Have any of you gals taken Evista for osteoporosis?

pump_toadNovember 16, 2012

Recently I had a bone scan and evidently I am showing bone loss since the last one. I tried taking Fosamax in the past and it did not agree with me so am wondering about Evista. I got a prescription for it but haven't had it filled yet. Am wondering if anyone here is taking it and if so what are the side effects.

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I've been taking Evista for at least 10 years and have had no side effects. So far my bone density tests have shown improvement.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 10:52AM
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I was on Fosamax for 5 years and now on Evista. No side effects from either. Last bone density scan I had in June showed my osteo has reversed to osteopenia. Something is working.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 11:48AM
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I have been on it for years, first for breast cancer prevention, then, the bone density, have never had a problem.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 12:45PM
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I did it like terilyn--first for breast cancer, and then for bone density. I never had any side effects. The side effects probably aren't as bad as having osteoporosis. Just look at some bent over people--I go to church with one and it makes me sad just to look at her.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 1:08PM
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I have also been taking it for many years without any side effects, except hot flashes and I don't know if that really has anything to do with it. On my last bone density scan, I showed improvement.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 3:08PM
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Thanks so much for the replies. I know I am shrinking in height so I guess I don't have a choice and am glad to know that there may not be side effects. At least that was true for you ladies. Lois

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 9:50PM
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Yep - I refused to take bisphosphonates three years ago, and my OBGYN agreed. Have been on Evista (bonus: breast cancer prevention) since then.

Bone scan is good and doc agrees more info now suggests bisphosphonates are not good.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 1:08AM
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I have taken it for about 10 years also. No side effects, only to my wallet. It costs me $120 for a 3 month supply.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 8:17AM
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