... I am a 52 yr female with osteoporosis who has been on Forteo now for 8 months. ... (2 replies)
... t need. So to make a long story short, I just used the forteo. The only change to my diet was I started drinking some milk. I have also read the first year on forteo results may not be as good as the second year. I was very pleased with my results and hope that the second year are even better. ... (3 replies)
... the reason for this all is that the wrist is the hardest bone, and while the result of the forteo is to build VOLUME first, it takes longest for new mass to catch up to new volume in the bones that have the densest attribute. ... (6 replies)
... the forteo now, the wrist isn't doing well and i'm concerned about what else i can do. i already do weightbearing and resistance exercises,etc. ... (6 replies)
... I have great improvement also but as soon as I got off the Forteo my T scores went down. I'm on my second round of Forteo and making progress. ... (6 replies)
... my dr was still very happy with the results so far esp in back and even in hip. ... (6 replies)
... My dexa scan results show positive improvement! ... (7 replies)
... Well, this is not so easy to write. Today I had a dexa at 11 months on forteo .Results close to when I started forteo. I have to say I was so tense and worried that things would be much worse . ... (21 replies)
... Do you or your dr. think that this amped up your forteo results? ... (9 replies)
... I remember you posted your results following your dexa. Your results give those of us on forteo hope that maybe, just maybe ,we will have good results too. You must be very glad that you could be on forteo. ... (17 replies)
... According to Lilly, the results for men aren't usually as good as for women. I was not prescribed hormones. ... (9 replies)
... I just recently noticed that you are a guy. I remember your forteo results were really good. ... (9 replies)
... Hi Rosegarden: Glad you class went well... Forteo is man-made parathyroid hormone, however it doesn't contain the whole dna chain like the hormone our body makes. Here's a good link that should explain most of your questions and if you have any others don't hesitate to ask.
Good luck... (32 replies)
... I know exactly the feeling that you must have. I have thought about this and even wondered how much variance in forteo results might be accounted for because of mishandling of the drug in the supply chain. ... (9 replies)
... Hi Rosegarden: I'm glad you've finally decided to go on Forteo:blob_fire :blob_fire I really hope it helps with you leg healing.
Remember, just because you need to take something through an injection, doesn't mean your not healthy... You need a little help with healing that's all, and your bones need some help also, so accepting some help will make you more healthy.
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... we need to continue with something after the Forteo. I certainly don't want to lose any gains I may have made or think about all that money that went toward the Forteo being wasted. Fortunately, my insurance paid for most of it, but it is very expensive, and I don't know how anyone could afford it without insurance. ... (32 replies)
... My doctor has prescribed Actonel as the follow up to Forteo. I was supposed to start last weekend, but couldn't because of commitments to help a friend. (I didn't want to drive on the first day of taking a new medication). I'm anxious to take the first dose to see if I have any reaction to the drug. I know a number of people taking this with no bad side effects. I hope I... (32 replies)
... Thanks again everyone. I have been dragging my feet about this, but my doctor phoned and said he "strongly recommended" that I start the Forteo, so next week I go to a class to learn all about how to administer the medication and get any questions answered. I'm going to school!! Both he and the orthopedic surgeon think it may help me turn the corner in healing my fractured... (32 replies)
... bone density that I've gained on the Forteo. I've told her of my concerns, but she thinks the benefits outweigh the risks. I had taken Actonel before I was on Forteo and had no problems with that, so I'm trying to decide if I want to go back on it. I know I don't really want to, but maybe the doctor is right and I should. ... (32 replies)
... Rosegarden...I surely wish I had been started on Forteo several years ago! My periods stopped after the birth of my 3rd child at 36...at that time, no one even thought about osteoporosis and me! ... (32 replies)