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Old 08-09-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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my mother is currently taking Forteo (she broke her femur bone) she has been taking these injections for about 2 months now but according to the bone density scans not much is happening. Her other femur bone is starting to hurt a bit they scanned it and it shows a small fracture so she is told to keep off it and not to do much. Anybody ever have something like this happen or know how long these injections usually take to build bone back up?

 
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Re: Forteo

do a search....it could be that the forteo is what caused the femur to break in the first place.....that's what i'm discovering.....my mom had a broken femur and hip 2 months ago, and she had been taking forteo for a couple years before this.....i did some research and discovered that the new cells that are being created are not live bone cells, they're dead ones......I'm convinced this medicine, forteo, fosomax, etc, is responsible for all these broken femurs.....do your homework.....now the doctor wants her to take fosomax.....i told her don't bother, your bones broke when you were taking the stuff to prevent it.....it doesn't work, and it does more harm than good.....

 
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Re: Forteo

yeah my mom was taking some pills that were suppose to make her bones stronger but apparently 1 in 1000 people that take it, it becomes counter productive for them so now the doctor gave her these needles to take.. whats your moms status now with the broken bone?

 
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Re: Forteo

not sure what you mean about 'those needles"
my mom is healing from the broken hip, in therapy 3X week.....

 
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Re: Forteo

she was taking pills which made her bones very wear (were suppose to do the opposite) which cause her femur bone to break. now the doctor has given her the forteo needles which she injects which are suppose to help build the bone faster to have it heal faster.

 
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Re: Forteo

I had fairly good success with Forteo building bone but it didn't happen in just 2 momths. My bone density increased after a year or so. I don't know that it healed my spinal fractures, and sure wouldn't alone heal my fractured ankle.

 
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Re: Forteo

seems that a femur bone takes a very long time to heal.. and seems these needles take a good while to kick in

 
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I had fairly good success with Forteo building bone but it didn't happen in just 2 momths. My bone density increased after a year or so. I don't know that it healed my spinal fractures, and sure wouldn't alone heal my fractured ankle.
i once did a round of Forteo and they said after 2 years to stop. Can you take it again?

 
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Yes, it's possible to take another round of treatment. My doctor had to write a justification so the insurance company would pay for it.

 
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Re: Forteo

that's good to know. I need to talk to the dr. about doing that.

I also read that mk2 is good for you? It's just vitamin K2 basically. Question is what is different about that then Strontium, since they both draw calcium to the bone.

My other question is reg. Ezorb which I was taking then decided to start the slow release Calcium Citrate because I don't know what to take or believe. Dr's just tell you to take a tums which is asinine.

 
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Re: Forteo

I thought that the studies only allowed two years on Foreto since the research on rats
showed links to cancer?????

Also studies show that after stopping Foreto the bone increase stops and decreases in a short time period.


I went off foreto and I just do weight bearing and have seen a good increase in my bone density.
Please do so research before taking more foreto.:

 
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Re: Forteo

I am doing weight bearing exercises and think I have stress fractures in my shins. I am worried that my bone loss is continuing. I just had my vitamin D levels checked and will go see another doctor soon about this. I can't take the biphosphonates at all and would rather have my diet improve my bones, just not sure that it can. Having my legs hurt again reminds me how painful this is.

 
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I do weight bearing exercises also and take Calcium and Vit D however sometimes this just isn't enough to treat severe cases of osteoporosis. There are multiple reasons for bone loss and increasing bone density is individual depending on a person's medication situation.

I took Forteo twice for 2 years hoping that all together my bone density would be raised enough I could not continue with follow up medication. But this wasn't the case and so I just had a Prolia injection. I can't take oral bisphosphonates and don't want to take it as infused medication.

Mitsy - if you think you have a fracture I'd suggest going to the doctor so they can xray your shins.

 
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I just had a blood test to check my vit D levels and got my ob/gyn to get me an updated bone density and then a referral. I'm hoping to get on the right track.

Thanks for your info. What is prolia?

 
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Re: Forteo

It's a new medication to treat Osteoporosis. You can get information online. It's not a bisphosphonate and works differently although it has some of the same listed side effects. It's an injection you take every 6 months. If I get increased bone density then I will continue, if not I'm back to figuring out what treatment is be

 
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