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Reclast for Premenopausal Women
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momofteenboys posted:
I am a 44 year old that was diagnosed with osteopenia/osteoporosis at 30. It was determined that this was idiopathic and I have been tested for numerous other issues, but no underlying cause has been found. I was on Fosamax for 8 years and discontinued use two years ago. My spine has been stable for several years, but my hip showed a decrease of 4.6% from the DEXA in 2011 to the DEXA in 2012. My current BMD for the hip is .772 with a T Score of -1.9 and a Z Score of -1.6. My doctor has recommended Reclast. I had some stomach irritation with Fosamax. Does this seem extreme? Are there premenopausal women that have taken Reclast? If so, with what side effects or results?

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bonebabe responded:
If you're postmenopausal or totally done with childbearing, there's no glaring reason you can't take Reclast. The emphasis on premenopausal women is because the effects on pregnancy aren't known.

A 4.6% decrease in one year is cause for concern. Normally testing is done every two years because bone is slow to respond to change. A decrease like that in only one year certainly warrants a medication, even though your score in itself isn't alarming.

Make sure you get your 1200 mg of calcium with the Reclast or it won't maximize its effectiveness. Also get in 1000 IU of Vit D.


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