• 1 month ago

    Forteo

    Recently saw an endrocrinologist for my osteoporosis. He wants me to start on Forteo which is a daily injection that I would give myself. I am so, so scared to start this drug. I have read a lot of bad reviews on it. Is anyone out there taking this drug & if so how is it affecting you?

Responses

  • 7 days ago

    RE: Forteo

    I face the same dilemma as you, with numbers that are off the chart, even at age 59. I would never, EVER use any of these biophosphates with the horrific side effects that accompany them. I mean, really---severe leg pain, heightened risk of spine fracture AFTER stopping the injections, terrible jaw issues----nope, nothing would make me do this. I've ramped up my intake of calcium and Vitamin D3 and I continue to research and follow new SAFE methods as they come along. If ou are scared, that should tell you something....I would say do not do it.
  • 7 days ago

    RE: Forteo

    My doctor wants me to take the 2 times a year shot and this to scares me something awful...I read all the research on it and do not like the side effects...I had breast cancer in December and the have me on a drug called anestrizole as an estrogen blocker because my cancer was estrogen positive...the said this drug cause osteoporosis to get worse so they want all of us to take the 2 times a year shot...they said the daily one can only be taken for 2 years the stopped and restarted?? I do not know and am scared to do anything..they told me studies in another country showed that women had better results of the breast cancer coming back when they added the medication for the bones 2 times a year...??? I do not know and I sure understand your being scared. Sarah
  • 6 days ago

    RE: Forteo

    I started forteo about 6 month ago. The first week or two I had minor headaches and upset stomach. I did the forteo every other day for a while until the headaches were gone. I am not having any problems now. My mother had been on forteo for 1 year and showed significant
    improvement. She never had any side effects.