hi I have been given alendronic acid 70mg once a week , I took the first one on sunday and have been in agony with joint pain, is this likely to ease as the week goes on? also will the same thing happen when I take the next dose please
alendronic acid: hi I have been given alendronic... - Bone Health
I sincerely hope that the joint pain goes very soon. If it were me I would not take any more AA but would have a word with my doctor.
Unfortunately there is no guarantee that it would not happen the following week and let's hope your joint pain has abated in a week. Would you wish to go through that again? I for one would not. Please go and see your doctor and tell him/her how one dose of AA has made you feel.
medicines.org.uk/emc/produc... Bone, joint, muscle pain can be a side effect of AA. Listed under Musculoskeletal pain in the link.
Hi oven glove my experience is you may get the pain this week and even the week after I started the dreaded AA in April first two weeks I could hardly lift a cup I already have arthritis in all my fingers of both hands it was extremely painful I took on the Thurs by Tues it had eased second week the same, third week slightly easier next week it was gone I spoke to op nurses online very helpful told me to try and persevere which I did and thankfully it's fine now I decided to persevere clearly if the pain is too difficult as Kaarina has said you must see your GP it is a personal choice I've had lots of help on here and Kaarina is a wise lady but for me I had to try because I have a son who depends on me due to disabilities so if I can avoid a fracture I wanted to try good luck oven glove love the name 😊x
Hi Ovenglove. I developed bone pains after about a month. The pains were reminiscent of the ‘growing pains ‘ I had as a child.
I also started getting a reoccurrence of ulcer symptoms, even though I was taking it as instructed.
A number of yrs before, I had a bleeding gut ulcer, which my GP was well aware of, but insisted that I gave the AA a try. I eventually stopped taking the AA after 10 weeks.
The Consultant who I saw many months later, said that I shouldn’t have been given AA in the first place. She allowed me to have Strontium Ranelate, which unfortunately is no longer made.
Several of my friends have been on AA for years without any problems.
I hope you will soon be feeling better. Best wishes