September 1, 2018
Early this year Doug and I went through some important body and other site specific scans to identify underlying health issues in order for us to be able focus our use of doTERRA essential oils, supplements and holistic services like acupuncture, chiropractic, etc. to specific concerns. A couple of the issues we found are gallstones (very small ones) in Doug and signs of osteopenia for Doug and me. Our doctor said nothing has to be done right now with the gallstones, but he suggested we take Fosamax for the osteopenia. I agreed to the Fosamax but when I got home I looked up the side effects.
Here are the side effects according to the Mayo Clinic:
- mild heartburn, bloating;
- mild nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;
- diarrhea, gas, or constipation;
- mild joint pain or swelling;
- swelling in your hands or feet; or.
- dizziness, eye pain, headache.
According to drugwatch.com here are side effects in clinical trials and post-marketing experience include:
- Abdominal pain
- Acid regurgitation
- Bone, muscle or joint pain
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Esophageal ulcer
What concerned me the most was the information from Harvard Medical School saying:
“Most patients tolerate Fosamax well; its most common side effects are irritation of the esophagus and stomach ulcer. In the past few years, reports have emerged linking bisphosphonates with osteonecrosis (bone death) of the jaw and atrial fibrillation.”
Thank God I have my doTERRA essential oils. I quickly made a blend to support our bone health. I combined Cypress, Rosemary, Thyme and Juniper Berry. This is what we take daily for bone health. For Doug’s gallbladder support, I made a blend of Lemon, Juniper Berry, Peppermint and Helichrysum, he takes that daily also.
I have seen the essential oils in action in so many aspect of our lives so it is easy for me to trust that every oil I use support my body so that it can heal itself.
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