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  1. body is not absorbing vitamin d 15th August 2007
    ... possibly involved. Oh and one other point, I am on forteo for the osteoporosis and I recently noticed on the ... rescription that they found that d levels go down while on forteo ....

  2. Need advice on Forteo for 81 year old woman 10th August 2007
    ... BeckyFL, While I'm not in my 80's, I found out that the Forteo works to build bone and fairly quickly. I saw results ... mom has a fracture the doctor is probably hoping the Forteo would help heal it faster. What type of nasal spray ... a customer care program where they can provide the Forteo free of charge in some cases and I think it's based ... then great.I didn't have any side effects from the Forteo but everyone is different so she would just have to...
    ... has taken in the past. And that risk is no worse w/ Forteo than any other med. I've had EXCELLENT results ... w/ Forteo as well. In two years, from 2005 to 2007, my bone ... when I was first Dx'd w/osteoporosis whereas prior to Forteo I just kept losing bone! Your mother's doctor should ... 100,000 IU of scripted vitamin D weekly along w/the Forteo . Currently I am on 50,000 IU of vitamin D weekly as ... well as starting my 3rd year on Forteo . I'm a believer!!...
    ... Can I ask how much you end up paying per month for Forteo ?...
    ... Hi Becky: I've been on Forteo for 15 mos with no side effects and excellent bmd ... results. I would consider forteo at any age because it's worth it. What type of ... freebies. Since there aren't a lot of people on forteo -usually because of cost-the drs have to give away...
    ... having allergies to them over the years. I was on forteo for 2 weeks and had side effects, I wasn't anticipating...

  3. Osteoporosis and Healthy Teeth 9th August 2007
    ... about osteoclastic/blastic activity, because I'm on Forteo , and wondered if my count was high enough, would that ... know 2 people with numbers that high. Since I'm on Forteo my NTx is up to 79, which of course is no where near...
    ... high if you took or are taking bisphosphonates, or Forteo like I am. If a high CTx score (150) means your bones ... extraction, my concern is how do you get to that score. Forteo raises the CTx score gradually, and antiresorptives ... extraction, to get a score like they suggest. Since forteo raises you CTx, it would be logical to wait until...
    ... the other posters, I don't take bisphosphonates or Forteo . My doc wanted me on Fosamax, but I refused, much...
    ... last NTx was 108!!! I am not on biphosphonates or forteo . I'm taking Ezorb now and many supplements but I...
    ... that is GOOD. Bone Meds that raise NTx and BSAP: Forteo and possibly Strontium Ranelate (the rx version)....
    ... see high numbers (above normal) if you are taking Forteo , like me and others, which makes no sense logically ... number, but that is NOT the case when you are taking Forteo , you want it to be elevated or above normal, or above ... either antiresorptives (fosamax etc) or anabolics ( forteo etc), which you aren't. If you have anymore questions...
    ... hashimoto's) but never testosterone tested.I have been on forteo for 10 mnths now. Starfish when you said that about...

  4. DesertBloom -trtmt update 9th August 2007
    ... the ntx is responding as he would expect from the forteo . When I first saw him, I took my 5 months lab result ... asked does this alter the possible plan about stopping forteo at 12 months. He said that plan will be looked at ... and went through the sample packet given to me at forteo class, and found freebie 3/16 needles. Well that...
    ... ok and he said , it is consistent with being on the forteo ....
    ... Osteoblast, I had the same reaction when I was on Forteo , my NTx went real high, similar to yours, and my BSAP ... showed I lost another 10% in bone mass. I was on Forteo 7 months, and decided I had enough of this since I ... looking at fractures. My doctors also said that the Forteo was working just as they expected. As I looked around ... their office, all I could see were advertisements for Forteo , including their tissue boxes, and other items on ... stop it and try something else. Even if I stayed with Forteo , I didn't want to go back on Fosamax afterward, so ... out of me than putting in me. Once I went off the Forteo , all of the bone pain stopped. Before I stopped, I...
    ... Naturalman- I am sorry that you had additional loss on the forteo . I also thank you for trying to help me and others ... doc and mine said our numbers look consistent with forteo treatment- maybe that is correct? If you firmly ... that your additional bone loss was caused by your forteo treatment you or your doc should contact Lilly and ... perhaps you would then help many more people. If the forteo was in fact the cause of your bone loss, Lilly should ... elevated ntx and a barely elevated BSAP while on forteo absolutely means a person is experiencing bone loss...
    ... everyones going to have a different reading. With Forteo you want to see an increase in both resorption markers ... markers rise slowly after a brief delay after starting Forteo . Since both numbers went up, then that "is" an increase ... markers. I never tried the larger needles with forteo , but I would imagine the smaller ones are much easier...
    ... about the number and he said it is consistent with forteo and just proceed with forteo until my next appt. at...
    ... this info on the lab report has nothing to do with forteo . 2. Concern raised by naturalman's experience ... he responded that the results were consistent with forteo .My mind just cannot see how this is a good thing...
    ... bonemarkers I posted ages ago? As you already know, Forteo should raise both resorption/formation markers, and...
    ... based on whether you are taking bisphosphonates or forteo . I'm concerned, however, that my resorption is ... increased approx. 200% from the level at 5 months on forteo . I didn't have the NTx test prior to that. That ... approx. 20% increased from the level at 5 months on forteo . What this differential means, I don't know. I ... then off fosamax for 6 weeks, and then started on forteo . Yes, I reviewed the healthy teeth thread. I was...
    ... always thought the higher the score, for NTx, with Forteo the better, but no one has ever been able to confirm...

  5. Fosomax Warning 9th August 2007
    ... itself against liability claims. I may be going off forteo in 2 months and the doc wants to follow up with bisphos...
    ... The daily injection is Forteo ....
    ... medication names I can't remember half of them. Are you on Forteo ???? If so, is it building any bone for you....

  6. Vitamin D question 6th August 2007
    ... After using Forteo for 1 year, my bone density improved only slightly ... serious digestive problems (the reason I am on the Forteo injections instead of pills) and am sure that I will...

  7. Shewolf's latest Dexa scan results 4th August 2007
    ... scan. Two weeks ago, I got my second, after being on Forteo for about 8 months. Lumber Vertebrae: total bone ... the prior study in 2005. My doctor said to continue Forteo . I got a little upset at the first part of the report ... several months (I couldn't take Actonel) until I went on Forteo , so all in all, it could be much worse. The Forteo ... times, although I seldom take any meds for it. If the Forteo strengthens my bones, though, I might be able to exercise...
    ... I know you feel discouraged, but the Forteo is a 2-year plan, so you should keep on with it. ...
    ... just be around the corner from an increase with the forteo . As long as your score hasn't gotten worse, I think ... too, you might want the dr to order it to see if the forteo is working on that level. Good luck, and I hope...
    ... My PTH intact was low, which she attributed to the Forteo . But I wonder about that. It should be 12-65, and ... tests showed normal). "Low PTH, probably from the Forteo " is how she summed that one up. I do a lot of walking...
    ... me not to have a bone density test before being on Forteo for 18 months because I would be disappointed. Apparently ... understand what he said. I had a very good gain with Forteo , but didn't have the test until I'd been on the drug...
    ... Dear Shewolf, I was on Forteo for about 7 months, and it actually reduced my BMD ... endo dr. and my PCP both wanted me to continue on the Forteo , but with a 10% reduction in my density, I can't afford ... go alternative. The other thing that got me about Forteo , even if you take it for the 2 years, you have to ... those) or you lose all of the gains you made with Forteo within 6 months to a year. It really doesn't make ... Shewolf, what will you do at the end of two years on Forteo ? If you don't go on Actonel or something like it, ... s a problem most patients aren't looking at after Forteo , they think they will retain the gains without being...
    ... undoubtedly tell the tale! I heard so many stories in the Forteo training class from people who had stayed on various ... years and gone downhill, so to speak. As for after Forteo , well, LOL, at my age (75) there may not be an after ... Forteo issue, although I am in reasonably good health other ... more bisphosphonates was more than I could endure. If Forteo eventually works and they okay it longer term, or...

  8. Hand osteoporosis 4th August 2007
    ... with my hands, as well as spine and hips. I am on forteo now. So, tell your mom to be careful with her hands...

  9. My mom was just diagnosed with Osteo in her hip 3rd August 2007
    ... hormones, Calcitonin (injectable and nasal spray) and Forteo (but it's supper expensive). Strontium Citrate is...

  10. Fantastic Improvement 3rd August 2007
    ... man in the program. In Oct of 2005 I started on Forteo , which I took until April of this year. In addition ... is an understatement. Needless to say the combined Forteo , Human Growth Hormone, and Testosterone has worked...
    ... Do you have one of those drs that will keep you on Forteo , or will you try something else? It's strange but ... ddd, stenosis, many back surgeries, and have been on Forteo since Apr 06. My scores went from -3.6 spine 2004 ... taking Actonel and calcium/exercise, then went on Forteo in 2006 and last dxa (they now have one in town) was ... only" of the spine NO hip score:) Then after taking Forteo for 13 mos I had my first dxa and those are the low...
    ... definitely be prohibitive, though:) What about the Forteo , will you be continuing with those shots, too? Can...
    ... definitely be prohibitive, though:) What about the Forteo , will you be continuing with those shots, too? Can ... determine your levels. I was allowed to only take Forteo for 18 months, that was the Maximum time allowed when ... in 2 years I have had a 35% increase in BMD from Forteo , HGH, and Testosterone. The only thing that has changed ... recently is the discontinuance of Forteo , and I am back on Fosadvance. I will be asking my ... Endo in Sept to be put back on Forteo as I have heard that in Canada, they are now allowing...
    ... stosterone As mentioned I will be asking to be put back on Forteo if my Endo will agree. My hair colour continues to...
    ... the amount that you are taking every day? I was on Forteo before the HGH, but I lost bone mass in 7 months by ... doctors I went to in NYC said that I shouldn't take Forteo and HGH together; he was head of the osteoporosis ... center at NYU. Well I stopped the Forteo and refused to go back on Fosamax. So please tell...
    ... time feel I should ask my Rhumie to put me back on Forteo . Have you had your testosterone level checked? I ... would be in total disagreement with yours on the HGH/ Forteo issue. My Endo/Ruhmie work together with Osteo patients ... measure what medication gave the bone increase HGH or Forteo . That is why your Forteo Dr does not like HGH taken ... at the same time, it may sque the Forteo results, its not because there is a bad reacation...

  11. Figuring percentage changes on dxa's 30th July 2007
    ... to my intake of vit. d and calcium as well as the forteo . The pcp wants me to wait another 2 weeks to see ... few weeks to being at the right level. As to the forteo and what is happening there, I just had more labs ... t know now what is going to be done regarding the forteo . I wonder if my present illness will impact on the ... appreciate your input.Also thank you for the info regarding forteo curve and dexa results....
    ... a patient who increased 15% in first 12 months on forteo and that they decided to stop the forteo. Your results ... could you remind me how your ntx numbers went while on forteo . It's so odd that here is an endo spec. who puts some...
    ... I don't know how accurate that is. In the post on forteo bmd didn't it say there were 44% who got a greater ... factor in the variables, plus she has seen others on forteo with that much of an increase (1 SD point). My variables ... limitations. Interesting you would mention stopping the forteo , because that could be a consideration if someone ... tests they were good, (1st) 75 [3 mos after starting forteo ] (2nd) 79 [10 mos after starting forteo] and on my...

  12. Honey I've shrunk! 26th July 2007
    ... for the surgeon to have enough to work with. Hoping Forteo does the job, but at this point the clasts still seem...
    ... sacroilitis, AS, osteo, OA and scoliosis. I'm on forteo and it's really helping the bone density, I just hope...
    ... italization. I do not appear to be growing new bone despite Forteo (since last Dec.) New surgeon wants to remove all ... this doesn't happen. May have to turn to strontium if Forteo doesn't do the job. Neither kypho nor vertebroplasty...
    ... and of course some it doesn't work, but I sure hope forteo can build some new bone for you because it seems like ... please let me know. Any thoughts on keeping you on forteo longer? I read about another new form of it that...

  13. Delivery Service from UPS 24th July 2007
    ... My Forteo comes to me via UPS. Last month the delivery was...
    ... might want to consider that if they'll do it. My forteo comes from Fed Ex and after one mishap, I had the...

  14. forteo side effects 22nd July 2007
    ... Hi: I've been taking forteo for 14 mos, and haven't had any side effects, except ... any way it could be coming from something other than forteo , like something you just started doing, or taking ... side effects in the literature you rec'd with the forteo and see if these are listed. I don't recall reading...
    ... Hi alisabc7, I have been on forteo since July 12th and I can identify with what you are ... of lack of energy, that was never a problem before forteo . I don't have vivid dreams, but I do have a constant ... feeling of being unwell. I did call the nurse at forteo and she said she was not at liberty to give any directions ... of life that I so enjoyed before my injections of forteo . I did however feel maybe I needed to give my body ... that have not had any side effects whatsoever from forteo , and what a wonderful gift that would be. I don ... with my birds and flowers was greater than taking the forteo , now this dizziness is keeping me away from what I...
    ... wildflowers - I started the Forteo on June 1 and only took it for maybe 2 or 3 weeks...
    ... someone else out there can identify with side effects of forteo . When you mentioned weak legs, you didn't feel they...
    ... you're having such horrific side effects with the forteo , that's really too bad, since I was really hoping ... decision like I mentioned weeks ago. I'm hoping that the forteo will prevent further fractures for me, because I can...
    ... a) it's not in my head, and (b) it is probably the Forteo . However, my spells are fleeting when they occur and ... it bothers my appetite. I am persevering with the Forteo , at least until I get results of the Dexa scan, because...
    ... that it is "not all in your head." I really wanted forteo to work, I did hang in there as long as I could, unsteadine ... not unsteady, not woozy, not being lighheaded before forteo to compare it with.. I knew mine was definitely forteo ... the norm have you been doing, the answer to me was, forteo , forteo, forteo. The potassium you mentioned would...
    ... feel like I need to do something for my bones and Forteo is my last chance. So far I have not had any surgery...
    ... "Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="SeaGreen"]I've been using Forteo for 2 months and noticed I've started perspiring a ... face. Has anyone else had this side effect from Forteo ? Cheers![/FONT]...
    ... [QUOTE=alisabc7;3113558]Hi--I have just started forteo and am wondering if anyone has found the same side ... I was not a dreamer at all until I started taking forteo a year ago and now have almost nightly vivid dreams ... exercizing all strange feeling goes away. I take my forteo at night. Hope this helps you not feel so alone!...
    ... spells first thing at night. Was on (notice was) Forteo since Jan. '07. Then, started having many times a...

  15. understanding dexa scan results 18th July 2007
    ... Are you on any medication? Didn't you ask about forteo ? If so did you find out if your insurance will pay...
    ... mentioned briefly after my first appointment about the forteo shots. I still have to check with my insurance if...

  16. New here. Just started Forteo. 17th July 2007
    ... Hi Brittle welcome...I've been taking forteo for 14 mos and I haven't had any side effects. ... stomach upset will go away soon... Good luck with forteo , if you have any other questions just ask. Since...
    ... I've been on Forteo since December with no side effects whatsoever. ...
    ... I tried Forteo and had no side effects except extreme insomnia. ...

  17. Forteo medicine not clear, has particles, used it, can it cause a problem. 17th July 2007
    ... alcohol wipes when I inject myself, the nurse in the forteo class said it was not necessary to use the wipes, ... I couldn't believe it, making the decision to take forteo injections was hard enough, then when this happened ... from what you mentioned. If you overdose on this forteo there is no antedote, good thing everything is measured...
    ... Hi Wildflowers: Sorry about the forteo problem... I have never had that happen. I have...
    ... skin. I thought the glass chamber that holds the forteo was it, I was told there is another plastic covering ... my injection every evening, then I cross it off my forteo calendar. I am returning the pen this afternoon ... gave me food for thought to check more closely my forteo . It really is in the best interest for all of...
    ... The first time I used Forteo I was so nervous. I was planning to do it at bedtime ... my abdomen. I never noticed any skin problems from Forteo use other than the very temoporary red blotch that...
    ... already. I couldn't belive that my very first forteo pen had particles in it, like you taape there is ... have obsession compulsive disorder before you start forteo injections, it certainly will give you a taste of...
    ... really am thankful for this discussion regarding the forteo pen and the injection. It is so smoothed over so ... returning pens, Why don't they show pictures of what the forteo medication should look like in the chamber, they show...

  18. Osteoblast--Could you help me out? 15th July 2007
    ... take them anyway after seeing all the neg research. Forteo concern is not been researched for longer than 2 yrs...
    ... the allergist on thurs). She lightly mentioned Forteo , but I believe she did not push it since it has not...
    ... Amazon?? You asked what I was on now for osteo. It is forteo . I have been on it now for about 10 months. I may ... go on a bisphosphonate for a while and return to forteo at sometime for another course of treatment. It's ... ask you whether you recall reading any info on the forteo curve- that is the period your body has a big reaction ... further with it if I am not doing much on it. The forteo insert Figure2-looks like the peak is at 18mo. but ... maybe you could reply back on a thread that references forteo trtmt. curve. I would love to talk with you and anyone...

  19. DESERTBLOOM - Your Opinion, Please. 13th July 2007
    ... noticing that a few posters have been getting their Forteo treatment extended for over the 2 year limit. Would ... now, do you think:) Yes, I know, I don't take Forteo myself (or any med, for that matter). If I absolutely ... HAD to, I'd prefer Forteo over the rest. I very much doubt Kaiser would cover...
    ... reference to it in the Cleveland Clinics paper on Forteo in the section on: Is it safe to go beyond the recommended ... time limit on Forteo (paraphrased). The links around here somewhere I...
    ... the junk I have to:) BP, Cholesterol, glaucoma meds, forteo etc, etc. Your doing something right YEAH!!! I hope...

  20. I did it, my first forteo injection 12th July 2007
    ... . Anyway, the red blotch is normal, I've been on forteo for 2 years and I usually still get one, but it only...
    ... nurse also mentioned if we experienced back pain, forteo would help a great deal with our pain. When I was...
    ... someone else so aptly described. I, too envision the Forteo helping my body build new bones. The second best thing...
    ... injections will be a thing of the past, she said forteo is the most natural medication you can take for your ... osteoporosis. I asked her if she took forteo , she said no, because she has osteopenia, I than asked ... have to make a decision on what to take after the forteo , that is if I am on it for the full time. The nurse ... interesting, that I would ask about what to take after the forteo before I even took the forteo. A question, the ... tolerate alot more pain than others, but she said that forteo definitely helps with back pain. I will know immediately...
    ... I just wanted to wade in about Forteo and the cancer risk. When Forteo was first suggested ... infusable bisphosphonates. So, I really looked into Forteo as a future consideration. I was able to thoroughly ... read the information on the rat studies for Forteo . What struck me very early in my reading the rat ... studies was that 1. the rats were on Forteo their ENTIRE life. 2. rats continue to grow bone their ... 2 my life so far. Remember those poor rats were on Forteo from natal until death. But Forteo was unheard of ... scripted doses of vitamin D in preparation for starting Forteo . It wasn't that my vitamin D or calcium levels were ... tested normal) at a particular level before starting Forteo . Due to LOUSY office staff and inability to get thru ... week to 50,000 once a week). I finally started on Forteo in August 2005. (It had nothing to do w/my vitamin ... aches or pains or fractures. After 10 months on Forteo (plus continuing the scripted vitamin D) my June 2006 ... score was -3.1 and hip -2.7 After 24 months on Forteo (plus continuing the scripted vitamin D - and LESS ... in 11 years, 9 of them untreated for osteoporosis, Forteo (along w/the vitamin D and no calcium supplementation ... of my 65 years of existence and those rats were on Forteo their entire life .... my Endo and I have opted to ... continue on Forteo another 12 months (whilst I pray for Strontium Ranelate...
    ... history of osteoporosis and your decison to take forteo . The nurse mentioned several times at the classes ... , people are taking forteo for longer periods of time without concern and worry ... make a decison today, right now, taking evista after forteo would be my choice. Again, thank you for your post...
    ... I'll add my congratulations on your first Forteo shot. I thought I'd faint from panic the first time ... to maintain my bone gains, which were very good on Forteo . If not, it's back to Forteo for me. By the way...
    ... for being so frightened. I am so excited about my forteo journey now, I am keeping a journal to look back over ... after it's all said and done. At the classes for forteo injections they gave me a rubber band bracelet which ... proudly now. I am so happy that your experience with forteo has been positive and uplifting. My doctor said that...
    ... reassure newbies who will post that they're starting Forteo . You will be surprised how easy it all becomes. ...
    ... thank God we still can choose. I chose to take forteo injections, some will take calcium and vitamin D...
    ... Hi Vera welcome!!!! I've been on forteo for 14 months, and I don't have "any" side effects ... and the paragraph that's titled "Who should not take Forteo ". I think the main concern with cancer and forteo ... bone. I would definitely check this out. Sometimes forteo is used for people who have fractures that don't heal ... or for those getting hip, knee replacements, and forteo can speed the healing and "bone growth". This may ... //www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF#search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url] :) :)...
    ... I Make My Final Decision In Regards To Trying The Forteo I Shall Get Back To You A.s.a.p.thankyou Again Im...

  21. I'm new and want to share so we can help each other 12th July 2007
    ... wanted to do something. My gynaecologist wanted me on Forteo , but I won't do it because I'm uncomfortable with...
    ... D and get out in the sun. I responded real well to Forteo but after being off of it for 6 months my scores are...
    ... D and get out in the sun. I responded real well to Forteo but after being off of it for 6 months my scores are ... must be very frustrated after your experience with Forteo . This whole osteoporosis thing has become a full...
    ... found contributors such as: Eli Lily & Company - Forteo Amgen - Denosumab GlaxoSmithKline -Boniva Merck...
    ... since I've tried every osteo drug out there including Forteo . I just couldn't tolerate the side effects of any...

  22. Another question about Actonel 11th July 2007
    ... give you an specific info on it and I switched to forteo which helped a lot. Good Luck...:)...

  23. Biking good for osteoporosis?? 10th July 2007
    ... take the biophosphatates due to stomach issues. Forteo , concerned about the osteosarcoma and the fact that...
    ... either due to stomach problems. If I was offered the Forteo again I would take it though. I worry about not being ... on anything with my T scores. It's too bad that Forteo can't be used long term. I'm hoping for new meds soon...
    ... from you on tai chi. Oh, and I have other calcium and forteo news to update on my old high calcium thread-in a ... quickie nutshell -calcium is A OK, and I may be off the forteo after 12 months and do a forteo revisit later after...
    ... last high/normal score?? Interesting about the forteo and bisphos, is there a specific reason for this decision...
    ... designated driver. On the calc. he said my regimen- forteo and high d has pushed my calc. buttons and that as ... basically ok with my calc. levels. . He said the forteo and high d doses I am taking worked like a test case ... because the pth didn't go up. Also he did confirm forteo could have a lowering effect on one's pth, but yet ... put a few more comments. And onto the big one , the forteo , his remark regarding possibly halting at 12 months ... No final decision yet. After dexa at 12 months on forteo and an ntx and bsap, the decision will be made. My ... appears to be linked to that initial uptake surge on forteo and then a somewhat rapid return to baseline. From ... Felicia Cossman was doing the alternating period forteo / bisph although I think it was several month periods ... going on. We didn't even talk about when the next forteo would start. Again this is speculative for now and ... loop and I really was interested in asking him if forteo might have damaged my liver - scary thought. Well ... point, in reviewing the one ntx done at 5 months on forteo , and a recent bsap, as well as a dexa 5 months in ... hear. But, at least I did what I could do with the forteo and finding an endo/bone spec. and now I have a ... the news of my maybe limited response to the first forteo installment , I am ok with this. He said the forteo...
    ... blob_fire If stopping and then restarting the forteo will increase the bonemarkers, and growth, that would...

  24. Stopping Forteo after 1 1/2 years 7th July 2007
    ... Hi Sassiesmom, Nice to meet you. I used for Forteo for 2 years and didn't have any side effects that ... of. So your wondering if taking hormones of which Forteo is, is causing you to be sick? It's a synthetic but ... after a long period of time but I'm not sure about Forteo . I can't give you much information but can sympathasize...
    ... since I can't tolerate any of the osteo meds including Forteo . Perhaps you could ask your doctor if you could try ... in order to preserve whatever gains you achieved on Forteo ....
    ... kind of pain and sickness did you experience with Forteo ? I've been on it a month....
    ... I took Forteo for the entire 2 year allowed period. I don't remember ... 3 months, mainly in my spine, before I started the Forteo . KathyMac...
    ... me, or when I saw the Dr. after the first year on Forteo . I guess I will try to call back to his office tomorrow...
    ... type of study are you in? Is it some type of new forteo dose? I'm on my 14th month with no side effects ... would want to see you and possibly take you off of the forteo if it's determined that it is related. Did you ever ... have chemo/rad to the bones before starting forteo ??? Does this study group know you had endomet... ... ? before starting the forteo ?? Good luck, you might get a call faster if you...
    ... else and he thought I was a good canidate for the Forteo study. Both doctors knew I had had endometriosis ... problem now is the endo, and I'm not sure what part the Forteo has in it. I just know that I'm feeling better now ... that I have been off the Forteo for a week. I had called the gyno's office last week ... advised me to talk to the doctor who prescribed the Forteo . It appears I'm stuck in the middle of these two...
    ... them soon. I'm not familiar with any side effects on forteo , so I can't help you there. Good luck, I hope...

  25. "Severe "osteo explanation...new thread from previous one... 7th July 2007
    ... talking about! About 4 months ago, I started the forteo injections and am working on a positive attitude!...
    ... end up bent further forward with each one. I'm on forteo as well and it seems to be doing really good, so I ... do it.:) I hope you continue to do well on the forteo !!!...

  26. Recently diagnosed 7th July 2007
    ... BMD tests accurate for men? I am also considering forteo or maybe a nasal spray. One more thing, I have never...
    ... factors, but you do what you have to... I'm taking forteo and doing very well on it, so there is a bright side ... tried Actonel, but it didn't work and switched to forteo . The miacalcin spray is good too, but it doesn't ... work as fast as the forteo does. I'm sure you'll figure out what to take, you...

  27. Are You Getting Enough Natural Vitamin D-Maybe Not 6th July 2007
    ... of them-don't know about Kaiser-won't pay for the forteo . Try to keep track of how much natural D and supplementa...
    ... know whether Kaiser would pay for some part of the Forteo cost (but I suppose if one can't tolerate bisphosphonates ... able to offer an alternative). I haven't asked for Forteo . They'd probably want me to take Fosamax first to...
    ... fosamax etc) the insurances will consider covering the forteo , but you may have to get prior authorization on it ... alternative med a shot, and went ahead to cover the forteo . Good luck with your interminable wait with Kaiser...

  28. DesertBloom-NTX and Combipatch 5th July 2007
    ... 2.Alk. phosphatase 104/UL (38-126) after 9 months forteo . Pre forteo approx 11 months ago alk phos was 77 ... Bone Spec Alk Phos. I did not have this done before forteo . At 4 months into forteo it was 20ug/l (premeno... =14) (postmeno< or=22). At 9 months into forteo 21.2ug/l. So no movement here- Could you look at what ... and let me know. 4.NTX -I don't have a before forteo .Only at 4 months into forteo I have one it was done...
    ... not, but I'll look it up. I'll have to check what Forteo should do to ALK, and BSAP, since I've never had those ... range on mine (5-79) [post meno] after 11 months on Forteo , and my Mineral Met Dr thought this was good/improvement ... , meaning the Forteo is working. My first NTx was 79 ref range was (4 ... -69) [post meno] after 3 months on Forteo , and again she said this was good. For some reason ... had them. I never had a baseline to compare to pre Forteo :) :) . I was taking low dose estrogen on the last ... hormones are antiresporptives and "should" blunt the Forteo . I'm not totally convinced on this, which I'll explain ... NTx rises quickly then levels out over time while on Forteo . Something I find extremely interesting is the ... I always make sure it's been 24 hrs since the last Forteo shot per my Drs instructions before they draw the ... at night making this procedure hard to do, but the Forteo should raise your Ca from 4-6 hrs or more, post dose...
    ... response to your question about how many hours post forteo are the labs-it has really varied , at least 12 would ... of my highest was probably more like 10 hours after forteo . 2Alk phosphatase this one was on a comprehensive ... But the big boost from last alk phos. test pre forteo - and what I read on the net make me wonder. If you ... much movement one point from 4 months to 9 months on forteo . That doesn't seem like much happening. Well, this ... mention it because it looked ok. It was 22 (9mo on forteo 12-88) 26.3 (5mo on forteo 12-65) 35 (before forteo11...
    ... NTx etc) are supposed to increase while you're on Forteo . Bone formation markers are suppose to peak at the ... first month on Forteo and resorption markers peak at the 6 month. You can ... with antiresorptive therapy (Actonel et al) and not Forteo . I read your new Drs Bio and he sounds superb, ... He sounds great, I really hope it works out. Forteo spikes calcium levels after the injection, so I was ... definitely help your bones, however will it blunt the Forteo , and that's what we DON'T know. I'm not sure ... normal, and it probably has nothing to do with the Forteo , and that it normally fluctuates.:) I definitely ... scan and I just couldn't stand the idea of taking Forteo and not know if it's working or not. If you factor ... the NTx test, you can still get an idea of how the Forteo is effecting your collagen, so I wanted her to do ... http://www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF#search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url] Look for the para...
    ... much.I guess now that we are getting deep into the forteo treatment would the ntx not be so much of interest ... I will be sure to ask about best course following forteo ....
    ... taking of low dose estrogen may blunt the effect of forteo . In the book Strong Women , Strong Bones the following ... more to me like estrogen would not blunt but assist forteo . I am not enthusiastic about estrogen but---if it ... would help the forteo do its work , I would consider it while on forteo ... osteoblast activity and wouldn't that be synergistic with forteo ?...
    ... proved that antiresorptives do blunt the effects of forteo . Now the problem is those tests were done with the ... are no substantive tests that were done on HRT and forteo , so we really don't know what the effect would be ... lies. I believe that there have been some tests on forteo and HRT, that say there shouldn't be a blunting effect ... on forteo , but the statement isn't extremely clear. If you ... estrogen and raloxifene may not have the same effect on forteo '' as the other antiresorptives do. Again there is ... is "...until we do head to head studies on estorgen- forteo the isuue will not be resolved... Cleveland Clinic ... vague verbage to explain whether or not it hurts the forteo . Well with this in mind, I went on the low dose ... here you could ask yourself, is the combo of estrogen/ forteo a cause for the great dxa, or is it something else ... you read the link below check out pages 8 & 9 about Forteo and Antiresorptives... :) [/FONT][/SIZE] [url...
    ... Actually I was talking to Thyme2be about this and forteo a while ago. I'll have to call her out like you say ... Anyway, what I read was that the coadministration of forteo and hydrochlorothiazide (25 mgs) did not effect serum ... calcium levels with the 40 mcg of forteo . I have no idea what it does with the 20 mcgs we ... be mute since nothing happens at the higher dose of forteo . A higher dose of hydro...had not been studied ... in conjunction to forteo . 24 hour urine test for calcium, with hydro... ... calcium levels went up by, I think, 2% while taking forteo . I know that some people take diuretics for osteo ... factor, but the main discussion was on it's use with forteo . If there was any way it could raise my calcium ... only mentions the other type Furo... doing that with forteo . Hope that helps... You now have given me an question ... been constantly getting lower in the last year (since forteo ). I've had high BP, mitral valve, and a murmur since...

  29. Osteoporosis? Severe Osteoporosis? what is the difference? 5th July 2007
    ... Hi everyone, I am about to start taking my forteo injections on July 12th, I have been told I have severe ... more about all of this since my day for injections of forteo is getting closer. Blessings! Wildflowers...
    ... can see how you progress on your next test with the Forteo . My bone mass plunged as well when I went through...
    ... ask the nurse at my class on July 12th. Can I stop forteo at anytime or do I have to be weaned off of it, like ... some other meds. Would I be able to take the forteo every other day if I would notice some side effects ... dementia on a previous thread that was maybe caused by forteo , I looked it up and found out it is totally different...
    ... couldn't be further from the truth. You can stop Forteo at any time and DO NOT have to be weaned. I had to ... the answer. I never had any depression from the Forteo , but it wouldn't surprise me if someone wasn't "somewhat...
    ... of the wait and see thinking. Good luck with the forteo , Betty Lou. I know you do just fine on it..the power...
    ... why I am having so much concern with starting the forteo injections. I remember mom and grandma working...
    ... didn't change anything for me other than to go on forteo from actonel. I already knew I had osteoporosis from...

  30. had my first endo appointment 5th July 2007
    ... don't go back unil August 7. Does insurance cover forteo shots? The doctor also mentioned those. Thanks!...
    ... Insurances vary on Forteo coverage. I've had one bisphosphonate IV infusion ... IV bisphosphonate but before I was due for the next Forteo came available and I opted to go w/the Forteo. I've ... osteoporosis. My Endo and I have opted to continue the Forteo past the 2 year mark and we just got approval from ... 12 months use. The way I look at it, in 2 years Forteo undid 9 years of osteoporosis bone loss. (I wonder ... how many years it will take Forteo to get my bones back to age 25 ??? :) ;) :)...
    ... [QUOTE=CrohnieToo;3080810]Insurances vary on Forteo coverage. I've had one bisphosphonate IV infusion ... IV bisphosphonate but before I was due for the next Forteo came available and I opted to go w/the Forteo. I've ... osteoporosis. My Endo and I have opted to continue the Forteo past the 2 year mark and we just got approval from ... 12 months use. The way I look at it, in 2 years Forteo undid 9 years of osteoporosis bone loss. (I wonder ... how many years it will take Forteo to get my bones back to age 25 ??? :) ;) :) ... score of -2.5 that bad? I'm glad to hear that the Forteo helped you. Maybe that's the route I'll go. The...
    ... bleeding probs?? You mentioned a hematologist? Forteo may be a good choice, if your insurance will pay for...

  31. Forteo and loss of teeth 3rd July 2007
    ... .. I've never heard of these types of probs with Forteo or Requip, and I've been taking Forteo for 13 months ... problems started several years before I started on the Forteo and I've never taken Requip. Do you have any idea ... think is causing it? I've done a lot of reading on Forteo and haven't heard this complaint, but I'll keep an ... case. Let us know how it goes. When you stopped the Forteo did the problem stop? Good luck with all this:...
    ... I've never heard of this as a side effect of forteo either. In fact, my teeth improved while I was on...
    ... Remember that this happened directly after I finished forteo . I had had only one cavity my entire life. My cardiologis ... calcium due to use of parathyroid hormone which is what forteo is. To go in a short time from one cavity (when at...
    ... I just started Forteo for severe osteoporosis, and requip for rls, I have...
    ... for the severe osteoporosis that I have. I was on Forteo for about 7 months when a blood and urine test revealed ... that the Forteo was increasing my bone resorption, my NTx was extremely ... loss an extreme amount of Vitamin D. I went off the forteo immediately, and was put on 10,000 units of Vitamin ... the first thing he said was that he thought that the Forteo was causing your Vitamin D to go down like it did ... may be affecting teeth. I chose not to go back on Forteo based on these tests, and instead have been taking...
    ... for the severe osteoporosis that I have. I was on Forteo for about 7 months when a blood and urine test revealed ... that the Forteo was increasing my bone resorption, my NTx was extremely ... loss an extreme amount of Vitamin D. I went off the forteo immediately, and was put on 10,000 units of Vitamin ... the first thing he said was that he thought that the Forteo was causing your Vitamin D to go down like it did ... may be affecting teeth. I chose not to go back on Forteo based on these tests, and instead have been taking...
    ... significant and meaningful comments about my dilemma with forteo . I am thinking of a class action suit against Eli...
    ... this is exactly what is happening to me. I am not on Forteo , but I am slowly losing bone in my jaw. I have had...
    ... reading some of the problems others are having with Forteo , I decided to stop taking the injection. I have upper ... in this group have problems with acid reflux from Forteo ? Also, have anyone suffered from leg cramping? Anyway ... , I was due to get my next three months of the Forteo and called and canceled the order. Hope I've done...
    ... Have you decided for sure that you will end the forteo ? If so, you are the only one who can make that decision ... would have to be at or below -2.5 if you are on the forteo , so I hope you find something else you can take. ... Personally the only thing I ever heard about forteo and tooth loss, heart probs, and stomach ailments ... hard time relating tooth loss to parathyroid hormone ( forteo ). Just so you know in the trials of 2800 men and ... reported the same thing (tooth disorder w/o taking forteo ). The closest thing to acid reflux listed was dyspepsia ... these side effects, the placebo group (not getting forteo ) had very close numbers of incidences of the same ... caused the same problems except that it wasn't from forteo . Just thought I would give you the info if you want ... it. deleted It's really hard to say the forteo is causing this, but I hope your stopping it resolves ... cause your same problems that just coincided with the forteo . Anyway I wish you all the luck in the world and...

  32. Fosamax & me 1st July 2007
    ... though my bone density went way down after stopping Forteo . I also wish more alternatives were out there and...

  33. What's The Latest On Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis?? 30th June 2007
    ... because I'm also doing other things, particularly Forteo , which is probably responsible for most of my present...

  34. Wildflowers - Where Are You? 30th June 2007
    ... Hey wildflowers, where are you? How's the Forteo going? Do drop a line, hope everything is ok...
    ... concern it is deeply appreciated. I will be starting forteo on July 12th, that is when my first class is scheduled ... grandchildren, I didn't want to have to deal with carrying forteo around in a ice bucket. To be honest with you montesflus ... any excuse right now for not beginning forteo seems to feel o.k. with me, I feel very anxious about ... vertigo and get dizzy at times, the thought of putting forteo in my system and possibily creating the thing I most ... pushing a statin anymore. I initially was denied forteo , to be honest again, I wasn't disappointed, it...
    ... lot of people who had to fight the insurance cos on Forteo , and told them it was really important to not give...
    ... and peacful. :) Maybe I should give myself the forteo injection out in the garden in the evening, close...
    ... NTx (n-telopeptide) test done before you start the Forteo , that would be fantastic because you'll have a base ... improvements with if she orders them in 3 months (after forteo ) like my dr did. I didn't have the base line test ... sure wish I'd thought of it. The dr who rx'd the Forteo wasn't familiar with the test, so it wasn't done. ... At least it will tell you how you're doing on the Forteo w/o having to wait till your next dxa which in some...
    ... hear from you again. DON'T WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT THE FORTEO !:) You read what DesertBloom said about taking the...
    ... I went from being completely denied to starting forteo in July. My doctor wanted my bones to get stronger...

  35. Recently diagnosed & can't handle drugs...many questions! 29th June 2007
    ... Stron Citrate that you can get OTC here. I'm taking Forteo which is generally used for severe bone loss, or any ... the osteosarcoma link is really overblown (IMO). Forteo is considered the fastest bone building drug, and ... //www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF#search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url] Since you have these...
    ... check out strontium some more, and the calcitonin and forteo drugs, and I'm excited about the juvent device, which...

  36. Anyone have success with Fortical Nasal Spray? 29th June 2007
    ... shortly. I considered this drug before I went on Forteo , but my t-score was to low for the miacalcin and went ... on Forteo . I remember you said you didn't want to try the Forteo...
    ... so thank you from all!!! I was considering the Forteo , my reg doc had mentioned that the last time I was ... heard, I don't want to take those. My concern with Forteo is only being able to take it for 2 yrs and then...

  37. Dxa scores with a grain of salt 28th June 2007
    ... Taking Actonel, Calcium etc, exercise) Started Forteo April 2006 (stop it for a 1 1/2 months and restarted ... out how much of this improvement is attributable to Forteo , and how much to the overestimation. Because I'm...
    ... Too bad you didn't get a dexa before starting the forteo . Why did they do the QCT, and what is it? One ... minerals . You still have a good period of time left on forteo and so more renovation is likely. And, of course...
    ... out is "how" much of the increase is attributable to Forteo vs Overestimation. Either way the DXA should remain...
    ... has" seen improvements this great from others taking forteo , and added "...that's great stuff". I also asked ... if she see's a lot of patients on Forteo and she said no, but the ones she does see have had...

  38. Help! Don't think I can Forteo anymore... 28th June 2007
    ... coupled with intuition. If you feel good about the Forteo ...maybe the prescription was made wrong - like to...
    ... sorry to hear that you have had such problems with Forteo . I think I am one of the few here to have had headache ... , dizziness, severe loss of appetite from forteo . I had these problems bad when I took the forteo ... on - I weigh 115. My first endo who prescribed the forteo did not tell me when to take it . When I told her ... trouble falling asleep I can feel the effect of the forteo - the dizziness and a headache are the usual. Based ... wonder if you are having hypercalcemia due to the forteo . If you research hypercalcemia to me it sounds alot ... were experiencing. I went mildly hypercalcemic with forteo . The blood test showed calcium approx. .5 out of range ... your t score( why don't you check them and post them) forteo might be of significant help to you if you can find ... be damaged. When you had trouble tolerating the forteo , it would have been great to have a blood test and ... carefully monitored and helped I would think going back on forteo would be a big benefit to you. Again, a good doc...
    ... the problems, I was hoping they would go away, since Forteo is so good a growing new bones. You can only do what ... thought I would mention it. I'm doing well on the Forteo and posted my new scores earlier, which are quite ... take meds just to combat side effects, but since the Forteo could really help it might be something to consider...
    ... have to get another copy. I want to give the Forteo a chance too. That's why I need to see someone who...
    ... DesertBloom - To answer your question - when I took the Forteo before bedtime, the side effects were still there...
    ... ever decide to try it again. If it wasn't for the Forteo , I wouldn't be in this coverage gap either. Just ... 3 refills of Forteo puts you in the coverage gap that starts at 2400.00 ... that, my insurance will go back to paying for the Forteo , with a copay price (for me) of 30.00 a month. I ... also purposely choose a plan that covers Forteo outside of the gap, so I only have to deal with it ... this whole Medicare situation in another thread about Forteo and Ins Coverage, so I know what a pain it truly is...
    ... to mention. If you had blood tests done before the Forteo , like you mentioned, then that would explain how the ... Actually the side effects you're getting from the Forteo are almost exactly like the ones I get from anti, ... Humana, I would be paying what you have to for the Forteo (30% of retail) which for me comes up to about 180 ... 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 ... definitely worth it for me. Don't worry about the Forteo , if you can't take it, you tried and that's the important ... much it costs, but it can't be as expensive as the Forteo . However, if you have any allergies to fish (salmon...

  39. Fosteum ? 27th June 2007
    ... Still, this looks like something that those of us on Forteo might want to try after our 2 years on Forteo is up...

  40. Pardon My Brag 25th June 2007
    ... little. :blob_fire July will be my 24th month on Forteo . No calcium supplementation. 50,000 IU of Vitamin ... D weekly and FORTEO ! First time my DEXA was repeated on the SAME machine ... Hip T-score -2.7 And 01 Mar 05 before starting Forteo Lumbar T-score was 4.1 and Hip T-score was 3.0 ... switching to an IV bisphosphonate or opting to go w/ Forteo past the 24 month approved usage? Going w/continuing ... the Forteo OF COURSE! Hey, in 1996 my Lumbar T-score was ... long way, baby!! Here's wishing all of you taking Forteo as good or even better results!!!!!...
    ... than the 50,000 a week that you are on.I have been on forteo for 9 months so far . Please let us know if your ... doc is able to continue you on the forteo past 24 months. I know there are alot of us interested...
    ... blood draw results. Meanwhile he had started me on the Forteo . I've read of one or two others whose doctors have ... continued them on Forteo with not too much more of a headstart on that third...
    ... Love to hear these success stories with any meds, but Forteo is particularly nice since I'm on that as well. ... start the 3rd year, will your insurance pay for the Forteo ? I've asked 5 different drs now about continuing...
    ... to do w/his comfort in suggesting we continue the Forteo . I know last year's DEXA was done 10 months after ... wouldn't qualify for assistance from Eli Lilly for the Forteo - or if I did the assistance would be so little . ... they'd be grateful I was willing to go a 3rd year on Forteo and underwrite the cost. (Yeah, sure, pipedreams on...
    ... I hope your insurance pays for the extra time on Forteo . You're right about the Medicare rule, you can have ... but for different reasons. Let us know how the Forteo situation goes, my dr teaches as well but won't let...
    ... really GREAT, and congratulations! I am not taking Forteo (or any other med), for osteoporosis - just supplements ... or whatever):) in order to be able to stay on the Forteo treatment past the regulated 24 mths. They've begged ... and STILL couldn't get permission to continue their Forteo for more than 24 mths? Many of them are now in a ... other docs apparently cannot do, that is, continue Forteo for another year after the prescribed 24 mths. Forteo...
    ... like to know also. Did you have to sign a waiver? Forteo works real well on some of us and it appears that...
    ... Chronie, It was great to hear your wonderful results on Forteo ! Congratulations. My doctor was willing to have ... me continue on Forteo but I decided to try Actonel for a year and see how ... m sliding backwards, I will definitely go back on Forteo . If I stay stable or make further improvements, I ... 'll probably keep the Forteo as an option for the future. Funny how time flies ... . I remember posting here after my first Forteo shot, talking about how nervous I was and you posted...
    ... things. First of all, did you do the full 24 months on Forteo ? Did you doctor say how long you could continue the ... Forteo after the 2 years? Also, did your doctor give you ... results for fosomax, actonel and boniva following Forteo , or have they not studied that specifically yet? ... mentioned starting fosamax if I couldn't get any more Forteo . I am in the middle of my last pen(technically my ... your doctor tell you how long you had protection from Forteo if you chose to do nothing right away? When did you ... stop Forteo and did you have a dexa right then? You said you...
    ... things. First of all, did you do the full 24 months on Forteo ? Did you doctor say how long you could continue the ... Forteo after the 2 years? Also, did your doctor give you ... results for fosomax, actonel and boniva following Forteo , or have they not studied that specifically yet? ... mentioned starting fosamax if I couldn't get any more Forteo . I am in the middle of my last pen(technically my ... your doctor tell you how long you had protection from Forteo if you chose to do nothing right away? When did you ... stop Forteo and did you have a dexa right then? You said you ... Trail Hi Trail, I did do the full 2 years on Forteo . My doctor told me that I could continue with Forteo ... phosphonate, mostly because they've been around longer than Forteo . I asked my doctor if I could go back on Forteo if ... said Yes, so I thought I'd hold the next round of Forteo in reserve, in case I need it. My doctor said he ... did not want me to wait very long after finishing Forteo to start another drug. I had an appointment scheduled ... for right when my Forteo ended but had to cancel because of the death of an ... That scan was done about 20 months after I started Forteo . I don't want to wait longer than that to have another ... because if I'm losing my gains, I'll want to get back to Forteo . I don't think my insurance will pay for a scan only ... It was always the plan to get some quick gains with Forteo and then "lock them in" with the bisphosphonate - ... - of course, that was when you only could be on Forteo for 2 years. Apparently, it's now approved for a ... treatment. My doctor was so pleased with how I did on Forteo (from -3.5 spine to -2.1) that he asked if I wanted ... to continue on it. I wasn't scared off Forteo by the black box warning, but I didn't want to push ... see if I could hold the gains without continuing the Forteo . I hope you come to a decision you are happy with ... about what to do after Forteo . I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'm not losing...
    ... SPINEWHINE : Is it OFFICIAL now that Forteo has been approved for longer than 2 yrs? And if so...
    ... said that they are only recommending treatment with Forteo for a maximum of 2 years no matter what individual ... information out there in FDA approved studies about using Forteo for longer. There may be individual doctors writing ... line and I was told the above--no recommendations for Forteo use beyond 2 years. I've also called the patient line ... several times since I've been off Forteo and got the same answer. I find it quite frustrating...
    ... montesflus;3072667]SPINEWHINE : Is it OFFICIAL now that Forteo has been approved for longer than 2 yrs? And if so ... doctor was involved in the original clinical trials of Forteo . Maybe this new course of treatment would be part...
    ... notice this week that my insurance has approved the Forteo for another 12 months for me. Now that THAT has...
    ... form. Good luck glad your insurance will cover the Forteo , mine keeps saying no....
    ... changed. Maybe eventually my doctor will recommend Forteo if I don't see improvements at some point. And it...
    ... questions for you. My doctor told me I could stay on Forteo after the two years and so a few weeks ago I started ... the next 5 years. When they got to the section on Forteo I was obviously particularly interested. I was surprised ... much stronger and pain-free I am as a result of the Forteo , but I have my moments. Did your doctor mention any...
    ... No, I have heard absolutely nothing about Forteo being approved for use past the 24 months. And, it ... had great gains he would suggest that I continue on Forteo for another year, but it was totally up to me and ... route until my Endo suggested another 12 months on Forteo .) My Endo evidently did have to have some discussion ... my insurance about continuing another 12 months on Forteo as I did get a letter from my insurance stating I ... another 12 months. Yet last year they tried to cut my Forteo off at 12 months and my Endo had to intercede!! Go ... way, my Endo SUGGESTED an additional 12 months on Forteo and I OPTED to do so. My choice. Altho he brought...
    ... and stayed same in the hip. The scan at 2 years on Forteo showed no change, so I assumed that I made my improvement ... he is thinking I might get some more gain from the Forteo if my D is higher. I have never taken anything else ... but the Forteo , and I know he wants me to take Fosamax after I am ... done with the Forteo . I think I might like to try the new IV bisphos that ... my fracture risk is extremely high and I know the Forteo is keeping my risk down and my bone quality and strength...
    ... Well, "they" say that most of the gains from Forteo occur during the first .... I've forgotten now .. ... slightly better influence on hip bone density than Forteo or the other bisphosphonates. One of the orals, I ... 000 IU of vitamin D for over a year before starting Forteo and was on that same dose the first year whilst on ... Forteo . I was only dropped to 50,000 IU weekly this past ... experience, to go w/the higher dose of vitamin D and the Forteo another 6 months. Then, based on results, give further ... that I spent one heck of a lot more time studying the Forteo clinical trial results in rats than I have in studying...
    ... and she is holding to the idea that I can't take forteo beyond the 24 mos. The thing that bothers me, is ... choose to continue on it? Since the half life of forteo is under 15 hours, do we really know if it has any ... think is more risky iv bisphos's, oral bisphos's or forteo ? I think if I was given the option to continue ... way, I'm not so sure that the lack of research on forteo should scare me, unless we knew that it stayed in ... looking at this lack of research problem. If the forteo stayed in our bodies longer, maybe I would be more...
    ... South Bay area. The one doctor that addressed the Forteo issue did say that it is only to be used for two years ... infusion once a year, or weekly oral. I do know that Forteo has to be followed with a "chaser" of some kind or...
    ... in Oakland and she was holding the line saying that Forteo was only FDA approved for 2 years. That's great your ... have found a private physician that would start me on Forteo again since my T scores are worse than when I started...

  41. Osteopenia and calcium suppliments 25th June 2007
    ... supplement intake by 1/3. I am also on a drug called forteo which is the only drug prescribed that can actually ... build bone. Forteo can elevate calcium as well. In the literature a specialist ... from Cleveland Clinic advises that if patients on forteo go hypercalcemic that he cuts the amount of their...

  42. High Calcium- A Nagging Question 22nd June 2007
    ... This may not be relevant for that many. As I am on forteo , I am concerned about my usual absolute top in range ... and sometimes out of range by about .5. As I am on forteo and you're not supposed to be on it with hypercalcemia ... I don't want to lose bone or defeat the purpose of forteo . Approx. a year ago when going on forteo, the esteemed ... dr. at a major med. institution put me on forteo despite writing in my record " possible evolving hyperpara ... ever been even remotely elevated. Prior to taking forteo , my PTH was mid range. After starting forteo it was ... When I had my first mid range pth reading before forteo , my d level was normal. I recently had very low d ... my new normal vit d level. So we'll see. When on forteo and trying to do something about the osteo , the nagging...
    ... why i ask. my pth was mid normal before starting forteo too. now it is <2.5!!!! almost zero. my d is low...
    ... understand. I was given the choice to continue or not on forteo , due to the Ca prob, so even though I'm hypercalcemic...
    ... health and bone health in particular esp. as you are on forteo and trying to build bone. You are still on forteo ... reading and it will be very interesting to see if on forteo it has fallen more. Before forteo Mid range , after ... forteo 6 months or so low mid range. Now if it really falls ... If anyone else has noticed their pth falling on forteo - please chime in!...
    ... Hi Snowflake- I have been on forteo for 3 more months more than you . Not too much difference ... . My pth before forteo was 35pg/ml (11-67range). After 5 months on forteo...
    ... questions. Did you have regularly elevated calcium before forteo ? And in your research do you recall the causes of...
    ... Yes, my calcium was elevated before I started Forteo , but it was only my ionized that was "out of range...
    ... fortunately not everything was tested every time) BEFORE forteo d25 - 32 (32-100) calcium - 9.4 PTH - 30 (12 ... 18 (20-57) calcium 9.3 PTH 25 (14-72) AFTER forteo : d25 - 39 (20-57) calcium 9.4 PTH 15.9 (14-72...
    ... calcium has not tested less than 10 before or after forteo . If my pth declines further on this next check ... mean is what does he propose next? Are you still on forteo ?...
    ... 10. my doctor left the situation as keep taking forteo , up the vit d to 1200!, and take 1200 calcium. needless...
    ... any scrounging around as you have managed with the forteo . That is if any of these docs get the freebies and...

  43. you may want to read this 22nd June 2007
    ... come available within the next year or two--either Forteo for more than 2 years treatment or PTH patch or nasal...

  44. No broken bones? 22nd June 2007
    ... back back . Approx 9 months ago, I started on forteo . It's a two year course of treatment. Are you taking...

  45. Does it work? 22nd June 2007
    ... effects and then theres ezorb, vit D, K2,calcium , forteo , algaecal, strontium and all sorts of miraculous...
    ... into the hype anymore and didn't take the recomended Forteo when Rx'd. I don't have Rx insurance and wasn't anxious...

  46. Forteo Insur. Coverage 21st June 2007
    ... insurance had to reauthorize the continuation of the Forteo . It wasn't a problem but more just logistics and insurance...
    ... planning ahead. I have to check the period that forteo was authorized for initially to see if/when I need...
    ... cut off or canceled, but I don't have coverage for Forteo or any other Brand name drug right now. If I get ... was prepared!!! I get samples from my pcp for the Forteo , and the same thing on my other Brand name drugs, ... I have heard of other insurance co's not covering Forteo or changing their formulary list and excluding it ... that I even had a Part D policy that would pay for Forteo for a large protion of the year.:)...
    ... donut hole?? Until you made the comment about getting forteo from your doc. I had never heard about that. So, ... even when I started. I am glad to hear that your forteo is not coming out of your pocket , that would be staggering...
    ... trouble. I also went with a company that covered Forteo and the other things I need, because they don't all ... So far I've been able to get 4 months worth of the Forteo , and you'd be surprised how many drs have it and not ... where I live there isn't a large number of people on Forteo . Since the shelf life is one year and the dr usually...
    ... date is a great idea. Also, I didn't know about the Forteo starter kit until I came and posted here. I had a ... and it sounds like a major drag and expensive. Since Forteo only comes in regular brand that could cut out alot...
    ... surprised when I went to get the syringes filled w/o the Forteo . He couldn't figure out why I needed the needles ... wouldn't be in the donut hole if it wasn't for the Forteo anyway." The way it works (MC Part D) is after you ... every mo I wouldn't be dealing with this baloney. 3 Forteo fills gets you into the donut hole!!! Not to mention...
    ... unprecedented. I had a 2nd opinion before starting Forteo ...and both Drs. agreed this is a drug I should be ... group" that meets monthly. The last time I picked up Forteo ...the pharmacist looked at me and said "there are ... last week!) I was shocked when I saw the price of Forteo ...and wondered how those without good insurance can...
    ... to have good insurance. I paid a $10 copay for the Forteo for the first year, and zero for the second year....

  47. a washout period? 19th June 2007
    ... just read that some doctors say you shouldn't start forteo until you've been off fosamax (or the like) for a ... few months. my doctor put me on forteo immediately following fosamax. i literally stopped ... the fosamax one day and started the forteo the next. anyone know if this was bad? have I wasted ... all these months on forteo then?...
    ... For the moment don't worry about it. I started Forteo immediately after stopping Actonel, and my last dxa ... against taking both a Bisphosphonate and a anabolic ( forteo ) at the same time, because according to most all definitive ... Calcitonin, and hormones) can blunt the effect of Forteo , if taken together not seperately like you did.:)...
    ... I started Forteo about 2 weeks after only taking 3 weeks of Fosamax ... take Fosamax for? I really don't think your time on Forteo is wasted as it works differently than the bisphosphonates...

  48. ASBMR's Treatment-Vit D Related Disorder's 15th June 2007
    ... nutty stuff, like don't worry you won't fracture on forteo and you're too young to fracture anyway. Also saying...
    ... luck with all of your concerns. BTW I just read that Forteo causes thrist, so maybe it is making your problem...
    ... remember reading somewhere, I suspect it would be in the forteo info. that you should not lose weight while on the...
    ... DesertBloom-I searched on forteo and weight loss. One article that turned up was ...
    ... Osteo expense. BTW my insurance isn't paying for the Forteo right now, but that's a whole other story. Hope...

  49. My Mom / Forteo / High BP? 14th June 2007
    ... Hi Cyann: I take forteo and I'm on my 13 month, and I haven't had any blood ... recently mine has dropped to normal. I can't say the forteo has "anything" to do with it, because there are so ... this happened in the last few months of her being on forteo for a year, I would think, that something else is...

  50. Calcilytics 5th June 2007
    ... promising as hopeful alternative to synthetic PTH ( Forteo )....

  51. prescribed Miacalcin 5th June 2007
    ... He said I need something so he told me to research Forteo and gave me a prescription for Miacalcin. He said ... increases the chances of a blood clot. I think with the Forteo , the dr said I would need to take a baby aspirin daily...

  52. sarcoidosis 4th June 2007
    ... me for this. Oh and my PTH is low despite taking forteo - I think high D also lowers the PTH. So go figure...
    ... know about the pth issue. Two months before starting forteo my pth was at 35(range 11-67) . Five months after ... starting forteo my pth was 26(range 12-65). So there is a drop. Probably ... My b12 and folate levels ok) This is 8 months into forteo , and I am comparing to results two months before ... forteo . I also have a low ferritin level, and very low d ... months ago. All this stuff was ok then , not ok now. Forteo and thyroid medication are both new in the picture ... these drops,which has me thinking mostly about the forteo or perhaps I am just falling apart. As I said though ... , I don't feel fatigue . Before forteo and after forteo I am running high on calcium. Sometimes ... high on ionized calcium. The forteo did push the calcium slightly out of range and the ... Maybe there is something to the possibility that forteo may affect pth level. I'll follow up with more on ... else that could possibly help I'll let you know. Forteo must be a very powerful drug to increase bmd so markedly...
    ... drugs have so many side effects. it does seem like forteo does things they may not realize. i have a very ... low wbc, but it was low before the forteo . however, the PTH drop and now being <2.5 - OMG! ... !! i have been on forteo since jan. i didn't take it today. i am scared of...
    ... Snowflake- I am wondering whether the pth in forteo tells our system that we have more than enough pth ... we don't release more into our system. If the forteo is depressing our pth that could at least explain ... see if she sees a decline. Anyone else who is on forteo or who was and has their pth information, please let...
    ... back on lab tests that I had before and while taking Forteo to see if mine went down or not. I can not even find ... Ok, I found it. I was tested before I started Forteo . My score was 49.8 and the range was from 12-65 so...
    ... Taape because mine was normal too - 36 - before the Forteo . oh well. it remains a mystery. i didn't take my ... Forteo shot yesterday and have been feeling so incredibly ... weak and fatigued all day today. can you just stop forteo cold turkey? or now that my PTH is so low am i dependent ... on Forteo ???...
    ... Snowflake- Hi! What did your dr. say about stopping the forteo ? Any change could create an instability in the system ... monitored. If your doctor agrees with stopping the forteo , you should ask to have a blood test as soon as the ... that if you ,under your dr.s advice, changed your forteo regime that you should be checked in a similar time ... already, please talk to your dr. before you change your forteo regimen. Just another bit of information from ... implementing changes. p.s.I did a search using " forteo " and "hypoparathyroid" and found at a few locations ... that forteo is in fact given sometimes to treat hypoparathyroid ... . My thought that maybe forteo would decrease pth production may simply not be so ... ,even though in my case my pth declined with forteo treatment....
    ... well i do think forteo has something to do with the decline in PTH - especially ... take it ...??? what's right? how do you ween off forteo if its a shot? maybe only take it every other day ... - high calcium causes the fatigue too. maybe the forteo is too much for me so taking it then would be wrong...
    ... the end of my last pen after 24 months I stopped the Forteo cold turkey. I didn't notice any side effects but...
    ... thank you! means alot to me. I didn't take the forteo tonite because I also looked it up on the Net and ... my knee and ankle pains may also be coming from the forteo . I just don't think it is the drug for me. Anyhow...
    ... weak, call the dr, or go to the ER. Stopping the Forteo shouldn't cause any problems, because when they take ... probably have something else going on independant of the Forteo . If you "do" have something else going on your dr ... needs to know, right?? I'm not sure that stopping Forteo is the greatest idea, but I would try to talk to your ... what your dr is basing his dosing on. I don't think Forteo would affect your PTH level that much since it isn ... hypoparathyroid "except" on an experimental basis. Forteo does not have the full dna chain that our native PTH ... your PTH back up. I know that a few drs are trying Forteo for hypopara, but there is NO research to prove this...
    ... feeling better today - less tired. I didn't take the forteo again last night. I don't think the low D is responsible ... para was mid normal - this is BEFORE I started the Forteo . So????? I do appreciate the theory though. No ... he will help shed some light. i may try taking the forteo again today and see what happens. not sure yet -...
    ... about what you wrote about your d being low before forteo and your pth then being mid normal. Do you recall...
    ... afraid to restart the Fosamax with the PTH so low. The Forteo seems to cause so many side effects. It's just tough ... to the doctor. To answer your q's - my D before Forteo was 18. I got it up to 37 just by taking 2 Vit D...
    ... he said my pth could be so low because I am taking forteo . my body may be sensing the forteo and supressing ... pth. supposedly the pth test doesn't pick up the forteo (pth), only the natural body pth. (thats what he ... explanation for it.) he wants me to continue taking the forteo . so am i any further ahead? who knows? i guess ... vit 1,25 d test isn't back yet. i just took the forteo again today. guess we'll see..........
    ... you that maybe the body is taking into account the forteo and not making as much pth. If you remember I also ... had a decreased pth after starting forteo . I am still thinking , however, that it is so complex ... both my wbc and rbc really declined after starting forteo ? As I said before either I am falling to pieces or ... the forteo is really taking a toll....
    ... PTH is high. do you have leg stiffness with the forteo ? i've got leg stiffness, and now the palms of my ... news. not sure about the white blood cells caused by forteo because mine were low before starting it. it hasn...
    ... and it seems that relieves it. This started before forteo . I can't figure it out . I've had so much on the ... that things will get better. But the prob. predates forteo by several years. No pains in my legs during the ... thoughts?I should add that in the first two weeks of forteo , I had a few occasions where I had muscle cramping ... anything that looks like it has a connection to the forteo . Soon I have an appt. to see a new pcp- an internist ... .To be honest about it , forteo really scares me. I don't like any meds at all. I ... am in my 50's and just on thyroid med and forteo . I have heard that many older people are on as many...
    ... something. its truly confounding. i hear you - forteo scares me too, but so does doing nothing. and i'm...
    ... hyperthyroid where I would lose bone esp. when I am on the forteo to build bone. The gods must be crazy or just cruel ... if there is anything that makes me wonder about the forteo . Until later. Enjoy the robins and the bluebirds...
    ... will figure it out soon. At least you are on the Forteo - better than doing nothing for your bones during...

  53. Hi Guys, I am Back 4th June 2007
    ... hello old friends. I am just off the 18 months of Forteo , and back on Fosadvance. Waiting for my Dexa BMD scan ... kidney stone producer all my life, but while on the Forteo have had 4 surgeries, and 1 Lithotripter, and have ... 1981, so this is not new, just aggrivated with the Forteo . The Foreto brought them out I would say double the ... My blood was that loaded with calcium due to the forteo . Now that I am off the forteo, I am back on 1,500 ... a few questions for those of you who have come off Forteo . Since I re-started Fosadvance, my shoulders feel...
    ... the calcium. I've stopped supplemental cal while on forteo , and my count is still slightly elevated at 5.7 (ionized ... ago and where the cholesterol type. I've been on forteo for 13 mos and just got a really good dxa score for...
    ... regular without the Vit D for about 4 years before the Forteo . Sorry the correct spelling is osteoarthrosis, basically...
    ... the impression that the normal treatment period for Forteo was 2 years, yet you say you're off it after only...
    ... keeping in mind at all times my stone production. Forteo elevates your blood clacium, so at one point I was ... fireing in Testostorone, Human Growth Hormone, and Forteo , all other medications that we can muster to fight...
    ... Could you please explain, though, why you were on Forteo for 18 months, rather than the normal 2 year treatment...
    ... recommendation/Eli Lilly recommends 18 months to 2 years on Forteo based on the clinical trials outcomes....

  54. Doctor Visit 4th June 2007
    ... a year of going off Fosamax, deciding NOT to take Forteo and changing my life to get this whole treatment under...

  55. HYPOparathyroid 2nd June 2007
    ... asked for a copy of my test results.) I am taking forteo so this new guy is confused why it is so low. me ... too. my pth was mid normal before i started the forteo . now it keeps dropping. my calcium is mid-upper ... do any of you know if hypopara is a side effect of forteo - seems odd that it would be though. my doc says ... i don't know but it seems odd that while taking forteo my pth could be so low. any insights? thanks!...
    ... giving you more PTH? Does he mean double doses of Forteo ? That doesn't sound like a good idea. Let us know ... . Is there a possibility that the Forteo injections are not working like a bad pen or something...
    ... the pen is working just fine - i have been taking forteo injections since jan 2007. prior to that i had no ... should be doing. i feel like i should just top the forteo and go back to fosamax, but not sure that is right...
    ... parathyroid is putting out ZERO and I just started on Forteo yesterday. Should I be concerned about the extreme...
    ... - let me know too. i am so confused. i hope the forteo works for you. my muscles are twitching - are yours...
    ... breath. I don't notice my muscles twitching with the Forteo , but I've only been on it since June 1. I have noticed...
    ... very stiff and crampy like. i don't know if its from forteo or not. it will be interesting to see what your PTH...
    ... wait till after the blood test to give yourself the forteo ? When I was having my calcium and pth tested ... , the dr said to wait to give the forteo after I returned from the lab. I know that our ... and calcium varies throughout the day, but since the forteo will raise your calcium it might do the same for the ... pth if the test is within a hour or two. Forteo leaves the body within a couple of hours or less,...
    ... hi desert, i take my forteo at 7 PM. I had the blood drawn the next day at noon...
    ... clear above, but what I meant was if you had taken the forteo just prior to the blood draw, which would raise your ... However, since you already explained that you took your forteo 17 hours before the blood draw, it should matter anyway ... that your thirst prob started before the start of forteo ??? I thought that's what you said, but I can't imagine...
    ... hi and thanks desert. yes, the thirst predated the forteo . I am keeping hope alive for answers soon too. thanks...

  56. Kidney Stone Follow-Up 1st June 2007
    ... know I took myself off the Fosamax and didn't start Forteo . I may bring in my copy of the "Myth" and an article...
    ... treatment. Fosamax is $70-80 per month. I balked at the Forteo because of the expense. I don't have Rx insurance...

  57. New here - need help on Forteo..... 31st May 2007
    ... Hi Kathy: I've been on Forteo for 13 months, and have had no problems. I understand ... You need to have normal calcium levels to go on forteo , so that's probably been done already. You can have ... At the class they will teach you how to use the forteo pen, and after a couple of times you'll find it really ... and so far no one has contracted cancer from the forteo . I lot of people are on it so since there haven't ... always" call the number you will get with the kit for forteo -the rep/nurses are always available 7 days a week ... //www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF#search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url]...
    ... comes to shots. I am well into my first year on forteo and the injections are ok. I will be glad when giving ... needle is pretty small. It is just sometimes the forteo really burns when injected. That hurts but not for...
    ... much more-no comparison to suq q (sub cutaneous) like forteo . B12 stings real bad anyway and you had to use a ... get it into the muscle :) absolutely nothing like forteo , where you can barely see the needle and it only goes...
    ... I've been having a lot of bone pain, unrelated to forteo , and walking, standing and sitting is excruciating ... the class tomorrow, make sure they give you a free forteo pen!!:)...
    ... it's something I have wondered about. Most of the forteo pens just dribble when I prime them. Some pens have ... 2 and instead of injecting , tested to see if the forteo came out. It did. I had wondered because on each ... that pen , blood had been drawn at site, and I saw no forteo sitting on the skin. Probably this stuff is totally...
    ... some OA. Have your fractures healed while your on the Forteo and has the pain decreased. I hope so....
    ... score it could possibly give some people who are on Forteo false hope, which I will not do; I want to give the...
    ... I don't have the results yet on the RA, and the forteo was started years after my fractures. I fractured...
    ... recommend them all, but the only prerequisite for forteo is your calcium levels. If you calcium was checked ... did the test, which they have to do before starting forteo . If your calcium levels are routinely checked, and...
    ... morning. Do you think these were side effects from the Forteo ? Or just coincidence? Thanks....
    ... that in my legs but it started years before I started forteo , so I can't possibly say it's the forteo. I have...
    ... post to you, I had no interest in food after taking forteo in the afternoon. Even the smell of food made me queasy ... I also felt dizzy . When I switched to taking the forteo before bed, my interest in food returned. I think ... many people on this board do the before bed forteo , for me it has been alot better. Good luck to you...
    ... doing it right! Ha Ha Is a known side effect of Forteo loss of appetite? Also, when I primed the pen today...
    ... you didn't have any trouble with the injection. The forteo shouldn't burn... If you feel a burning sensation ... I don't know for sure, but I don't see how taking forteo (intermittant pth) could affect your native pth level ... side effects here: [url]http://pi.lilly.com/us/ forteo -pi.pdf[/url] Dyspepsia (upset stomach) was reported ... in 5.2% ( forteo group) and 4.1 % in (placebo group) nothing reported ... on loss of appetite. Good luck with the forteo and finding out about the pth.:)...
    ... sure that will finally go away. I got out my Forteo information and noticed that it said something about...
    ... suppose to check you calcium level before you start on forteo , did they ask you at the class if your calcium levels...
    ... Sorry to hear that your having side effects from the Forteo . I guess I was lucky that I didn't have any side effects...
    ... you "want" to see either a few drops or a stream of forteo come out of the pen. The next step is injecting the ... forteo. You always discard some of the forteo during the prime to get the pen ready for the injection...
    ... this!?" Yes, I was as horified as you about starting Forteo , but Desert Bloom and others "held my hand," and well...
    ... hear about your "side effects" after injecting the Forteo . I just finished the two year stint on Forteo and ... you can find out what is causing yours, be it the Forteo or something else. Desert Bloom: Congratulations...
    ... Okay - here is what I found out today. I called the Forteo Customer Care line this morning and talked to a lady ... to be sure that was okay before injecting any more Forteo . I called the doctor's office and the nurse called ... lot of blood work last month. He wants me to try the Forteo again. He said sometimes it takes a while for your ... the best. I sure hope this doesn't happen again. Forteo is my last hope since I can't take the other medications...
    ... hope that this situation has "nothing" to do with the forteo , but if it does you'll just have to take it one step ... Maybe your dr is right and you need to adjust to the forteo . Has anything else happened in the last week that ... elevated calcium levels the "entire" time I've been on forteo , and it hasn't caused any major problems. I do have ... lot of different things that started well before the forteo . I'm glad your calcium was fine, but I was pretty ... checked it already or he wouldn't have put you on forteo to begin with, unless he was extremely "uninformed...
    ... Took the Forteo last night (after skipping Sunday nite) around 7pm ... nausea, but no weakness. The Customer Help lady at Forteo and also the nurse at my doctor's office said that...
    ... you "want" to see either a few drops or a stream of forteo come out of the pen. The next step is injecting the ... forteo. You always discard some of the forteo during the prime to get the pen ready for the injection...
    ... injection or the needle can become clogged (Eli Lily: Forteo instruction manual 2007). I agree, with newbones...

  58. New to this board and could use insight 31st May 2007
    ... use the osteo medications and since I've been off Forteo I'm not take any. I haven't yet researched the stronium ... to be able to stop loosing bone. I did so good on Forteo and now I'm worse than when I started. Unfortunately...
    ... would have to decide that if you don't want to try forteo , which is the only med that actually builds new bone ... all have some side effects, even though I'm taking forteo and have none. Main stream med doesn't recognize...
    ... unable to tolerate any of the osteo drugs including Forteo . I have tried strontium citrate (purchased online...

  59. Results after 24 months of forteo 30th May 2007
    ... are better with the bisphosphonates after being on Forteo ?... Yes, the best BMD increases (statistically ... in clinical studies) come from Forteo followed by bisphosphonates. But if you go that route...
    ... Trail- The forteo regimen is difficult,we put alot of hope into the ... of effort with exercise. I have only been on the forteo now for about 8 months. I have noticed ,however, ... you but-this is how I look at it more and more: 1. Forteo is now the best thing out there so we are giving it ... a chance. 2. We are not pinning all hopes on forteo , we are looking at our general health, nutrition ... much stronger body than you had two years ago before forteo . It's a pity that that is not measured as well. ... bisphosphonate are increased if you have just finished the forteo . That there is some sort of additive effect. If...
    ... least your doctor says that you can continue taking Forteo as long as the pharmacy keeps renewing it. What exactly ... that mean? Will the doctor still write orders for Forteo ? Mine won't as they are going strictly by the FDA ... tempted to call around to find a doctor that would order Forteo for longer in hopes that either a new medication is ... take them orally. It's almost not fair that they have Forteo available which helps patients and then it's just ... someone has a secondary reason for bone loss then Forteo may help enough to get them back on track. I think...
    ... looks like my dr. will continue to write the scrip for Forteo , but depending on what the dr. that I am getting a ... I will get an appointment soon because my time on Forteo will be over in July. Technically I started June...
    ... your way to see your doctor if I could get back on Forteo again. Are you seeing a Dr. who's in his own practice...

  60. Calcium and Stomach Upset 29th May 2007
    ... supplements, although I tried them all. Now that I'm on Forteo , I have switched to high calcium foods, and also take ... kidney stones. So I'm just trying to work with the Forteo , eat yogurt and other calcium rich foods in moderation...

  61. question 28th May 2007
    ... maybe I could have been tested sooner. While on the Forteo my teeth got stronger and I didn't have any cavities...

  62. Osteoporosis/osteopenia, anyone not taking anything for it? 28th May 2007
    ... take Fosamax or Boniva, don't like what I hear about Forteo (only been researched for a short time and can only...
    ... Fosamax did not work for me and I am leary of the Forteo . The best advice I can give you right now is...don...
    ... not currently using medication since my 2 years on Forteo was up. I have stomach problems and can't use the ... that I can tolerate comes along. Unfortunately, the Forteo worked great but after I stopped I'm worse off than...
    ... on this board who have made great improvements on Forteo (which DOES help promote new bone formation). I am...
    ... about 2 years ago. The physicians wanted her to try forteo ...but after research and her subsequent recovery from ... breast cancer, she decided she did not want to go on forteo ...the biggest reasons were because it is NOT A CURE...
    ... which CAN cause problems with dental issues - NOT Forteo . What to do AFTER the 2 year treatment, now that...

  63. Has anyone gotten severe depression from Forteo? 26th May 2007
    ... Welcome Jasmine I have been on Forteo for almost 2 years and have not experienced depression ... don't know how many other patients your dr has on Forteo , but it might be something you discuss with him. ...
    ... Jasmyn- Perhaps it could be the Forteo . Perhaps you are depressed that your situation has ... think it's alot to deal with for many of us. I am on Forteo and I would say I do not think it caused me to be...
    ... literature that depression was a possible side effect of Forteo . [url]http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/446107_10 ... doctor yet. I feel fine now that I discontinued the Forteo . My first Dexascan this year said Osteoporosis. However...
    ... Jasmine: I was under the impression that Forteo was for those with severe osteoporosis. Your scores ... chemotherapy? Is your family practice doctor prescribing Forteo ? Did he have you sign the black box waring when he ... questions to ask before you go on a heavy duty drug like Forteo . My scores were -3.5 before my endo reccomended Forteo...

  64. Falling Apart or so it seems 24th May 2007
    ... 6miles/day) and weight lifter with severe osteo and on forteo . I know the delicate balance between needing to move...
    ... not been posting, I have been reading evryone else. Forteo looks very interesting. After my next dexa, if there...

  65. Help needed 23rd May 2007
    ... Find out if your doctor has the option of prescribing Forteo as an off label use if it's only approved for women...

  66. Yippee! Forteo Finally Approved Now What??? 23rd May 2007
    ... would be nice if we could use a patch or take the Forteo orally rather than the injection, and maybe in the ... future that will happen. Meanwhile, Forteo doesn't interfere at all with lifestyle except for...
    ... was using something naturally, my doctor suggested forteo , he said that was the most natural way of building...
    ... wildflowers, I'm sure you will do fine with the Forteo . I have just finished the two years and had no problems ... exercise as I can. The only testing I had done while on Forteo was the full battery of tests at my annual physical ... necessitate additional tests. At any rate, taking Forteo did not have a great impact on my lifestyle. It was...
    ... did gain some weight, but I can't say it's from the Forteo . My husband put this into perspective when he told ... do a bone marker test at some point to see if the Forteo is working, but that's up to you, or you can wait...
    ... done to change one's position regarding getting the forteo . I will go both routes and post it when I find out...
    ... the pens are easy to understand if you forget. Using Forteo didn't mess up my lifestyle at all, I just took the...
    ... thing that came to my mind when I was approved for forteo was to share it with all of you, then, when all the ... difference. I feel very blessed, so thank you, the forteo hopefully will give me added years to work in my garden...

  67. Traveling overseas with Forteo 22nd May 2007
    ... I took my Forteo to Greece. Go to walmart and pick up a beer/coke ... that you have saved from the delivery box of your Forteo . Make sure they are frozen not just cold. Put the ... 1 hour travel bag that you got from Forteo free in the middle of all of this with its internal ... more on the bottom, so that you don't freeze the forteo .. Mine weighed about 22 lbs when it was full. I did...
    ... again: It sounds like you have the travel plan for forteo done, since you've already tested the fact that it ... temp for 42 hours. I just wanted to say I went off forteo for a mo because of my calcium level, and it didn...

  68. Good results after a year of Forteo 22nd May 2007
    ... This is great news! Keep at it. Forteo works....
    ... right? Were you on this the whole year you were on forteo ? Do you or your dr. think that this amped up your ... forteo results? Also, would you mind letting us know whether ... your before forteo bone scan and after one yr. on forteo scan were done...
    ... fortunate. I had no problems with my insurance covering Forteo . Thank goodness!...
    ... wish there were other drugs that worked as well as Forteo for the post Forteo treatment, maybe there will be...
    ... insurance co's are more likely to approve the use of Forteo if you've tried the other meds and they either didn ... through this process. I didn't have to do this with Forteo , but I did on another expensive drug. When you...
    ... Salster3365 - My insurance company when I started on Forteo a year ago was Blue Cross Blue Shield. A couple of ... fighting" with either of these. BTW, my doctor put me on Forteo right at the beginning before having me try anything...

  69. Very Low D 21st May 2007
    ... now. I hope I haven't wasted the last few months on forteo with this low d. Malabsorption issues have now been...
    ... was diagnosed in November,2004 and didn't start the forteo until June,2005. By that time it was definitely in...
    ... was in the normal range when I was started on the forteo . My d level fell off a cliff early this year. Do...
    ... d can cause hyperpara , but hypopara? and i'm on forteo which is PTH. oh i dunno. my endocrin. doesn't...

  70. Lowering High Blood Calcium Level 16th May 2007
    ... Hi all- I am on forteo and concerned about my serum calcium levels which ... before and after forteo are on the high end of range or slightly out.(pth...
    ... normal. This all occured "before" I started taking Forteo . Since my urinary Ca and total Ca was always normal ... I decided to go on Forteo anyway. Just to be sure that the Forteo wasn't causing ... this after it was first noticed pre Forteo , they took me off of it for a month and ran the tests...
    ... test? If not, why not request it.Did you see on the forteo instructions, don't take if you have Paget's. That...
    ... someone who has low D, slightly elevated Ca, is taking Forteo , and also has Sjogrens, and she has that terrible...
    ... wasn't elevated so they ruled out Paget's prior to Forteo , but since my tests are so strange, I can't completely...
    ... unless there's some problem. They are smaller than a Forteo needle, and made out of silicone or plastic, and they...

  71. My Osteoporosis STory 16th May 2007
    ... appt. which was good because she wanted me to start Forteo . I agreed reluctantly. But I decided to look around...

  72. Forteo and Bone Growth 14th May 2007
    ... have been a few people here that were told to go on Forteo for fractures of the leg, that weren't healing, I ... someone had a fracture and surgery and was going on forteo to stimulate bone growth, similar to the 2 I mentioned...
    ... also have low bone density, so the doctor recommended Forteo as he thought it could not only help with the density...

  73. low pth on forteo - why? 13th May 2007
    ... Snowflake, I wonder if the Forteo is just not working well in raising and keeping your ... calcium level stable. Are you consistently using the Forteo everyday at the same time? Are you sure that all of...
    ... was high normal which my doctor said was due to the Forteo ....
    ... will figure out yours right away. I also went off forteo for a month to make sure it wasn't the forteo causing ... the morning, and did you wait to give yourself the forteo till after the test? Our PTH drops at night, and...
    ... t fit , isn't that the way it is! I too am on forteo . In my case the pth level is now 26 on a 12-65 range ... (was 35 on a test before starting forteo ).And my serum calcium level is generally over past ... year ( both before and after forteo ) high in range and slightly out of range-my supplemental...
    ... the thirst. argggg. part of me wants to bag the forteo too and go back to fosamax. or take no meds at all ... . i worry about the forteo because if my calcium is actually too low (i know ... i worry that if calcium is actually low and i take forteo that the increased PTH is causing the bones to leech...
    ... things, but you need to figure out the white count. Forteo raises your blood calcium level at around the 2-6 ... urinary Ca was normal or not. Have you read the pdf on forteo to see what it says about PTH levels and forteo? ... http://www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF#search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url] Good Luck with all...
    ... out of range and the endo said it was probably the forteo , and cut my calcium. I have read that hypercalcemia ... excessive thirst. Did your excessive thirst pre -date your forteo use? How long have you been on forteo? You mentioned...
    ... about which came first - the thirst did predate the forteo . see, i was taking DOUBLE fosamax for about 8 years ... stop the fosamax. then 2 months later i started the forteo . in between there is when the extreme thirst started ... . i was told to stop the forteo when my blood calcium tested too high after the first ... more gi probs in dec 2006 and they put me back on the forteo . i've been taking forteo steadily since jan 15th ... nobody seems to know why the thirst - i don't think its forteo related since it started before, but maybe it's due...
    ... the one -leg standing ( thanks to PikaB), and my forteo shot. The forteo shot is of course the absolute must...

  74. Missed Forteo Last Night 12th May 2007
    ... missed doses. "If you forget or are unable to take FORTEO at your usual time, take it as soon as possible on...
    ... Rosegarden: I've been wondering if you're finding the Forteo easier to deal with after some time. Hopefully you...

  75. Has anyone tried Reclast ? 11th May 2007
    ... My mother who is 84 years old has been on Forteo for the last 10 months and is due for a bone density ... recommendation). And one option we're looking at, after Forteo , is Reclast as it's apparently quite effective and ... combination or post other treatments like for example Forteo , Actonel, Fosamax, strontium ? Thanks in advance...
    ... Does your mother have another 14 mos to go on forteo ? If so, there might be other things available then...
    ... your input - good thought : if my mom continues with Forteo for several more months there may be other options...

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