Re: Forteo Treatment to Heal Fractures?
Saw the doctor today. The results after 2 years on Foreto were that I had a 5.9 percent increase in the spine, which he was happy about. The hip showed a decrease, but the doctor said that should come up with the Boniva I'll be taking. I'm very happy.
The doctor is in private practice (Endocrinology, Metabolism & Metabolic Bone Disease). He does instruct at a nearby medical school. If you are interested in his name, maybe I could send it to you privately. I think we're in the same state.
I completely understand your reluctance to take some of these bone building medications, especially if your stomach cannot take it. I really would prefer not to take any pills--vitamins even, but I do. I don't know if I'll be able to tolerate Boniva or not, but I'll find out soon.
I have a couple vertebrae that are not fractured but showing some compression (6 & 7 maybe). Yes, my back hurts sometimes, upper back, not lower like most people. You probably have the same pain, mid back.
A second course of Forteo for you? How long since you ended the last one? I'll be interested to hear how this all works out for you. Take care.
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