Dementia, global amnesia, severe muscle weakness and possible breast cancer are some of the side effects reported, and
there are many dr's who believe it is a last resort. Exercise
is key, and
I too have a hard time exercising because for every 30 min walk, it takes me 2 days to recover since I have osteoarthritis of the knees and feet and the back pain I get is intolerable. I don't have diabetes or smoke or drink, but I have renal hypertension, so if I take an aleve, it elevates the bp.