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    An_249776 posted:
    I took fosamax, actonel and boniva - all of which caused severe gastrointestinal problems and severe heartburn - I had to have a scope up and done to fingure out what was going on and it was determined I could not take any oral meds any more. For two years I was on a self-administered injection of Forteo (you can only take it 2 years) and it took me back into osteopenia and improved my T scores. I have been off of that now for over 2 years and take Calcium and Vitamin D daily - 1600 of calcium and 1000 of Vit D and my last bone scan in November 2011 did not show any loss of bone.
    bonebabe responded:
    That's terrific news. Do keep in mind, though, that you can still fracture with osteopenia. In fact, more people with osteopenia fracture than do people with osteoporosis! It's important that you protect and strengthen the new bone generated by the Forteo. Unfortunately gastro side effects are very common with the oral drugs - that's why many of our patients choose to take the annual Reclast infusion. Talk with your doctor about it.

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