I just had my second shot and my hands feel like they are going to explode. They are not swollen at all but the pain is unbearable. I don't remember having this bad of a reaction with the first shot. Is this stuff accumlative? Has anyone completed the 2 years of injections and if so, was there a signficant change in bone density? I am lucky since they caught my breast cancer early (I hope) but this pain is unbelievable.
I agree with Laura about this answer. I tke Forteo shots which are daily not every six months like prolia. It sounds like it could be an allergic reaction of some sort. Forteo is a 26 month program, & I have completed 20 months. After the first 12, they did another DEXA scan, & I had all kinds of new bone bulding. I haven't had a fracture since I started this drug which in itself is a miracle. You may be able to better handle this drug as compared to the prolia. Just a thought... (please read the side effects listed below in this link.)
I only had one shot,and it was exactly 6 months ago. I am about 80% back to myself. I still have some knee pain and occasionally some bone pain. I'm so sorry you are feeling this bad. I went to a pain management doctor who prescribed Garapentin which helped some. I also saw my physical therapist. The bottom line for me is time! I hope you feel better soon.
To be quite honest, after reading about all the side effects in various forums, information leaflets, info I received from my doctor etc. I decided against having the injections. My gastroenterologist also advised me against having them. For me, I drink more milk and have been eating very good healthy bone building veggies and products. No Prolia for me thank you. The best advise I can give to everyone, change your eating habits and excercise, especially the weight bearing ones, walk everyday and stay happy WITHOUT PROLIA.
Good luck everyone.
I got my first Prolia shot in May of this year. About two weeks later, I got pain behind my right knee that hurt so bad I thought I had a blood clot, however, there were no blood clot signs or symptoms. After a week or so, the pain subsided and I thought it was over. Not. My buttocks, my right leg, and my knee hurt so bad I can't stand, I can't sit, I can't lay down. The pain is never ending and nothing seems to help it. I've been awake for days due to this pain. One of my doctors tried acupuncture for the pain but it didn't work, either. This stuff better work. If I don't break a hip and fall in the next few years due to Prolia, then it will all have been worth it.
- Prolia Information for Consumers
- Prolia Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prolia (detailed)
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