I was diagnosed with osteopenia (50 & postmenopausal) a year ago. Because of my GERD, my doctor prescribed an IV infusion of Reclast. Unfortunately, I suffered some of the side effects, fever, and severe bone pain to the point of not being able to take in a full breath. My doctor was so concerned he put me on a steroid dose pack to reduce the reaction. My body doesn't seem very tolerant of any drugs, couldn't take anything other than extra strength Tylenol for a foot surgery. I will have to figure out something else with an endocronologist? A month before the infusion, after much consultation with my doctor and dentist, I had braces put on my teeth to correct severe TMJ problem. Even though the two treatments are in conflict, I have had no problem with the orthodontia. After a year, my bite is almost corrected. I will wait on any other biphosphate treatments until after the braces are removed.
I had a Reclast infusion and within a month my blood pressure had gone from 120/60 to 216/112. I thought I was having a stroke. I am now taking a beta blocker to keep my bp in control. I would NEVER do Reclast again.
I also tried Boniva for two months and got terrible vertigo.
Since my T score is going down, I am going to try Evista. I sure hope it works