I am due to start my first shot but am hesitant and afraid as there are some people with such bad reactions. I may be okay or at best, have bearable side effects but what if the side effects are really bad and last for the duration of 6 months and I can't lead a normal life. My doctor is mad that I am researching this online and not simply listening to him.
First of all, I would be leery of a doctor who is mad about you researching about it. I go in to all my doctors with information that I have researched. Prolia is a relatively new drug that has not been on the market very long, so the problems with it may not be fully realized. If I had only had bad side effects for 6 months, I would have been thrilled. My bad side effects appear to be permanent and have lasted 19 months since my injection--that is inflamed skin and bone pain. I had extremely elevated parathyroid levels which fortunately went back to normal 8 months later. My long lasting side effects are not noted in the literature. I have notified the FDA about them, which if others report them, then they will add the side effects to their list. You may have no side effects or have a nightmare. Good luck with your decision.
- Prolia Information for Consumers
- Prolia Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prolia (detailed)
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