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I will soon be getting an infusion of zoledronic acid for my Bone Density Loss.  The endocrinolgist says my bone loss is so severe I could have a bone fracture at any time for any reason. I don't know which came first,the bone loss or the osteoperosis. I also have osteoarthritis and degenerative arthritis plus arthritis has set in on some ruptured disks I have. My question is has anyone been given zoledronic acid or bisphosponate therapy, which is similar. It is a once a year infusion. Does it help with pain?   cat33
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Does anyone know if osteoarthritus and osteoperosis related?
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Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of cartilge betwen joints, osteoporosis is loss of bone density. In all my research I have never found the two to be related.
As to the medications, I have no experience with them so I can't help you there. I'm sure someone here wil pip in.
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Hello.  Dnmh gave some great info there (as always!)  I am piping in because I am on Actonel, a bisphosphonate therapy.  I started a year ago and was in the high risk zone for breaking a hip.  I just had a bone scan a year later and I do not have osteoporosis anymore.  I do have osteopenia, the state between normal bone density and osteoporosis.  The Actonel does not help with my pain.  
I take the Actonel once per month and it makes for a bit of a rough day because of the way it makes me feel.  I have heard about the annual infusion therapy and it sounds very interesting but I am afraid to change since I am making great progress with the drug I am on.
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