Due to breast cancer 20 months ago which was estrogen positive I have to take Anastrozole which is a AI (aromatase inhibitor). This can deplete bone density quickly hence I had to have a dexa scan which found I had osteoporosis. Due to this I was prescribed Alendronic Acid which had awful side effects. I went onto Risedronate which wasn’t so bad but over a few months made my acid reflux a lot worse. I have now been referred to a rheumatologist with the view of having a bisphosphonate intravenously or subcutaneously. This would take care of the Acid reflux but I am concerned about Afib. I am aware some bisphosphonates can trigger Afib, albeit in only a few cases. The infusion or injection is every 3 or 6 months so if it does happen I’m scuppered unlike like the weekly oral route.
Does anyone have any insight to this or had a bisphosphonate. Stopping anastrazole which depletes bone density is not an option as it’s keeping the cancer at bay.