Diagnosed with osteoporosis of the spine and osteopenia of the hip at 48 (six years before menopause), I took Fosamax for almost 10 years. When the news about possible link between the drug and osteonecrosis of the jaw, I switched to Miacalcin (calcitonin salmon). I've had some increase in BMD, but my December 2011 spine T-score was 3.0.
In August I (stupidly) said "yes" when my husband asked me to help move a heavy table and suffered a vertebral fracture at T7 and some "crumbling" at the endplate of T8. Underwent kyphoplasty. Left with extreme burning, pulling sensation in muscles to left of spine below the fracture site.
Finally agreed to the Forteo my endocrinologist had suggested yers ago. But very reluctant to start. Don't want to run risk of complications that merit a black box warning. Also am petrified of additional fractures. Yelled at husband for running over curb with car and then not avoiding a pothole. Want to encase me in bubble wrap. Feel too young at an active 66 to be going through this.