Actonel - what they don't tell you

by Jackie Webster

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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

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Mar 07, 2015
by: K. Newcomer

I was on Actonel for approx 1 year until my whole digestive tract was in turmoil. Of course the doctors (family and gastro doctor) said that it was not the Actonel. I stopped taking the drug after a continuous vomiting of my food when the stomach seemed full according to my brain. I also was sent for a gall bladder test after I complained about cramps in the abdomen. I took it upon myself to quit the drug on my own and have been fine ever since.
I also wanted to let you know that I do take YOGA twice a week and have been doing so for years. According to your information, this may not be the best option for me. But I have to tell you, I can pretty much do everything with the flexibility I have.
Thank you Kate for all the information that you have provided. It is a fabulous site and a wealth of health information.

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