I gave myself my first shot yesterday! I was sitting and had dizziness for about five minutes. That could have been due to my anxiety over giving myself a shot. The shot was totally painless! I am optimistic and hopeful that I will grow new bone. I'm taking Garden of Life Raw vitamins and calcium daily along with 3 days a week at the gym and walking s total of 20 miles per week. I am 49, had early menopause at 45 and a spinal T score of -2.9. I have no fractures, thank God! This board has been very helpful. I pray and hope for little to no side effects and lots of stronger, denser bones from Forteo!