Hi, I'm SO GLAD you wrote in. I'm 57 years old, have been on osteoporosis meds for probably 10 years. After using another medication (I believe it was Actonel) for some years, I switched to Alendronate (generic for Foxamax) because it was less expensive. I got the good news from my Dr. this past February or March that I no longer had osteoporosis and I was to stop taking the medication (Alendronate 70 mg.). I can't remember when I stopped the Alendronate, but somewhere between then and now (which would be between February and May of this last year) I've become very sore in all my joints/muscles that I began to wonder if I had contracted Lymes Disease or was getting Rheumatoid Arthritis! I'm normally very active; I work with horses and thought I picked up a deer tick or something. I can hardly get into or out of bed, when I'm up, I can hardly walk or move my arms, and the muscles in my lower spine hurt so bad it feels like I have a big bruise there. This is waking me up at night, as whenever I switch positions in bed, I wake up from the pain. All my muscles in my hands and feet hurt, too. I've been using an elastic band to stretch my legs and arms before I get out of bed as I can hardly walk after I wake up. I don't believe this is an old age thing that came on this quickly and severely and am going to call my Dr. tomorrow to see if they've ever heard of this happening before. I would guess that I was off the Alendronate at least 1 month before these symptoms started. If this is what is causing me to feel like I've been run over by a wild buffalo, I hope it doesn't take too long to go away! Please let me know if you have found anything further regarding this. I'm tired of aching all the time and I feel like I went from a perfectly healthy 57 year old to feeling like I'm 300 years old in such a short time!!View Thread
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