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... Thank you, KATC45. I've been reading the boards but I get so confused about it all. I wish there was one place that would tell the pros and cons about Forteo, Boniva and the others and then list alternatives. Jumping from topic to topic, I just can't keep it all straight. I'm not stupid, but I have trouble concentrating and organizing all this information. People say... (13 replies)
... I haven't had any side effects from the Forteo other than some flab in the abdomen I've never had before in my life. And my thighs, now that I've quit giving my Forteo in the abdomen, are showing some flab and I don't like that at all but given the alternatives .... we do what we gotta do. ... (73 replies)
... Look in to all the alternatives and figure out which will cause the least amount of problems. ... (11 replies)

... The option of some clinical trial is not available to me in this area. Therefore, it wouldn't be too smart of me to stop the Forteo at this point. ... (73 replies)
... I've never heard a Dr recommend Forteo longer than the 24 months, did your Dr actually say that? ... (11 replies)
... I used the Forteo for 2 years and it worked great. The only problem is that it's a time limited medication and even though I wanted to continue it, my doctor wouldn't agree. ... (11 replies)
... Hi: If your insurance won't pay for Forteo, they usually have an appeals process that you could try to get them to pay for some of the cost. Look at your policy for Tier Change, or Drug Exception and follow the rules for trying to get them to pay for it. With the insurance I have, which may differ from your's, they tell you to fill out the Drug Exception form and fax it to... (15 replies)
... as I have never had to before the forteo. I am hoping he provides me with some alternatives that will maintain all the good results that the last 2 years have built up. ... (11 replies)
... I went to see the MD last week. Some notable info. No one on Forteo has had a report of bone cancer. I was glad to hear that. No three months on, three months off yet either, not glad to hear that. ... (25 replies)
... :dizzy:Forteo discontinued because enough money is not being made. I also was on the drug, but after doing research and finding this web site, made the choice to stop taking Forteo. I would suggest reading the Book the Myth of osteoporosis by Gillian Sanson. Also there are other alternatives to help your bones beside drugs. Please don';t let this stop you from helping... (13 replies)
... I just finished up 2 years on Forteo and I have nothing but positive words about it. After just a few months my back pain was almost gone and I feel so much stronger in general with lots of energy. ... (11 replies)
... My 2 years on Forteo will be up at the end of next month. I saw the endocrinologist and I can not continue on with Forteo. ... (9 replies)
... I am on Forteo for 5 + months, since starting I have depression, leg aches that prevent going to sleep, major insomnia up every two hours, and frequent Hot flashes. All the sites are saying that only a few % of people are having these systems. I suspect this is widespread. I have a call in to my Doctor, but the choices are : continue or stop. I wish I could help us all but... (3 replies)
... The only down side is that there aren't great alternatives for treatment after Forteo. ... (7 replies)
... I've been on Forteo for 16 months with great results and no side effects. The FDA limited Forteos use to 24 months. ... (11 replies)
... I think the one thing that had me scared was my Dr had said I would be on Forteo for the rest of my life and now I'm reading that several users have only been on this for two years. ... (11 replies)
... Even before I took the tests he was talking about taking this Forteo which sort of set me back on my heels. ... (11 replies)
... Hi Kathy-and a welcome from me too! You don't have to rush into any treatment right away. Take your time, do some research into treatment options, and consider reading "The Myth of Osteoporosis" by Gillian Sanson to put things into perspective. These boards have some wonderfully informative posts which you may find helpful. You mentioned having high urinary calcium: were... (11 replies)
... s have gone down with the latest scan and my Dr immediately said I should start with the Forteo shots. ... (11 replies)
... ould appreciate hearing what you learn about that 3 months on, 3 months off regimen. Heck, even 3 months on, 1 month off might be a pleasant break. Ah, given the alternatives I'm looking forward to starting the Forteo. A year seems such a lonnnnnnnng time 'til we can even hope to do a DEXA and maybe see some results. ... (80 replies)


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