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Hi Kathie: There was just a couple of other things I forgot to mention. If you had blood tests done before the Forteo, like you mentioned, then that would explain how the dr knew your Calcium and Thyroid was normal. There are many test for different glands etc that are determined through blood tests. I'm glad your Thyroid is okay, and they probably checked your Parathyroids, vit D, magnesium, and phosphorous as well.

Good luck with the lung infection, that must be tough. I'm one of those people who have a terrible time taking antibiotics, and luckily I don't have to take them very often. I get really sick from them and my mom was the same way. Actually the side effects you're getting from the Forteo are almost exactly like the ones I get from anti, so you see, we are all different in what we can take.

I don't know if you have to take a lot of meds, but you might want to consider upgrading your Medicare Part D plan next year to a Enhanced or Premium plan... They cost a bit more a month, but it really lowers the copay price on all the different meds. If I had gone with the basic plan at Humana, I would be paying what you have to for the Forteo (30% of retail) which for me comes up to about 180.00 a mo like you said. When I'm not in the coverage gap, my Forteo is 65.00 a month with the premium plan, and then drops to 30.00 after the gap. In the end the more expensive plan saves me money, because I have other expensive "brand" name drugs I have to take so the cost savings is definitely worth it for me.

Don't worry about the Forteo, if you can't take it, you tried and that's the important thing. Have you thought about Fortical nasal spray? I don't know how much it costs, but it can't be as expensive as the Forteo. However, if you have any allergies to fish (salmon) then you wouldn't be able to take that either, but you could ask about it.

I hope your antibiotic isn't real expensive because I know some of them are over 400.00 a mo retail.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do. If you have any other questions just ask.:wave:





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