I have been on Fosamax since March 1, 2010. I am now experiencing muscle cramps in my fingers, ankles and shins. Is this the muscle pain people speak about?
    Scarlett67- over a year ago - in Fosamax
  23. link Ldyjanern
    Fosamax d lab, osteopenia, registered nurse, bone pain, rib cage
    I am a 56 y/o female who started on Fosamax last Sunday. I have a dx of osteopenia. I followed the directions of taking pill with full glass of water and remained upright for 30 minutes before having anything to eat. I was fine on Sunday but on Monda - 83% more...
    Ldyjanern- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Fosamax
  24. link Jpaintingdj
    I took Fosamax for one month with similar side effects, not as severe as your though the first week, so I continued. I am a full time student, all of a sudden I just wanted to sleep all the time, and bone pain in my feet, then memory trouble. Thought - 50% more...
    Jpaintingdj- over a year ago
  25. link Dakotamoon
    Fosamax causes of jaw pain, side effects of fosamax, headaches and dizziness, strange sensations, water pill
    My GYN prescribed fosamax 5 months ago due to my bone scans over the past few years continuing to show bone loss. I am 62, very active, play tennis several times a week, very healthy and happy. For the last month I have experienced jaw pain, strange - 79% more...
    Dakotamoon- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Fosamax
  26. link Juliethemaid
    I was given Fosomax about 4 months ago for early stages of Osteo. I just read your symptoms and thought it was coming from a Blood Pressure pill or my lowered thyroid med. I stopped the BP pill as I feel I can naturally relieve stress which is causin - 60% more...
    Juliethemaid- over a year ago
  27. link Propsguy
    these osteoporosis drugs can cause permanent destruction of the jaw and your jaw pain was probably a warning. i love that your doctor wanted to give you yet another pill to help you control your nerves when what you were feeling was the very justifie - 50% more...
    Propsguy- over a year ago
  28. link Kristinehasto
    Fosamax kidney function, joint pain, hips, good luck, dairy myth
    I have been taking Fosamax for over five years, once weekly. Just recently, I have had very achy hips and joint pain. I also bruise terribly and it seems to be mostly on my bony hands. I am very small boned and was so afraid that I would break a bone - 52% more...
    Kristinehasto- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Fosamax
  29. link Propsguy
    there is a huge problem with all these bone loss drugs. your skeleton has basically two processes- old bone is always being lost and new bone is always being built to replace it. so your skeleton is always relatively "young." as you get old - 76% more...
    Propsguy- over a year ago
  30. link Haywired
    seven years
    After seven years of taking Fosamax, my wife had a bone density scan, only to learn she had a 15% LOSS in density. How could it be? Has it happened before? Could there be a mistake with the scan?
    Haywired- over a year ago - in Fosamax
  31. link Gail1234
    Fosamax massage therapists, neck collar, spending my time, osteopenia, collar bone
    At 54 years of age I took Fosamax for 4 months (one tab, once a week, 70 Mg) after being diagnosed with osteopenia and osteoarthritis in the spine. I had felt the effects of the osteoarthritis which were annoying but not severe and was handled with a - 75% more...
    Gail1234- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Fosamax
  32. link Propsguy
    ruralex, i couldn't have said it better. if you don't get tested you won't know, you won't worry about nothing and you won't take drugs that will give you something to worry about
    Propsguy- over a year ago
  33. link Ruralex
    I think it takes quite a while for Fosamax and other bisphosphonates to get out of your system. Ostopenia is not a disease. It's a "made-up" term to describe how your bones compare to an "average" 20 or so year old's bones. You ma - 41% more...
    Ruralex- over a year ago