... I tried Boniva with serious side effects. Went to a for a second a third opinion. I did not qualify for forteo because my hips are T-2.3 and not T-2.5. All three doctors informed that my osteopenia would lead to a major break in the next ten years. I can essentially put it on the calendar. I have absolutely no health issues other than IBS (in my youth). I am petite 5'4" 115... (0 replies)
... tebral fractures and three brutal spine surgeries the last of which returned me to relatively normal function. The fusions worked in no small part because of the Forteo which allowed me to grow lots of bone in fairly short time. I am no longer even particularly fragile. Also, I had no side effects whatsoever. Go for it! ... (7 replies)
... Hello Forteo Users,
I'm new to this list, but not Forteo. I've been using it for over 9 months.
I've always had the larger pen and very short, fine needles; after a period of adaption, it's very easy to use. I inject the Forteo in the inner surface of alternate knees---there seems to be a 'dull spot' with diminished sensation.
I use the alcohol wipe, blow on the skin, push... (21 replies)
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... Hi Rosegarden: I can't believe your at 18 months on Forteo-boy time does fly. Thanks for your concern, I'm ok, but having to limit my sitting again. In addition to the heart probs-that I haven't done anything about-I also have to have an ovarian cyst removed and the cramping and bloating makes sitting tough, plus my back remains the same, so sitting is hard to do anyway.
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... when I first posted here April '07, in shock about needing to do the Forteo regimen. I mention Health Boards to others on another forum. It's so helpful to interact with people who understand. Thanks to Taape also for the reply. ... (6 replies)
... I just finished Forteo on Friday. I've been experiencing more pain since I stopped it, so I don't know if that has anything to do with the Forteo or not. ... (6 replies)
... What needle size do you use for Forteo injections? ... (6 replies)
... I don't have any side effects from the Forteo and it's working unbelievably!!!! The Dr is even shock at my improvement. ... (17 replies)
... We forteo users are always thinking in terms of our spine and hips improving as a result of forteo. And, it is our spine and hips that are measured for results. ... (3 replies)
... I'm going to call Lilly tomorrow about the excess left on the skin. They have a phone number and people dedicated to help Forteo users, so I'll take advantage of it. Let y'all know what I find out. ... (21 replies)
... now for about 4 months, and at 6 months, I will go for another DEXA scan to see if there is any progress, and additionally take more blood tests to make sure the Forteo isn't causing other problems. ... (17 replies)
... Wow!! That was a heck of a major improvement in bone density. May all of us Forteo users be so fortunate!!! What else did you do besides the Forteo? ... (25 replies)
... rays. I have had no fractures this year. Is this common for us Forteo users? ... (7 replies)
... My insurance only pays for a DEXA scan every two years and due to the delay in starting Forteo I won't be getting a DEXA until HOPEFULLY this coming August so I can't say if there has been any improvement or not. Sigh. ... (10 replies)
... the cells that cause bone to grow. So, that's all I know. The plan is for me to take Forteo for another year and then "lock in" whatever gains I get with Fosamax. I've never taken that drug, so I hope I can tolerate it. ... (10 replies)
... I have been blessed with no breaks or fractures. None of my parents or grandparents had osteoporosis to the degree of causing any health problems or deaths. My own outlook has been to research what I can do to reduce my risk of fractures, etc. and doing what I can in that regard (taking Forteo daily, can't do calcium supplementation) and getting on with life. I'm not going to... (10 replies)
... and, I think another is zolendronate or something similar in spelling. I had one pamidronate infusion before I started the Forteo and I plan on going back to the pamidronate infusion when my 2 years on Forteo are up. ... (10 replies)
... I've had 2 DEXA scans since I started on the Forteo, both showing improvement. I'm happy about that. I don't know what I'll do for treatment when the Forteo is finished. There's no way my stomach can take the biophosphates, absolutely not. ... (10 replies)
... Thanks for the response taape and Spinewhine. It really helps to know or others' experiences with this. Spinewhine, has the treatment helped you? Are you going to take it the full two years?? What about after that. Taape, have you had a DEXA since you started on Forteo, and what are your plans for after you're done with the full course? (10 replies)