Hi Everyone 👋
Just looking for a bit of advice. I've had RA for 39 years, and have been on steroids for about 28 years now. I'm 53. As a result, it's affected my bone strength and I've had a number of Osteoporotic fractures. Initially I had Risedronate/Actonell but (like many people) was unable to tolerate it due to tummy side effects. Next, I had Prolia injections, which started off ok, but then I started to get worse side effects each time (feeling generally unwell, and increasing bone/joints pain - especially in areas where I'd had previous fractures). These effects seemed to last longer with each injection. I stopped Prolia about 3 or so years ago, and apart from Adcal have been taking a break from any other treatments. Unfortunately, I have had fracture problems again, and my rheumatologist has convinced me to have a zolendronic acid infusion on Monday (11th October). We did discuss Teriparatide, but decided to hold that in reserve for possible future use.
My worry is the risk of side effects with the infusion. I understand it's a similar type of drug to Prolia (I may have that wrong), so I'm concerned about getting the same horrible side effects.
Have any of you switched from Prolia (following side effects), to Zolendronic acid and been ok? (Or not)?!
Thanks in advance for any advice .😊