Hello, I've had lingering bone, joint and muscle pain starting 24 hours after my first reclast injection. My doc said it wasn't related but I don't believe it, and the Aclasta (reclast) hotline said it could happen (esp if you have fibromyalgia, which i do), though it was unusual. Has anyone else here had that? If so, how long did it last and how did you cope? I am now on daily Percocet and wondering how long I have to endure this. My injection was about 2 months ago. Thx! SMac
i ma so sorry to hear ur reactions to reclast mine are even worse within 24hours i reacted very badly with the joint pain high temp chills pain so bad it made you cry so they gave me another medication for osteo and now every 3 months i come down with severe kidney infection the chills high temp and the severe pain that makes u cry i have decided to stop osteo medication and use calcium but have been told it could be a long time before i get back to normal i have been like this now for a year just over i wished i had never touched reclast i was fit until then never had kidney infections or pain like i get now
Hi, I have just joined this group and I am sorry that I didn't find it sooner. My infusion was in Sept. 2008 and I had horrific bone, joint and muscle pain. I developed a severe case of fibromyalgia from it and it has caused me to go straight into pneumonia when I have an asthma attack (lifelong asthmatic). I just recently went through 4 surgeries on my eyes for cataracts. I fond by searching the internet that breast cancer patients also developed cataracts when they were given zometa (Reclast). I have kept a journal and my doctor has found that I seem to have a relapse of the pain about every three months. The relapses used to last a couple of weeks, but the last one lasted a week. I have not had a relapse since Aug. 8th and hope that it is finally getting out of my system. My doctor treats the symptoms and I am on neurontin for fibromyalgia and that also to some extent, helps the pain. I hope this helps you. You can contact me any time if needed.
Reclast is in the same class as Fosamax, Boniva and other meds that are all part of the bisphosphonates class. From Consumer Reports, "We have long advised—and did so again recently—that Fosamax, Boniva, and other drugs in this class, known as bisphosphonates, offer only modest benefits in building bone and preventing fractures. And, they pose some risks: throat or chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and heartburn. More rare but serious and LONG-LASTING (emphasis added) adverse effects include abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation); incapacitating bone, joint, and muscle pain; and bone loss in the jaw (osteonecrosis)." A friend of mine had terrible pain from taking just 2 tablets of Fosamax (a week apart) for many months afterwards.
Also the FDA has also found that Fosamax patients (in the same class as Boniva) can develop severe bone, muscle and joint pains within days of starting the drug. For some people, this pain stops almost immediately after discontinuing it. For others, it is ONGOING. (emphasis added)".
And I have severe bruising of my bones for many months after getting a Prolia injection which is in a different class from the bisphosphonates, but is also for osteoporosis.
Bottom line, I now steadfastly refuse to take ANY medications to treat my osteoporosis.
Plus the Prolia injection, besides causing extreme bone brusing, also caused me flaming skin pain, sores in my mouth, and very high levels of my Parathyroid which singularly destroys the bones and every organ in the body. It has been since Sept. 13, 2012 that I have had these problems. This medication was new on the market and had not been tested for long. WHAT a MISTAKE.
I also had my 3rd reclast infusion for osteoporosis in my wrists about 5 months ago. I had no problems with the first two treatments but my bones hurt now all over my body. My hip bones began to hurt within a day or two of the treatment and has not stopped. Now my hip bones hurt so much it is painful to sit or stand or walk. My fingers, my shoulders and my ribs and legs all hurt. I too would like to know when and if it will wear off.
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