Mar 25, 2010 - 10:37 am
Before starting my treatments last February by OB did my first bone density test. Showed some thinnng at head of my hips. Wanted this test to have starting point before treatment, knowing chemo/radiation (pelvic) can be rough on our bones. Being a smaller stature person puts me at higher risk for osteo. Since January, been having some mild pain in hip and buttock area. Appt with doc this week confirmed it's not cancer, but most likey issues with bone thinning in this area. I've been taking a great line of nutritional products which includes calcium and D3, plus eating better and doing many "weight-bearing" exercises, but doc still wants to start Fosomax.
This was a tough thing to swallow as I'm of the school -- body will heal itself with proper food and nutrients. Have been searching on the web for info on Foxomax and as with all RX, it's scary. Long-term affects can make the bone pain even worse, plus daily issues.
Anyone been in my shoes and can shed some light on what they did or didn't do? I'm holding off before filling this Rx, even talking to my nutritionist.
Thanks for any input!