Thanks for the quick reply. Hopefully all will continue to go well with you. I don't blame you for not wanting to use the other drugs. Glad to hear that Forteo works so well. Maybe it is worth these side effects! (6 replies)
... No side effects whatsoever for me. I cannot overstate how wonderful it was for me. I just wish there were something equally great out there to maintain the gains that were made.
I will not use the bisphosphonate drugs so I'm trying to hold with calcium, D, magnesium, strontium, and silica. Who knows? Good luck to you.
Carol (6 replies)
... So glad to read your comments. I am 62 and have just started taking Forteo (09-24-2010). I have had side effects of low energy, muscular and joint aches and pains, and soreness. I discussed this with my physcian and he stated that these were common side effects. I am encouraged to hear that you felt it was worth it. Did you have the same side effects and did they... (6 replies)
... Hi again. Please read "The Myth of Osteoporosis" by Gillian Sanson. This gives a wonderful perspective on the whole osteoporosis phenomenon. I did two years of Forteo and for me it was a real life-saver. I had two spine surgeries during this time and it enabled me to fuse properly and regrow the bone which I very much needed to grow. However it is extremely expensive and... (6 replies)
... Titcdhou, thanks for your response. Yes, this was my first scan. My worst T score was -2.9 in the L1 region of my spine; -2.7 in the neck of the right femur. The left femur was -2.4. I am pretty scared and uninformed about this, so I didn't even know enough to ask questions, except about how much radiation I was exposed to when the scan was taking place. I've seen a few... (6 replies)
... Was this your first scan? What was your score? If you weren't told, call and find out. Also, ask if their machines have been recalibrated according to WHO (World Health Organization) standards. If they haven't, your score may not be accurate. (6 replies)
... I am new to this message board and to message boards in general. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis within the last week after getting a dexascan. My PCP prescribed 50,000 units of vitamin D3 to be taken once a week for 2 months. He also prescripbed Boniva. I am quite frightened at the prospect of taking this med after reading about all of the side effects of the meds for... (6 replies)
... I don't know how bad my osteoporis is, I have the reports but do not understand the numbers. ... (12 replies)
... :wave: I have also read the book Myth of osteoporsis. I still would like to know howthey come up the the T scores to measure the test results. How haas this become a major problem in the country when it has no test backup for osteoporis (it appears for only 20 years or less).
I have osteoporsis and taking Forteo for four months now, still not sure if this is the right... (12 replies)
... Hi, I'm Natalie. Do you have Osteopenia or Osteoporis? Could be there but the only way to know is with a bone scan.
I'm turning 35 next week and I've had a Vitamin Deficency for over a year now. The way they found it was I was having female issues and since I have a family history of Osteoperosis in my family, my gyn sent me to a bone scan..... we'll turns out my lumber is... (10 replies)
... i have osteoarthritis,and osteoporis(hysteorectomy at age 20 I had a MRI a few dats ago and mr MD wants to see me aboiut the results, should i be nervious? what new things can show up?? (2 replies)
... My doctor has suggested I need to either go on Forteo or Estravest for my osteoporis. I am trying to research my options and decide which is best for me. I have been on Actonel, but because I am "still young":) (56) she feels I need something else, as it progressed this year, and you cannot stay on Actonel for more than 10 years. I am leaning toward the hormones, and maybe... (12 replies)
... I was one. I would only take drugs if I am fully diagnosed with osteoporis and and I'm at high risk of fractures. If it's osteopenia I think it's much better and healthier approach calcium and resistance training. ... (79 replies)
... Carol, I don't know. You would have to talk to the social security administration and to whoever does your disability at work. It would be nice to know. Diane (1 replies)
... I am on long term disability through my former employer's insurance company for post-traumatic stress disorder and Bilateral Meniere's Disease. What happens when this runs out? I know I can apply for SS benefits, but will it pay as soon as the other benefits are exhausted? And I have recently been diagnosed with Osteoporis (I am only 45!). Is this also considered a disability?? (1 replies)
... Is Osteoarthritis the same as Osteoporis? (1 replies)
... I had a full body scan for osteoporis last week, the Doc said I may have osteoporini, not sure of the spelling of this one. ... (4 replies)
... I just turned 46 and found out I have Osteoporis in my back and Osteopenia in my hips. I am a smoker but not sure this is the reason I have this condition. ... (1 replies)
... I am a healthy 49 year old who has just been diagnosed with osteoporis. I have always had a good diet, never smoked, drank or lived unhealthy in any way. Milk has always been a daily regimen. I dance and have always worked out and been very active. I am thin and nobody in my family has this disease. Can anyone explain to me why I got this and other people I know who live... (1 replies)