Fosamax and heart disease

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Avatar f tn My PCP suggested I start Fosamax, which I did, I've taken 6 doses in a once weekly regime and now my ALT is 105 and AST is 54. I'd appreciate any feedback regarding elevated LFT's and Fosamax, thanks.
Avatar n tn I have Addisons and Graves disease and I also suffer bone, muscle and tendon pain. If she is on cortisone for the Addisons she may be developing osteoporosis. I have and I have broken several bones.
Avatar n tn Hi, Although its well known that its an autosomal dominant as well as a sporadic type of disease, BUt I always cast adoupt on a diagnosis of a rare disease like this esp if only one member of the faily is affected (keepin in mind that ~40-50% could be asymptomatic and I also know about the degree of penetrance of an autosomal disease could vary from one generation to another in a family)...but has other causes of calcification was ruled out by an endocrinologist?
Avatar n tn then on the second day i had one of these flutters in the middle of a phone call and i freaked out and hung up. i told my boss i have heart probs and i left. he said i could make it up if i had a dr excuse..but since i owe so much i gotta pay 100 down before i can even get seen..and i cant afford that. so he said "if you dont have a dr excuse dont bother showing up" and i said "are you gonna give me 100 bucks so i can be seen?" and that was pretty much it.
1344197 tn?1392822771 Studies have yielded conflicting results about their use, with some observational studies suggesting that high calcium intake is protective against vascular disease, and others showing that calcium supplements speed vascular calcification and increase mortality in patients with kidney failure and increase cardiovascular events and MI in women.
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Avatar n tn I too lost an inch and have swiss cheese for bones. I take the Fosamax w/D and am now on estradiol. I was on evista but the sweats got to the point I was sleeping with towels wrapped around me to stop the streams of sweat running over me. I do need to do the weight baring exercise though. Need to get off my behind and get going. I will take your advice to heart.
1569985 tn?1328251082 I am on my bandwagon - Horrid arrhythmia and epigastric pressure for 2+ years diagnosed as non-acid reflux GERD - no heart disease and endoscopy showed no problems - I searched for causes of reflux pain and discovered that ambien use produces the exact symptoms.... after 2 days after stopping ambien the reflux and arrhythmia were gone... not even the doctors would have guessed. review your medications - it may not be what you think.
Avatar f tn I have myofascial pain as well and osteophytes. I'm sorry about the fractures. Can you take fosamax? I'm glad the epidural block helped so much. PT just damaged me more. Accuputure didn't help much. I understand you wanting to help yourself . I can't get dressed on my own yet and have no pain meds. I was on many things and really bad reaction to them . I have to ask my husband for help all the time and he is tired. I sympathize with you and hope you can pull out of this.
Avatar n tn I have three darling kids - 6, 3, and one and am having definite bulbar symptoms- slurred speech and swallowing. I'm only 31 and my heart is completely broken. If you are just twitching you are fine. I know how it feels to be where you are with thinking about the kids and not seeing them grow up. It really helps to go on medications for prozac. I found that the meds help me cope with the situation better.
Avatar m tn I have no family history of this disease either. Boniva and fossamax treat hip and spine , Atinol and the IV once a year drug treats all the bones in the body. My choices are slim. I take calcium/magnesium/boron supplement plus D3 ( 4000ui daily) == I get in the sunlight now at least 20 min daily and to heck with UV protection,, my body NEEDs the exposure so it can make the D3 on its own. I wish I had an answer for you. I wish someone had a better answer for me!
Avatar n tn Of course, the study with the combination of Premarin and progesterone was halted after researchers found a higher risk of heart disease. But the other studies on other estrogen were not halted because there wasn't that finding. So it could be something to consider. Just know that many doctors are skiddish about prescribing it. I wear the estrogen patch because it bypasses the liver and is safer. I was a mess before I went on to estrogen. It has been worth everything for me.
148354 tn?1211237506 please go online for more symptoms. thyroid disease is soooo prevalent and the cause for a myriad of diseases, including heart disease and breast and reproductive cancers. i'm amazed how it's the one test doctor's don't think to give first. and make sure your doctor checks for your free t-3, free t-4, and antibodies test, along with their standard tsh test. traditional doctors will claim these tests are non-existent but these tests are needed to make a conclusive diagnosis. another thing....
Avatar m tn It doesn’t make any deference what I sit on I’ve tried every surface you can think of. In March I went to Chiropractor Dr. Rifkin had lower spine x-rayed and 12 adjustments with no help. Went to Dr Malik a cardiologist had EKG, Stress test, CT scan for heart, Doppler scan from head to toe. Also he did a complete blood work up. No help with him. Went to Dr. Cristea at NW. Indiana Neurological Inst... He had MRI and nerve test done. Also glucose intolerance test.
Avatar m tn Vitamin E - Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that has been shown to decrease the risk for certain forms of cancer, heart disease and cataracts. Vitamin E is also needed for healthy blood cells and tissues. Folic Acid - Almonds, like other fruits and vegetables, make an important contribution to a diet adequate in folic acid, or folate. This important B-vitamin can reduce the risk for neural tube defects (birth defects) and is necessary for making red blood cells.
1299122 tn?1281044016 He just swears up and down that it's not the synthroid that is causing my chest pain and heart racing...even though I've NEVER had chest pain and racing in the past!!! He also refuses to prescribe me any other medicine, which, I find odd?! I finally reduced my medicine from 100 mcg to 25 mcg on my own and I feel so much better. He said that it's still not enough for my thyroid, which, is currently at a 3.2 about three weeksn ago or so. Is this number really still too high? What do you think?
Avatar f tn If you have cancer risks in your family, your risk is obviously elevated. If you have a family history of heart disease, your risk for stroke is also elevated, and therefore your need to adjust for those risks accordingly. If you do not have additional risk concerns, I would say that you might want to seriously consider what might happen if you don't take the medications. In this case, does the risk out weigh the benefit or is it the other way around?
Avatar n tn Asprin, Atenolol, Digoxin, Diltiazem, Lasix Furosemide, Levothyroxine, multi-vitamin, Enalapril, Levothrozine, Caltrate, Fosamax, and Phenytoin. She has heart problems, a weak lung and is on oxygen all the time, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. After she started the seizure medication, we noticed how tired she has been. She has a hard time staying awake unless you are talking directly to her and even then she'll close her eyes and look very sleepy.
393685 tn?1425816122 Symptoms of adult growth hormone deficiency Abnormal blood cholesterol Bone loss Decreased muscle mass Decreased stamina and exercise ability Fatigue Increased abdominal fat Increased risk of heart disease Another useful tool to look at and how to find a doctor that looks these issues as a specialist for proper hormone care and evaulation would be to find a doctor classified as a A-4 doctor, or endocrinologists.
Avatar n tn Maybe you should have your thyroid checked because when I developed the disease my blood sugars rose very high. And are you on any new medications? Different meds can cause your blood sugars to rise. Are you feeling unwell? When I am sick(like the flu or a cold) my blood sugars rise as well.
Avatar m tn grandmother) Diabetes (type I/II) (relation: grandmother) Heart disease (relation: grandmother) Medical History Contacts/glasses (current) Thyroid disorder (current) Medications levothroxine, fosamax, caltrate, vitamin d, lupin Health and Wellness History High blood pressure Take medications Fax ResultsPrint ResultsSchedule a Review Purchase a Review Order Number: MMLC70914 Observation Date: 08/17/2012 @ 07:41AM UTC View / Add Notes Notes Dear Karel, I am one of the practitioners that r
Avatar n tn Hi all. New to this. I am a 44 year old woman who is physically fit (gym 5 days a week) and eats pretty well. Approx 5 weeks ago I developed veins showing on both hands. They have not gone away and infact they are bulging most times, and I can "feel them". They have increased and I can see some starting to climb up my forearm now. Before this, my veins barely ever showed.
Avatar n tn I too was on Fosamax for 6 weeks and had bed heart burn, and they stopped the med right away. I have heart palpitations and take Proprololol(Inderal) 80mg for it, and it works like a charm...however following surgery I had a few here and there. I had a heart catheterization some years back and my heart was healthy so my palpitations (irregular heart beats) were harmless. However if you get really rapid pulse that can be serious (tacacardia) .
Avatar f tn For over five years I have had difficulty fully expanding my left (I think) lung. I just cannot get a deep satisfying breath. It started around the time I started taking Fosamax. I stopped taking it for over a year but the breathing did not improve. I quit smoking. The pulmonary doctor has run all kinds of tests and everything comes back, repeatedly, normal. It sounds like the classic definition of emphysema but he says there is no evidence of that.
Avatar n tn I am a hepper with cirrhosis, I have a healthy heart and well controlled hypertension. I think as long as your mom doesn't have heart issues and she gets regular physian followups that she will benefit from Celebrex. I know I do.
294425 tn?1288531995 Many patients with only slightly elevated calcium and parathyroid hormone will have BAD symptoms and develop severe osteoporosis. 4. All patients with parathyroid disease have calcium levels and PTH levels that go up and down. Fluctuating levels of calcium are typical of parathyroid disease. 5. All patients with hyperparathyroidism will develop osteoporosis. ALL. 6. Taking Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, or Reclast (etc) will NOT help bones that are being attacked by a bad parathyroid.
Avatar f tn Also electrolytes is a part of what regulated your heart beat (the electric conduction of your heart and body), and if you dont have the proper nutrition and electrolytes, your heart can race, slow down and even just stop all together. Also, the strain of just purging on your system can cause problems after awhile. Im on a TON of medications. I cant take them by mouth, because I can take anything by mouth or i throw up.
Avatar f tn Yet another doc was determined that I take Fosamax; I refused (and therefore avoided the possibility of jaw necrosis and femur fracture). And a Mayo cardiologist prescribed simvastatin, against my protests that Pravachol had caused my peripheral neuropathy: result is severe lung damage and supplemental oxygen (plus, belatedly, a diagnosis from him of statin intolerance).
Avatar m tn Did you know that Homocysteine is the primary cause of seriously debilitating conditions like Stroke, Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Dementia and Alzheimer's. Elevated levels of Homocysteine is like having countless slivers of glass moving through your bloodstream slicing and shredding your most delicate tissues inside your arteries and brain." What Are the Risk Factors for High Homocysteine (HCY) Levels?
Avatar f tn You don't say what's been ruled out and how it's been ruled out, but one possibility is Celiac disease. You can have blood tests and upper endoscopy to rule that out. Because Celiac causes malabsorption of nutrients, symptoms are widespread and varied, well beyond just the digestive tract and skin. Celiac tends to lead to other autoimmune disorders, further complicating things. And finally it can lead to various cancers if a strict diet is not adhered to.