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HI- I am currently takin fossomax. Now after 8 mths- I notice my stomache is so gassy- and crampy- I have tried to adjust my diet in every way- no help. I tend towards irritable bowel( have been diagnosed) but was doing ok before i started fossomax- actonel isn't so good either. I need the fossomax- but wondered if you have any ideas on how to cope w/ this. thanks HI- I t. and then swithched back to fossomax. Now after 8 mths- I notice my stomache is so gassy- and crampy- I have tried to adjust my diet in every way- no help. I tend towards irritable bowel( have been diagnosed) but was doing ok before i started fossomax- actonel isn't so good either. I need the fossomax- but wondered if you have any ideas on how to cope w/ this. thanks
 

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jerrymhg, I have been reading your posts about fossomax and gas and bloating. I also have osteoporosis and need to take medication for it. I also was on forteo for about a year but the doctor took me off because I wasn't getting good enough results from it. He then put me on actonel and I have had no bad side effects from it. I take it once a week first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Are you IBS-C or IBS-D? I am IBS-C and do have a problem with gas and bloating, but the actonel has not made it any worce. Maybe you should give actonel another try, I have heard that fossomax is alot harder on your stomach than actonel. Karen
 

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Hi karen-well I am usually C never D- have actually been pretty regular lately, but seems to me the gas situation is worse. I hope my results for forteo will be good- the first go around wasn't much change in my dexa scores- but the Doc- who is a big time known authority who lectues all over the US told me no matter what it improves your bone strenght and cuts down on fractures dramatically.
 
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