this is what I know personally or have read:
I took Fosamax for almost a decade and EVERY year my bone mass decreased I say again my bone mass decreased..Fosamax did not increase my bone mass nor protect against fractures as it is touted to do.
While most of my medical people said for me to stay on it one brave Nurse encouraged me to get off it and mentioned health issues with long term usage.
Some history on Fosamax...it was approved for treatment of osteoporosis in 1995. I was put on it then. Merck, the manufacture encourages users to stay on it for years but with increased evidence of problems and they didnt know what the long term effects would be it was ONLY suppose to be used for 5 years.
Research has linked long term use of Fosamax with an increased risk of several serious health problems including an increase in the occurrence of fractures in several bones & joints, causing decay of the jawbone, hip, shoulder, thigh-bone and knee. It has been linked to an increase risk of femur fractures. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/0804
A connection between Fosamax and other bisphosphonates and a serious bone disease called Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) was found and this finding was published in the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and prompted the FDA and Merik to issue a warning to health care providers in September of 2004.
Here is another health concern: Women who have used Fosamax are nearly twice as likely to develop the most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) than are those who have never used it, according to research from Group Health and the University of Washington.
This is enough evidence and concern for me...that is why I will not take it or any of their drugs...supplements, physical therapy, exercise, diet yes ...drugs No.
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