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Old 04-17-2019, 09:13 PM
 
Location: South Australia
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I have osteoporosis in my hips and spine.

About 12 years ago, after a bone density test, my GP recommended Fosamax. It worked a treat, the bone density in my back improved. After a couple of years, I started hearing anecdotal evidence that Fosamax causes necrosis of the Jaw. I stopped taking it.

About 7years later, I went to a new dentist. He asked me about medication, I mentioned Fosamax ,and he became alarmed.He had I think the calcium content of my teeth tested. It was fine. But, he said had I remained on Fosamax much longer, the calcium content of my teeth would be such that he could not do an extraction ,as the wound would not heal.

From what I can gather, the drug was released before long term effects were known.

I'v started this thread just in case the information might be relevant to even one person here.

Below is a link outlining the side effects of this drug

http://medicineinf.com/2016/08/01/fo...Side%20Effects
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:31 PM
 
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This is a category of medications called bisphosphonates. Fosamax is the most common oral form. It stays in your body 11 years. Make sure you disclose this to your dentist before having any procedures involving bone such as an extraction.
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:04 PM
 
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I'd read about bone density supplements sometimes causing osteonecrosis of the jawbone- a concern since I have implants and my low BMI puts me at risk for osteoporosis. I asked my oral surgeon about it- before the implant surgery he'd had me sign a long statement acknowledging the risks of the procedure; he said if I were taking bone density supplements there was an additional form I'd have to sign!

So- I'm wary of bone density supplements for that very reason.
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'd read about bone density supplements sometimes causing osteonecrosis of the jawbone- a concern since I have implants and my low BMI puts me at risk for osteoporosis. I asked my oral surgeon about it- before the implant surgery he'd had me sign a long statement acknowledging the risks of the procedure; he said if I were taking bone density supplements there was an additional form I'd have to sign!

So- I'm wary of bone density supplements for that very reason.
I think you mean bone density drugs. There are supplements that help this bone density issue and the big one as I see it is magnesium. Do a search on this mineral and bones. About 20 yrs ago at 60 I had a bone density and was told osteopena and I got to work on what I could do, magnesium is saving me.
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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I think you mean bone density drugs. There are supplements that help this bone density issue and the big one as I see it is magnesium. Do a search on this mineral and bones. About 20 yrs ago at 60 I had a bone density and was told osteopenia and I got to work on what I could do, magnesium is saving me.
Thanks! I wasn't specific enough. I'm actually taking calcium right now; looks like I need to add magnesium. My wariness was directed at the prescriptions such as Boniva and Fosamax.
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thanks! I wasn't specific enough. I'm actually taking calcium right now; looks like I need to add magnesium. My wariness was directed at the prescriptions such as Boniva and Fosamax.
I know you are talking about Fosamax and I'm just giving options for bone health. I believe sadly too much push for calcium by the medical world and not nearly enough push for magnesium which is the real mineral needed. I've done so much research on this issue for probably 15 yrs for myself and hardly take calcium except what I get from foods and the Vit D3 and K2 and of course magnesium ... read up on this need.

I almost came to blows with a rheumy MD some yrs back when she was pushing me to take calcium and I kept saying, no we need magnesium. She didn't do the work she needed to do.

Also what brought this all to my attention was a couple mammograms when I was in my early 50's and came up with this calcification issue, so I started to research. I was taking calcium caps back then. No more.

This is what I do for me....
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:04 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I've started this thread just in case the information might be relevant to even one person here.
Glad that you brought this up!

I posted this a few years back:

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....After my implant dentist took an x-ray and said the area had still not healed, I met with my original dentist who looked in my files and saw that several years ago, I had taken Fosamax for a year. He told me he'd read studies about this medication eroding gum tissue and that it has some unbelievably high half life once a person stops taking it. He and my implant dentist suggested that this might be why the implant failed. (I have another implant which is fine, inserted before I took Fosamax.) The implant dentist said that while he would go ahead and try to insert a second implant, he could not guarantee its success. I declined and they both suggested putting a bridge instead, which my regular dentist put in a few weeks ago. I was not charged for the bridge, thankfully.

I've read articles about the side effects of any of the drugs that help prevent osteopenia or osteoporosis, but only a few have suggested a negative impact on teeth and gums.
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:10 PM
 
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I know you are talking about Fosamax and I'm just giving options for bone health. I believe sadly too much push for calcium by the medical world and not nearly enough push for magnesium which is the real mineral needed. I've done so much research on this issue for probably 15 yrs for myself and hardly take calcium except what I get from foods and the Vit D3 and K2 and of course magnesium ... read up on this need.

I almost came to blows with a rheumy MD some yrs back when she was pushing me to take calcium and I kept saying, no we need magnesium. She didn't do the work she needed to do.

Also what brought this all to my attention was a couple mammograms when I was in my early 50's and came up with this calcification issue, so I started to research. I was taking calcium caps back then. No more.

This is what I do for me....
Yep, I just recently read up on the calcium issue and started the magnesium. A side benefit has been relaxation. The D3, it's supposed to be good, but for some reason it doesn't seem to like me.
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yep, I just recently read up on the calcium issue and started the magnesium. A side benefit has been relaxation. The D3, it's supposed to be good, but for some reason it doesn't seem to like me.
What is it D doesn't like about you? Did you have your D levels checked, many are very deficient. Maybe you are someone who gets a lot of sun on all your body and your levels are fine. The latest research is K2 needs to be taken with D3 for best absorption. Magnesium has so many benefits and many are deficient there too.
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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Yep, I just recently read up on the calcium issue and started the magnesium. A side benefit has been relaxation. The D3, it's supposed to be good, but for some reason it doesn't seem to like me.

Research suggests that those supplementing calcium & D3 benefit most from using D3 in "dry" form (tablets) and calcium as calcium citrate. Both better absorbed by the body.
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