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Re: Forteo
Apr 10, 2010
Hi Mitsy,
I'm on my second round of two years on Forteo. It took both myself and my doctor appealing the denial to the medication in order for 2 more years to be approved. It was approved based on the fact that I can not take bisphosphonates at least orally due to a stomach ulcer. My doctor said that the FDA guidelines limited Forteo to 2 years but she was requesting 2 more years after a break from treatment with Forteo of 3 years.

I would suggest that you see a specialist about your osteoporosis because a family doctor is not going to be able to justify to your insurance company why you need a second round of treatment with Forteo. I also see a rheumatologist. They just know more about this condition and how to treat it.

After the past year on Forteo I made an 11.7% gain in bmd. I haven't had any side effects either. Let me know if you want more information.

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