Evista for osteopenia

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My doctor prescribed Fosamax for osteopenia. I took the stuff for about 6 years, and each of my bone density test results were a little worse than the previous one. Recently I learned that many women who took this medication for as long as I did got femur fractures as a result. When a doctor on ABC national news suggested that women stop taking it after 5 years, I made an appointment with my doctor to discuss stopping this med. My doctor agreed, but now suggests that I take Evista.
I am no longer taking Evista, but while doing some research to see if I wanted to go back on it for my osteopenia, I found some references to a correlation between Evista and ovarian cancer and wondered if that could have had a bearing on my case. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/395649'>Evista and Ovarian Cancer</a>.
Since you're not a big fan of meds, accupuncture definitely could be something to try. A study presented to the 2008 annual meeting of the American Soc. for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology reported that in a comparison study, in BC patients, of accupuncture to Effexor, accupuncture was rated as effective as Effexor, with no side effects, and provided additional benefits such as an increased sense of wellbeing and more energy.
If your gyn onc feels it is reasonable for you to try estrogen replacement, you should consider it. Other options for the treatment of bone loss include bisphosphonates (such as alendronate (fosamax)), calcitonin (miacalcin), or Raloxifene (evista). I do not know if these other agents will relieve bone pain but they are definitely associated with the improvement of osteoporosis and the prevention of progressive bone loss.
I also tried Boniva for two months and got terrible vertigo. Since my T score is going down, I am going to try Evista.
He also said an oncologist would later discuss prophylactic treatment with tamoxifen or evista (I have osteopenia, and he said evista can be beneficial for that). I am very frightened and anxious. Seventeen years ago I had a benign lump removed in the other breast. Two years ago I had emergency surgery for a retinal detachment and have only just now come to terms with my altered vision the various complications from the detachment.
she is taking Calcium tablets daily. and doctor prescribed Evista for her. she strated taking Evista but this medicine had some serious side affects on her; specially she felt some kind of pressure and pain in her jaw and teeth. so after she stopped taking them; the problems disappeared. but now the question is what other drugs can she take without affecting her jaw & teeth?
If you don't have true osteoporosis, and you are headed in that direction (osteopenia), then estrogen (or Evista) therapy is more appropriate for prevention, than the addition of Fosamax. At the point of osteopenia, Fosamax may be used at reduced doses for prevention of the progression to osteoporosis.
18 months ago I was a normal woman who had a mammogram every year and a pap smear and a dexa scan for bone density.Well, we know that now I have stage IV ovarian cancer... so My oncologist has me have a chest xray every 6 months and a mammogram every 6 months as part of my care... This last visit she wanted me to have a dexa scan..
I have been looking everywhere for an answer, maybe someone here can. About 1 year ago I began having pain in my right upper arm, between the shoulder and elbow, about mid arm where the biceps brachii muscle or brachialis muscle is. I went to my Primary Physician who said it was a torn brachialis muscle. Since I was working at a 2nd job, I thought it might be job related so I went through the whole Workman's Comp issue.
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