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... I had switched to my thighs for about a month, but I'm sure that any weight gain I've had has not been Forteo-related, but just plain not watching what I eat related. Anyway, since it's easier to just open the top button of my pants to give the shot in the belly, I went back to that. So I'm pretty much back to using the belly exclusively. I didn't notice anything different... (73 replies)
... I started Forteo one week ago. It was very hard for me to decide to do it, mainly because I have an aversion to needles. Indeed, the first time, I was a big baby and wasn't sure I could do it. My husband offered to do it for me, but I felt that if I was going to do this, I had to be able to do it myself. ... (7 replies)
... I give my shots on the left on odd days and on the right on even days. It works well except when there are 31 days and then I just do two days on the left. (8 replies)

... It hasn't even been a full month yet and already I am having problems remembering from one day to the next where I gave yesterday's Forteo injection. Sheesh! ... (8 replies)
... Anytime you give yourself an injection, when you stick the needle in...always pull back the plunger to make sure you haven't hit a blood vein. If blood comes into the syringe when you pull back on the plunger then you need to change the needle and move to a new injection site. ... (24 replies)
... Like you, I have been on Forteo for three months and have finally gotten pretty comfortable giving myself an injection. I have only used my thighs so far. ... (24 replies)
... Thanks for your replies, the red area is still there, after 9 hours but it is fading slowly. The injection hurt more so I think I hit a small vessel which may lead to a bruise but hopefully it won't happen often. I have only used my abdomen so far..... ... (7 replies)
... Honest injun, the injection is nothing, a piece of cake, a breeze, even in the abdomen!!! Matter of fact, the abdomen is even more comfortable than the thigh. ... (73 replies)
... Oh goshese, I started Forteo in August 2005. You'd have the check the date of the first post in this thread to see about when I started noticing it. ... (73 replies)
... The hardest part of injecting Forteo ...for me.... ... (7 replies)
... I've not found Forteo to cause weight gain for me, just that flabby roll in the abdomen which hasn't gone away nor increased since I quit giving my Forteo in the abdomen. I think it was more muscle tone than weight or fat. I'm well into my 3rd year on Forteo. I had GREAT improvment my first two years on it. ... (13 replies)
... I'm sure you will do fine with the Forteo. I have just finished the two years and had no problems with it at all. Initially, I was a basket case at the thought of giving myself an injection, but it really isn't that bad. After a few times, it was a piece of cake. ... (10 replies)
... I've been on Forteo for four months now. ... (24 replies)
... Congratulations on a job well done! ... (24 replies)
... I spoke with my Doctor about the side effects of the forteo shots and I am no longer taking them. I have been off of the shot for over two weeks and still have some residual effects. ... (12 replies)
... and I have a red area around injection site, it is not hard, just looks irritated and I feel it. Is this normal? ... (7 replies)
Forteo anyone
Oct 4, 2009
... So for me it also worked out great. I had a little dizziness my first week especially if I exercised but that passed and I had no other side effects. I have been off it for 1. ... (7 replies)
... o one can predict how much bone you will or will not increase with any of these medications. It is all very much an individual thing. Your doctor is correct that Forteo is the only currently approved medication that is proven to increase bone. ... (19 replies)
Forteo question
Nov 18, 2006
... e finished pens and needles so in my town the fire station will dispose of them. I think I would worry about taking two doses in one day, because I already have a elevated calcium level and can't risk it going any higher. ... (9 replies)
... hine when you mentioned the three words " just do it'" That is exactly what I say each and every time I give myself the injection. I was so ansy prior to giving myself the initial injection, I couln't handle the suspense any longer and said "just do it" and get it over with already. ... (15 replies)




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