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    Side effect of STOPPING Fosamax
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    sarasaraff posted:
    I took 8 weeks of fosamax and weeks 6 and 7 had too many side effects
    * constipation [3-4 days at a time>
    * gas
    * bloating
    * abdominal pain to pressure

    Talked with MD and refused to refill prescription. 7-10 days after stopping I have been PLAGUED with diarrhea several times a day with the gas.

    My Endocrinologist states she has never heard of side effects like this happening when STOPPING.

    I am taking otc anti-diarrheal meds daily and am miserable
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    sarasaraff responded:
    Just as an add on...

    I have hyperparathyroidism with a suspected tumor. Had one of these little beauties removed in 2009. The Fosamax was suggested as a way to fool the tumor and stop the calcium being taken from the bones on directive of the affected parathyroid. I think having the surgery to remove this is a better option.
     
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    bonebabe responded:
    This sounds more like side effects of calcium than Fosamax. Never heard of anybody on bisphosphonates having this. But many people taking calcium supplements do.
     
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    sarasaraff replied to bonebabe's response:
    The only supplement being taken is Vit D3 1000 IU per day.

    I was absolutely normal before taking Fosamax. Now I've gone from constipation to diarrhea.

    ...and yes, high blood calcium is a sign of hyperparathyroidism
     
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    bonebabe replied to sarasaraff's response:
    If you were normal, why take the Fosamax in the first place?
    Hyperparathyroidism is a huge risk factor for osteoporosis.
     
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    sarasaraff replied to bonebabe's response:
    What was 'NORMAL' were my bodily FUNCTIONS. before Fosamax.

    During the usage, I acquired most of the side effects listed in the disclosure, including horrid CONSTIPATION

    AFTER the usage, instead of constipation....
    it turned to SEVERE DIARRHEA

    The drug was a suggestion of the endocrinologist to avoid ANOTHER parathyroid surgery


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