I am a 37yo menopausal female. I have congenital osteoporosis and moderate osteoarthritis. I'm also a recovered 15-yr anorexic with moderate hypothyroidism, severe GERD with esophageal expander, heart arrhythmia, ulcerative colitis, IBS, Type II Diabetes (gestational onset), glaucoma, kidney disease, severe scoliosis with 2 double-harrington rod fusions & 5 artificial vertebrae, controlled but severe migraines, 3 herniated discs, environmental and seasonal allergies that are year-round, etc. I have no right ovary (ovarian cancer), gallbladder (severely diseased) or appendix (ruptured during removal and caused sepsis). I was on Fosamax as well as several other prescription calcium supplements, but had such a problem with my body not absorbing them. I developed so many kidney stones that I had to have surgery to have all of them removed. The urologist said my kidneys looked like a salt mine. Recently, I was told by my rheumatologist about some sort of injection that not only helps the bone regenerate but strengthens it, increases bone density and completely reverses osteoporosis in many cases. I wanted to research the drug, but I don't remember the name of it. Can anyone help me figure out what it is so I can make an informed decision about my options? Thank you in advance!
The Endocrinologist I use to see sent me for Reclast Infusions once a year. The nurse that gave me the infusion told me they used this for bone cancer patients in a higher dose. The insurance company I have now no longer pays for this treatment so I'm stuck with using once a week meds. I also have Gerd which is made worse from using this med. I'm not sure if this is the medication you are speaking of but it's worth a try by asking your doctor. The infusion is painless and it takes less than 10 mins. Good Luck.
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