Actonel - what they don't tell you
by Jackie Webster
I took only three or four doses of Actonel, but that is something I will regret for the rest of my life. All the side effects one can read about descended upon me like a plague, and others, even more fearsome, that little seems to have been written about.
Pain in the jaw was quite intense, but that pain paled before the pain in my right eye, as intense in my view, as a stab wound. I was sure I would never see again, but my vision did return and the pain did abate, but there is a residual discomfort still. My eye doctor agrees there is something wrong, but won't name Actonel
as the culprit = either because he cannot make the connection or fears being involved in a legal action. For, were it possible, I would sue Big Pharma or join a class action if such an action exists.
I write this as a warning to others who may be as unaware as I was. Even with limited research, I have encountered other victims of this drug.
My pharmacist (former pharmacist) had an interesting response when I pointed out I had not been warned of the side effect. Not a big problem, said he, "Only ten percent of its users go blind." I am not making that up. It is exactly what he said.
I would suggest anyone thinking of using Actonel balance the benefits and the risks very carefully. Jackie