I am going to be 60 this year and started taking fosamax when 45, then went to Miacalcin for 2-3 years, back to fosamax for 3-5 years, then boniva a 2-3 years and now back to fosamax. I think I want to discontinue taking anything for a few years. My bone test have shown improvements and OK now. Do you think it would be OK for me to stop taking fosamx or anything for now. I would have my bone density test again in 2 years.I take calcium, exercise daily, mostly walking & eat pretty good. I am 5'6" 132 lbs small boned
Hi Eakins, welcome and thanks for your question. You sure have taken these meds for a long time, that's really something that you stuck with it. At some point, especially when you've seen t-score improvements and your fracture risk is low, Drs consider a drug holiday. Here's an article, from the Daily Herald, that explains this concept and who it applies to.
I would discuss a holiday with your Dr and see what he or she has to say. These drugs continue to work for a long time, so as long as you aren't at high risk for fracture I think you could consider this providing your Dr agrees.
Good luck and post again if you have any other questions.