Info on Forteo
Hello out there. I have been reading your posts on Forteo and decided to join the group. This is my first post. Hello everyone!!! I am a 68 year old lady that has deteriorating bones, many breaks over the years and very painful neck pain. I am headed for surgery within the next several weeks to take care of the problems in my neck. I hope that makes me feel better. My doctor (acatually all of my doctors) has suggested I try Forteo, my bone problems are so severe and getting worse as I age. I have read all I can about Forteo and am VERY suspicious of the drug. My major problem is the self-injections. I get quezy when I have to have blood drawn - it is an absolute stress draining procedure for me - that is how much I hate needles of any kind. My doctors says the needle for Foreto is as thin as an eyelash???? How easy is this to do???? What is the smallest needle that you can use??? For those of you that have been on Foreto for years - how are your bones doing, i.e. is the meds doing you good??? I was on Boniva for a short while and started having gastro problems so dropped it. PLEASE help me with this. I want to strengthen my bones, but I am not sure I can inject myself even once, much less every day for years. I have checked on Prolia and Reclast and my doctor says Forteo is the drug I need. Any help will be greatly appreciatd. Glad to be in the group!!