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  1. Vitamin D2 V. Vitamin D3
    ... urinary calcium level- the endo says she thinks it is forteo and to decrease my calcium , which I did from about ... the serum calcium test , I am not going to have the forteo for 24 hrs. so we will see how that comes out.On my...
    ... yrs thinking of starting hormone therapy. I am on forteo now.Are you post meno , if so are you doing hormone...
    ... Clinic and the vit d expert about vit d while taking forteo and the possibility of hypercalcemia?...
    ... calcium was a 24 hour, it inevitably would reflect the forteo transient high calcium- wouldn't you think? I am going...
    ... article that mentioned reducing cal by 50% also with Forteo . I've read so many articles that say high dose D supp ... go up if the urine was collected during the peak of Forteo absorbtion. If you cal level returns to baseline ... your levels compare to the test where you took the Forteo and this one where you will get the dose after the...
    ... to your situation and your excellent results with forteo . Had you ever thought that perhaps your one month ... period off of forteo may have had a positive effect? What I am thinking ... slowly trending lower which it would do without the forteo .Then , when you restarted forteo, you had a ramp up ... without the bisphos you did get a second cycle into the forteo .What do you think? I will let you know how the serum ... was out of range this last time.Prior to going on forteo , the 1,25 was mid range. It seems to have something ... to do with the forteo and the high dose d. ...
    ... Hi Osteo: Your thought about the month off of Forteo certainly makes sense, but to tell you the truth I ... for about 15 mos, one of which was the mo I started Forteo and was taking both, then my min met had me stopped ... found out about it. Then when she took me off of the Forteo several mos later, she had me start the Actonel again ... , so I wouldn't loose any gains while off the Forteo for a mo. So you're probably right, that may have ... research on the intermittent therapy with bisphos's and Forteo and how your dr, at the time, wanted you to do that ... test done, I have to stop both of those, plus the Forteo , by taking these after the blood is drawn. However...

  2. Questions to ask specialist
    ... nstruating, you can't take any of the bone meds, except for Forteo , but they wouldn't suggest the Forteo because of your...

  3. Taking Forteo On & Off?
    ... bad side effects, what kind of side effects? The forteo keeps your calcium level stable so bone can grow....
    ... ASBMR or JBMR that mentioned something about taking Forteo like you mentioned but I can't find it right now....
    ... those symptoms. Like I mentioned I've heard of taking Forteo 3 days on and 3 days off, but I can't find the article ... isn't so hard on your body. I haven't heard that Forteo comes in a smaller dose, but I have read about the...

  4. Current Thinking- Keep Antiresorptive Going When Adding Forteo
    ... to does this. I have a real problem with the cost, Forteo at 700.00 and alendronate at 75.00. Many people have ... look at my insurance alendronate is 30.00 copay and Forteo is changing to 175.00 a month. I realize my insurance ... afford it. Then there's the people who switched to Forteo because they couldn't tolerate the bisphos so I guess ... interesting article, and study by Lily. You notice Evista/ Forteo is made by Lily and Fosamax is Merck, not truly important...
    ... have a more inhibiting influence-delaying onset of forteo and diminishing gains of forteo. Whereas raloxifene ... what I have read. Raloxifene not diminishing onset of forteo and rather than diminishing bmd gain- enhancing it ... taking into acct. raloxifene's different effect on the forteo . ps-are you thinking of continuing low dose hrt ... with raloxifene post forteo ? this is my next research area, the idea of low dose...

  5. strontium
    ... My Dr. wants me to go on hormones or take the drug Forteo . I'm not comfotable with either option. Both scare...
    ... but his options for me are just unacceptable. This Forteo drug cost $15,000.00 for two yrs of treatment, which...

  6. Taking Forteo Advice
    ... really good to read the insert that comes with the forteo pen about interactions etc.. When I first started ... forteo , I took it in the afternoon and for me , the afternoon ... and mega doses of vit d to get up. To me it seems forteo causes us to use up vitamin d Or we can't metabolize ... provide a base line for later testing to see how the forteo is working I am sure others will add what seemed ... starting and while my d level was so -so 2 months before forteo , the doc didn't re-test and wasn't going to until...
    ... transient and after a week there was nothing. I take my Forteo in the morning. Also I had my Vitamin D levels checked...
    ... going on a bisphosphonate now that you're off the forteo ? Osteoblast - thanks for your comments about the ... mentioned checking it in relationship to taking the forteo nor have they mentioned the urine nx test so your...
    ... Hi Boomerbones: Good luck with the Forteo . I've been on it for apprx 19 months, and the only ... calcium, and lowered my D 25. According to Eli Lily Forteo had the same effect on some of the participants in ... they check your calcium level prior to starting the Forteo , because that needs to be watched with "some" patients ... times a year and am completing one tomorrow. With forteo you want to see an increase in score from the last...
    ... be sure. My doc was clear that once I was off Forteo I would lose the bone if I did nothing and from what ... would consider it also. I am going to be taking Forteo for an additional 2 months or so while I transition...
    ... Anyone else out there with any stories? How did the Forteo work for you. Right before surgery this is what was...
    ... amount and length of pain they had. I've been on Forteo for 19 months and my scores are incredible, I increased ... one whole point. My insurance isn't paying for the Forteo , so my drs are giving it to me every month. I have ... kypho goes away soon. So they never did give you the Forteo before the surgery? I've talked to several people ... Evidentially she did so well with the addition of the Forteo that they are going to document it somehow. Good luck...
    ... diagnosed until this summer. Anyway, hopefully Forteo works. What are the side effects?...
    ... mentioned. I don't have any side effects from the Forteo and it's working unbelievably!!!! The Dr is even ... gene. If you get a new Dr ask about freebies of Forteo , since that's how I'm getting it. If they don't rotate ... feeling better, and I also hope you meant you have some Forteo waiting for you when you mentioned the "boxes", is ... can explain all you could ever need to know about Forteo , and they don't pull any punches, they explain the ... the statistics on osteosarcoma, it is really low in Forteo users, only one patient actually contracted osteosar ... , and they don't know if it was from the Forteo while there are over 300,000 people taking it. Osteosarcom ... get 1 in 100,000, but the ones who have it aren't on Forteo . [url]http://www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF ... #search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url] Good Luck and if...
    ... effects, particularly some of the ones I've heard with Forteo (weight gain, weird skin, etc). My neurologist does...
    ... Stephi: I know "you" have to decide what to do on the Forteo , but it may help you heal faster from the kypho, isn ... surgery? I've never had any side effect from forteo , but others have. I'm curious what type of skin probs ... I have extremely sensitive skin, and never had the Forteo do anything to it, and the only weight gain was from ... fx's I would want something to help stop that and forteo should do that. Good luck with your healing and...
    ... Hi Stephie, I am 30 and completed the 24 months of Forteo 2 years ago after having been on Fosamax and/or Miacalcin ... than the other meds ever did. My DX prior to the forteo was hip -1.3 and spine -2.9 and then hip -0.7 and ... question the scores a bit? Actually, the DX prior to the forteo was taken in a different state. Maybe that was it ... .) However, after the forteo I did not take anything to sustain the growth and ... loss and not actually promote growth which is what Forteo does. I hope this helps to give you more info....
    ... Stephie: Atmgd, I'm glad you had some improvement on forteo and you're right forteo is the only U.S. drug that ... can always stop it if you have a problem with it. Forteo is genetically engineered Parathyroid hormone which ... One patient in Australia contracted that while on Forteo , but she had other cancers that had metasticized, ... so they can't say that Forteo was the cause and her cancer and her family doesn ... I was you I would worry about additional fx's and forteo can grow new bone and prevent that. I'm not trying ... are worried about weight gain, which I don't think Forteo causes, I would look at it as a "very small" price ... gain that much and we'll never know for sure if the Forteo or something else did it. I'm now loosing weight ... on Forteo , but it's because I've cut out desserts.:) Good...
    ... much for your advice. I do believe I'll go with the Forteo . It sounds more promising than Fosamax or the other...

  7. Get your Vit d level tested
    ... level was at when tested? Have you finished your forteo treatment yet? Have you made a decision about your...
    ... close to the borderline. I still have 3 months of Forteo to go, and will decide on my next treatment at that...
    ... gnificance of a high d 1,25. Both DesertBloom and I are on forteo , the drug insert says the drug will cause d 1,25 to...
    ... Sufficiency. The results of this study indicate that Forteo built just as much bone whether or not the patient...
    ... Pika: Thanks for the info, it's nice to know the Forteo is still working in spite of our D levels. How are...
    ... deficient status allow quality bone growth while on forteo . Did the article pose the question that while the...
    ... bone at higher risk for fracture, thus making the Forteo less effective, and according to my Min Met dr the...
    ... taken in- celiac etc. What I don't understand is why forteo users are expected to have the 19%increase in...
    ... osteoblast;3354848] What I don't understand is why forteo users are expected to have the 19%increase in d 1 ... In the Fracture Prevention Trial, the patients on Forteo only had about 1/3 as many fractures as the patients...
    ... taken in- celiac etc. What I don't understand is why forteo users are expected to have the 19%increase in ... rewording you search query by substituting the word Forteo for parathyroid gland. Since Forteo has only been ... the parathyroid gland does the exact same thing that Forteo does. Just a thought. But I still feel better knowing ... the effects of low D25 with the coadministration of Forteo , who knew the medical community was even thinking ... vits and minerals. So even if you weren't taking Forteo we still know this can happen via a malfunctioning ... might be "metabolism of vitamin D and Calcium with Forteo " and then replace Forteo with "the Parathyroid gland...
    ... resources and or medical facilities. When I started Forteo I was on Actonel, as you know, and my Endo told me ... told me to stop the Actonel and NOT take it with the Forteo because of the blunting effect. I felt really stupid ... I could go on either Evista or Actonel "after" the Forteo was over. I posted an article about a year ago on ... doing the same thing anyway with the low dose hrt/ forteo which is combining a antiresorptive with an anabolic ... I feel the hrt is necessary, and may not hurt the forteo , but taking fosamax (alendronate) with forteo isn...
    ... on hypercalcemia which occured "prior" to starting Forteo , that would be wonderful!!!...
    ... and I wonder if it is the high dose d or just the forteo or both.Anyway , maybe if umass comes back we can...
    ... side by 2 points. The endo said I think it is the forteo , lower your calcium Right now I am getting total cal...

  8. bisphosphonates side effects in the news
    ... all this time. The endocrinologist is suggesting Forteo , but DH is terrified of the BLACK BOX WARNING (emphasis ... staying on Fosamax (risking osteonecrosis of the jaw), Forteo (see BBW above), or maybe not taking any drugs at...

  9. HRT and Forteo
    ... density went back worse than it was before I took the Forteo . I took it for one week at the urging of a primary ... well as bisphosphonates due to stomach problems, and Forteo can't be continued or repeated as of now....
    ... consideration.Also, I should add, since I am now on forteo I don't know if I will proceed with all facets at...
    ... flashes. If you read the Cleveland Clinic paper on Forteo , look at the paragraph on hormones/forteo. The author ... Therorectically estrogen should blunt the effect of forteo , because it's an antiresorptive, but I'm taking it ... that there haven't been any head to head studies on forteo and hrt, but it probably won't diminish the effects ... of forteo . I know this isn't a concrete statement one way or ... score will tell her if the hormones are blunting the forteo . She's afraid of this, and I only have till the end ... of this coming June on forteo so we'll see. I don't want to give up on sleep again ... http://www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF#search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url] Look at page 597...
    ... would pitch in -we'll see.I recall your situation, the forteo , the gains, the loss. And your sensitivity about the ... to do the much higher dose.I am fascinated by the forteo and what it does to the d25 and the d1,25 -the inverse ... vag cream- is not going to interfere much with the forteo .It seems others have been on the cream and did ok ... on forteo. Did you do a estro cream while on forteo ? The active ingredient is estradiol. So, you will ... be off forteo in 6 months(for me 10).Do you know what is next? If...
    ... and have heard varying opinions on doing this with forteo . I would ask your dr about a low dose, if you're ... dose was way too high. Good luck finding a post forteo treatment. :)...
    ... I'm incourage by Pika post about vit D levels and Forteo , I'll have to do some reading on that. I did the ... proges. I have No Clue what I'm going to take after Forteo , I've heard several suggestions (Evista, Bisphos)...
    ... pretty recent?But , as you get nearer to the end of forteo , the ntx is going to return to baseline so maybe you ... The gyn wants me to ask her if it is ok now with forteo to start the low dose ht.This is all pretty complex ... maybe that just brings us to where alot of others on forteo would be anyway? If you know what I mean?Later after ... forteo , that is going to be a difficult choice. Are you thinking...
    ... different category than those who have normal levels on Forteo . When I started the Activella my estradiol was 9 ... is essential, but he really knows very little about Forteo . He does believe the estrogen will increase my bone...
    ... want my vit. d to be at a decent level whether on forteo or off forteo. Sounds great about the pt - hope it ... will continue with ht after you are done with the forteo ? I really wouldn't want to start it and then have ... would like to see some way to continue with it after forteo .Perhaps your incredible dexa results were in fact...
    ... see how I'm doing. I had finished my two years on Forteo in March and then started on Actonel. Good results ... had a 22.5% increase last year after 20 months on Forteo . Am now at -1.8 spine after starting with -3.5. ...

  10. What Is Osteopina
    ... 2 inches in height), my doctor wants to put me on Forteo . I don`t like the idea and my web research has led...

  11. coming up with the score of -2.5
    ... decided to throw away my Fosamax and not take the Forteo , I am still conflicted. I'm waiting for the voice...

  12. Boron
    ... whether you're taking a antiresorptive (fosamax etc) forteo , hrt, calcitonin and strontium. Each of these tests ... you want to see a decrease from baseline and with forteo you would see an increase in score and with strontium...

  13. Vit d,1,25 Dihydroxy v. Vit d 25-Hydroxy and Forteo
    ... level of Vit D but I do remember that when I was on Forteo my calcium level was a little bit above normal and...
    ... may explain this phenomenon some. We know that Forteo raises serum calcium and in the clinical trials the ... since you can expect a drop of about 20% while on Forteo . Below is the reference range I was given for all...
    ... be at the very bottom. To me, it has got to be the forteo that tears throught the vit d and somehow causes...
    ... and low 25, he went and got his PDR and looked up Forteo . He proceeded to read the paragraph from Lily, that ... I mentioned; that in the clinical trials done on Forteo the drug raised D 125 by 19%, and lowered D 25...
    ... comment with the ntx she thought I should continue forteo . But as it is, she says they can consult after the ... she is doing well.If I recall correctly, she was on forteo and had her d 1,25 go way up and her d25 go way down ... She was thinking sarcoidosis. Maybe it was just the forteo after all.I looked at the forteo insert as you said...

  14. forteo
    ... can't take bisphosphonates, so your only option is forteo . Is your t-score at or below -2.5? Some drs won ... 't put you on forteo unless your t-score is at that level, so you need...
    ... can't take bisphosphonates, so your only option is forteo . Is your t-score at or below -2.5? Some drs won ... 't put you on forteo unless your t-score is at that level, so you need...
    ... you for your reply to my concerns about getting on forteo . I'm 74 and very new to using the computer (I've ... input has been most helpful. My dr. didn't prescribe forteo after my last scan; he had fosamax waiting for me ... other insurance possibilities. Is there a generic for forteo ? We probably would have heard by now; but this healthboard ... to health insurance and which ones would help with forteo ; and if I would be able to get back to a medicare ... It's taken me lots of research to even discover forteo and realize that is the one that builds new bone,...
    ... justification to the insurance company of why I needed Forteo rather than Fosamax. The hardest part was convincing ... my DEXA scan because the FDA originally designated Forteo to be used for patients with T Scores of -3.1 and...
    ... D, I specifically found an insurance that covered forteo since I knew I was going to take it. My insurance ... but it's a whole lot less than the retail price of forteo . I understand the problems with Eli Lily's assistance ... because I looked into that, because right now my forteo isn't covered because I'm in the "coverage gap" of ... insurance starts to pay again (Jan 1), I'm getting the forteo from my dr for free. Any drs that treat osteoporosis ... take. There are some Medicare plans that cover forteo , and I know you can switch plans once a year, but ... non formulary drugs. There isn't a generic for forteo , unfortunately, and won't be for a long time. ...
    ... justification to the insurance company of why I needed Forteo rather than Fosamax. The hardest part was convincing ... my DEXA scan because the FDA originally designated Forteo to be used for patients with T Scores of -3.1 and ... I'll also be prepared now for being ineligible for forteo , because of your mention that it was originally designated...
    ... up to the physician whether they want to put you on forteo , and Taape's right; it was originally intended for...
    ... for me because of intestinal problems. He mentioned Forteo but I cannot afford it with my Plan D and can't find ... strokes so they don't want to do that so it is either Forteo or nothing. Mialcalcin gave me headaches I could not...
    ... Sorry that you can't find someone to pay for the forteo . There are other options available to get the insurance ... when I hit the coverage gap they would supply the forteo free. I'm getting it from 2 different drs so it's ... when I first signed up for Hum... they paid for the forteo the entire first year because they had a plan with ... guess I've really lucked out with my drs-getting the forteo free-but I wouldn't be on it if they hadn't said it ... me. I've heard horror stories about the amount of forteo tossed into the trash by drs who just don't have that ... If you need to know any other Med Part D that cover forteo until the coverage gap I could post that, I've looked...
    ... anyondweller: My primary care dr is the one who prescribed forteo , but since my score was so low, in the beginning, ... Mineral Metabolism dr at a Univ Hosp. All 3 have the forteo and will give me some. If the dr you are seeing is ... meds) and they treat osteo, then they probably get forteo as well. Rheumatologists also have forteo if you ... luck on trying to get it... If your insurance has forteo at a tier 3 or 4 (expensive copay) try to get it changed...

  15. Extensive Osteoporosis
    ... correct on all her remarks. I would ask the dr about Forteo (daily injection) and see if you could try that since ... Is the Avonex helping your MS? Here's a link on Forteo if you want to read it. Let us know how things go ... http://www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF#search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url]...
    ... i saw your note,i took forteo for 3 months,developed severe heart burn,the same ... took fosomax.i have a t score of -3.68/dr put me on forteo , but when i developed the heart burn dr said to stop ... calcium.i am concerned about long term effects of forteo ,after reading about dead jaw syndrome from taking ... surgery and dead jaw syndrome.now i have stopped the forteo to get my stomach back in order and don't know about...
    ... Kajolyn, I didn't have any side effects to the Forteo in fact it was prescribed because it didn't go through...

  16. Newly Diagnosed prescribed Fosamax?????
    ... dental complications and pain. I did do 2 years on Forteo but now there's not many options left although my...
    ... only meds that actually build bone are anabolics ( Forteo -Strontium Ranelate). I've never heard that fosamax ... I have talked to people that got pain relief from forteo (daily injection) for osteo. It sounds like your...
    ... from it, you can buy it over the counter. I take forteo and my t-scores have improved tremendously. Best...

  17. osteoporosis ankle
    ... very partial to osteoporosis???would injections like forteo into my ankle work a specific porous bone? no one...
    ... than my hips or ankle. I think the research done on Forteo measured BMD of the spine and hip not the ankle. ...

  18. Losing bone on Forteo
    ... Pack92. I also lost a little after my first year on Forteo . At 18 months I had another Dexa which showed no ... change. I have now gone off the Forteo and am in the process of deciding what to do next ... Do you know what you will do after getting off the Forteo ? I wish you the best, and keep us posted....

  19. anorexia caused osteoporosis what treatment is best
    ... because os anorexia. I have read that teripartatide ( forteo ) is the best drug at actually building muscle. Others...
    ... have osteoporosis - do you know what your T score is? Forteo does work and fairly quickly like I saw progress after...
    ... found out) and my t score is -2.5. you are on the forteo ? what kind of results have you seen?? How long have...

  20. Running out of options!
    ... and my osteo numbers are not good. I have been on forteo for the past year. My hashimoto's was diagnosed ... options what are you now considering. I decided on forteo . It was not an easy decision to make at all. But, ... alternative for me spine -3.4 and hips were -2.7. After forteo , a person needs to do something to lock in the gains ... I will do something else. So, I am not suggesting forteo for you just saying it was what I decided on....
    ... menopause. I will have to ask my Endo in Feb. about the Forteo . Is that shots? Unfortunately, my Mother isn't excepting...
    ... blood test and visit in Feb. I might have to try the forteo , if my insurance covers it. Thanks!...

  21. Kyphoplasty & Ongoing Pain
    ... obviously isn't doing a whole lot. Docs wanted me on Forteo about 4 months ago (when fracture first occurred)...
    ... of the pain, when you are able to go. I'm taking forteo , and I know that they are using this now to speed...
    ... one. DesertBloom, I appreciate your guidance on the Forteo . I don't tolerate most drugs too easily but I don ... 't think I can risk not taking Forteo at this point. Thanks again for your support and...
    ... than usual. What I am very interested in, is using Forteo . I Just started and am having all sorts of problems ... ...perhaps there is another thread going about Forteo ? My problems are with the actual injection and then...
    ... wait it out, I guess! Do you or anyone know if the Forteo is covered by insurance? I do take prescription Vit...
    ... fracture. And as of now, my insurance is covering the forteo ...well at least the needles. I don't think there...
    ... type of insurance do you have? Most insurances cover Forteo , but then there are some that don't. You can always ... it through an appeal. My insurance isn't covering forteo right now so I get it free from the dr. Good Luck...
    ... type of insurance do you have? Most insurances cover Forteo , but then there are some that don't. You can always ... it through an appeal. My insurance isn't covering forteo right now so I get it free from the dr. Good Luck ... I'm thinking that might be what I have to try, the forteo , since I can't tolerate the other drugs that I tried ... . Does the forteo cause bone pain too? Like the actonel and boniva?...
    ... I would think that your insurance would cover the forteo if it's a ppo. Also I don't understand why your dr ... Chapter 23, 2007 I've never had bone pain from forteo , and some people say that it helps with certain types ... me. I have constant lower back/neck pain and the forteo hasn't helped that, but it hasn't made it worse either...

  22. Give me the reality of the situation please :)
    ... though I'm getting a little worried since I've been off Forteo for a year now with decreased T scores, I'm not considering...

  23. What to do if you forgot to refrigerate Forteo?
    ... Hi loisr: How long did you leave the Forteo out? Call the 800 # for Eli Lily and they can tell...
    ... degrees then I wouldn't use it. When I was using Forteo my doctor called the physician line and he was told...

  24. Strontium uses that showed improvement
    ... osteoporosis seem quite promising, and when my two years of Forteo is finished next March, I will decline bisphosphonates...
    ... biopsies of patients before and after treatment with Forteo , and the holes in the bones are filling up (though...
    ... indicated that when you get done with the 2 years on forteo that you will NOT do bisphosphonates. Have you made ... that strontium ranelate was successfully used after forteo ? It seems all the follow up published tests focus ... hoping some tests would come out with the SR after forteo and judging it against the bisphosphonates. Had you...
    ... osteoblast: Thanks. I'm not aware of any studies with Forteo followed by strontium ranelate. Lilly recently completed ... what I'm doing. Exactly what I will do when my Forteo ends in March will be decided when that time comes...
    ... osteoblast: Thanks. I'm not aware of any studies with Forteo followed by strontium ranelate. Lilly recently completed ... what I'm doing. Exactly what I will do when my Forteo ends in March will be decided when that time comes ... keep in touch with you, in regards to "life after Forteo " if I can use such wording. I'm on my 5th Forteo pen...

  25. Treatment AFTER Forteo/Forsteo
    ... weights. I qualify for treatment with Forsteo ( Forteo in the US?) and its been 3½ months since I started...
    ... most of the research seems to be with women. After forteo , that is certainly the big question and bisphosphonates...

  26. Testosterone, Estradiol and Forteo
    ... come to wean myself off entirely. I've never used Forteo so am not sure how that would interact with bio-identical...
    ... are added that I don't diminish the effect of the forteo that I am taking.I know some on this board have used ... some hormone therapy and forteo together. DesertBloom, if you read this HI, I hope ... could comment on what hormones you are on with the forteo if you would feel comfortable with that. Again, welcome...

  27. Dr. Oz Praises Vit D and links deficiency to Osteoporosis
    ... that advice is very old school. And, if you are on forteo , be aware that forteo uses vit d at a higher than ... normal rate. Look at the forteo insert and it talks about significant decline in vit ... d levels while people are on forteo .So everybody, be sure to get your vit d levels to...

  28. Forteo experts.....some questions for you
    ... density- no increase or decrease. After 18 months on Forteo I had significant improvement. I believe Forteo...
    ... Sorry your mom is having such a hard time, but the Forteo should help a lot. They are now using Forteo to speed ... the shot, it is really easy and I rarely feel it. Forteo is a sub qutaneous injection (just below the skin ... better. I took Actonel and it didn't work and the Forteo worked great so hopefully your mom will have the same ... drs approval. I wouldn't want to stop taking the Forteo before the 2 years are up, but if she needs to for...
    ... vit d level checked - absolutely get it done now. Forteo really uses up your vit d, this is stated in the package ... supplementing both calcium and vit d. When I started forteo my vit d was ok but it turns out not adequate for ... winter and the demands of forteo and the vit d went way low. Don't let this happen...
    ... Hi Mina! When I went for my Forteo training, there was a frail elderly lady in the class...
    ... regular dr. for a sore throat and will also bring the FORTEO pen so he can give her the injection and teach her...
    ... your mom will do find with the injections. I used Forteo for 2 years but after I stopped yes, my bone reverted ... just aren't good options available for after using Forteo for 2 years....
    ... happy that your bones revert back even worse after Forteo treatments. Is that the norm? Anyway my mom is having...
    ... I'm not happy about the bone loss I have after the Forteo but perhaps if I had had a fracture then the Forteo...

  29. Forteo pen frozen
    ... instruction booklet about pen jams... From Eli Lily Forteo pen instructions 2007: What should I do if the ... Set the Dose." You can also get help from the Forteo site, just log in with the password they gave you...

  30. New Bone Research
    ... it is almost a given that when you finish with the forteo that you will be on a bisphos, or do you think something...

  31. Dhea
    ... know if this has anything to do with it. I'm taking Forteo , and the general concensus is that it's causing all...

  32. I saw the endocrinologist today
    ... statement "The drugs we offer are Fosamax, Actonel, and Forteo . If you're not willing to take any of them, I can...

  33. Osteopena
    ... here - very, very information about Actonel, Fosamax, Forteo & Strontium....

  34. England wants to limit osteo drugs
    ... strontium would cost about US$45 a month in the UK. Is Forteo even approved at all in the UK?? Boggles the mind...
    ... to those who react very badly to bisphosphanates. Forteo is also available on a limited basis and only for ... retired male doctor who was going to court to obtain Forteo ). Our so called National Health service is a joke...
    ... to those who react very badly to bisphosphanates. Forteo is also available on a limited basis and only for ... retired male doctor who was going to court to obtain Forteo ). Our so called National Health service is a joke...

  35. DEXA scan
    ... didn't like the side effects. A year later I went on Forteo , which isn't for everyone, but for me I have no complaints...

  36. High Cortisol Levels
    ... 65 years of age and the Dr wants to put me on the Forteo shots. Have been on FosamaxD, MultiVitamin, Citracal...
    ... Your doctor wants to put you on Forteo .......why? Your scores aren't even into the "osteoporosis ... you put into it. If you're happy with the idea of Forteo , it's not my place to tell you what/what not to do...
    ... your ability to have good bone density. As far as Forteo , you are not even in the osteoporosis range even tho ... you are post-menopause. I was on Forteo because even tho I was young(53) my dexa scores were...
    ... Kathy: I agree with the others... You can go on Forteo with a score like yours, but it's not the norm. In ... didn't heal? If so, the dr would probably put you on Forteo regardless of your score, but if you haven't had any ... problems along those lines they usually don't use Forteo till you reach a lower score. I've been on Forteo ... score of -3.6 at dx. My t score is great now from the Forteo , so the question would be if any of these situations ... that could justify starting it. They are now using Forteo to stimulate bone growth after spinal/hip/knee surgeries ... Endo eval, so I don't see the point of starting with Forteo unless you have other probs you didn't mention. ...

  37. side effects from to many steriod epidural injections?
    ... severe osteo of the spine, but since I've been on Forteo I have increased my bone density tremendously. Usually...

  38. Switching from Fosamax to Strontium
    ... here and I've made up my mind to get off Fosamax. Forteo sounds pretty good too, so I'm not quite sure - Strontium ... or Forteo . Anyways, I will be seeing my doctor next week ... and if so how did you do it? ETA I just looked up Forteo - and the first thing I see is that it causes bone...
    ... try to steer you away from the strontium and push Forteo on you instead. Why? Because the vast majority of ... down the road. Right now, the "standard of care" is Forteo /Fosamax/Boniva etc. However, if you do an internet...
    ... try to steer you away from the strontium and push Forteo on you instead. Why? Because the vast majority of ... down the road. Right now, the "standard of care" is Forteo /Fosamax/Boniva etc. However, if you do an internet...
    ... screw-up), probably early next year. Meanwhile, doing Forteo and walking couple hours a day. My orthopedist says ... sent people to France for strontium ranelate post Forteo . (Nice, if you can afford it!). Interestingly, nobody...
    ... they had a 4 pg article on osteo, Actonel, Fosamax, Forteo and Strontium Retelate. They are working to approve...

  39. Question on calcium
    ... previous post concerning my Dr wanting to put me on Forteo . My urinalysis did show an excessive amount of calcium...
    ... helps the body absorb calcium. Then, I was put on Forteo for 2 years and am folllowing it up with Fosamax....
    ... said that was normal for just finishing up on the forteo , he expects that within 3-5 months of taking the fosamax...

  40. Dr wants to put me on Forteo-other alternatives?
    ... and my Dr immediately said I should start with the Forteo shots. He did the blood work and that came back OK...
    ... gynaecologist because he became angry when I refused Forteo , and I cannot tell you how many specialists have shoved...
    ... I took the tests he was talking about taking this Forteo which sort of set me back on my heels. And yesterday...
    ... Hi Kathy I just finished up 2 years on Forteo and I have nothing but positive words about it. After ... see in about 3-6 months how it is working. I know Forteo is used for people with severe osteoporosis who are...
    ... Hi Kathy, I used the Forteo for 2 years and it worked great. The only problem ... wouldn't agree - same clinic. I've been done with the Forteo for almost a year now. Unfortunately, my T scores ... went down alot after getting off the Forteo so apparently I needed it. The doctors were pressuring...
    ... that had me scared was my Dr had said I would be on Forteo for the rest of my life and now I'm reading that several...
    ... Hi Kathy: I've been on Forteo for 16 months with great results and no side effects ... . The FDA limited Forteo s use to 24 months. There are a couple of people here ... http://www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF#search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url] :)...
    ... hormones, PTH measures your Parathyroid Hormone level ( forteo is man made parathyroid hormone) SPEP measures the ... osteoporosis. I've never heard a Dr recommend Forteo longer than the 24 months, did your Dr actually say ... that. Some of us are so pleased with the results of Forteo that we would like to take it longer, but every Dr...

  41. AGE 50 - diagnosed with Osteoporosis
    ... tests for calcium and vitamin D. The doctor put me on Forteo . I have been on that for almost 3 months now. My hips ... I really don't like the thought of having to take Forteo , but he said it would be best since I have such a ... was a very happy person until I had to start taking Forteo . I feel it has changed me .:)...
    ... So with that said either taking or not taking the forteo is up to you. Your dr. can advise you, but in the...
    ... that. I just worry about the side effects that Forteo can cause later on down the road in life that they...

  42. Strontium Question
    ... and didn't offer any alternative except mentioning Forteo . I really don't have a doctor treating me for osteo...
    ... studies to prove the benefits of taking both. I do take Forteo (anabolic) and was told you can't take a bisphosphonate...
    ... I just finished 2 years on Forteo . Before that I was using Fosomax. I understand that ... Fosomax and Forteo work in opposite ways and should not be taken together ... patients stay off fosomax for a while before starting forteo . I don't have any atricles to tell you about, just...
    ... answer on this question, except in relation to taking Forteo , so maybe there is other research I've missed on this...
    ... in function as the strontium ranelate.I am now on forteo and when I finish I would love not to have to take ... the equivalent of ranelate and be able to hold the forteo gains( if I have any)....
    ... on fosomax or something similar soon after stopping forteo or my bones would start to decline. If you have any ... questions on forteo I might be able to help since I did 2 years of it...
    ... Karin-I am at the end of my first year now on forteo . My recent dexa showed my spine stayed basically the ... . I think you said your improvement was slight on forteo - did your doc offer a theory about that?...
    ... beforehand. Many people who go from not taking anything to forteo seem to have better results. On a brighter note, ... improved. Were you taking fosomax before you started forteo ? Karin...
    ... for 7 weeks, then nothing for 7 weeks, then started forteo .How long were you on/off fosamax before forteo?...
    ... fosamax. I was on for 9 years. Don't worry about the forteo not working. Give it time. Are you getting tested...
    ... years to get out of your system, it was harder for the forteo to work. Karin...
    ... I started forteo right after I stopped fosamax. I didn't want to wait ... patients to be off fosamax for one year before they start forteo ....

  43. I traveled with Forteo--report
    ... I was hesitant to take the Forteo on a week's vacation, but my girlfriend convinced...
    ... I'm going to use the freezer pack that came with Forteo , and thanks for the tip about not running the pen...
    ... Paperbookreader- I believe it was the 800 forteo line that I obtained info that your pen can tolerate...
    ... QUOTE=Rosegarden;3215278]I was hesitant to take the Forteo on a week's vacation, but my girlfriend convinced ... the month? Can I just restart? I have only been on Forteo for three days...and the trip isn't until late Feb...
    ... to stop, I think that would be okay. I had to stop forteo for a month for other reasons and it didn't cause ... Because I had to do that it will extend my time on forteo for one month. Instead of stopping it at 24 mos I...
    ... and have extra ice packs in it that will keep the Forteo at the right temperature even if beyond 24 hours you...
    ... right here. It is good to know that one can stop forteo , if all else fails while traveling though I hope that...

  44. confused about high calcium
    ... *could* happen if my Ca went any higher. I am on Forteo which raises Ca and D125, but also lowers D25, so ... this. However my Ca was high "before" I started the Forteo and I decided to take it anyway. I'll be done with...
    ... ) Do you also have osteoporosis? I do and am on Forteo because my t-score was really low, but the Forteo...

  45. New osteo drug in the works
    ... currently in Phase 2 development. It sounds a bit like Forteo , doesn't it? It has the potential to address "important...

  46. Forteo- Slow to show results
    ... Do any of you out there know of people who while on forteo showed little or no improvement in first year dexa...
    ... I was on forteo for 2 years and had a slight improvement. Possibly ... due to the fosomax that I took prior to the forteo ....
    ... Karin- how long were you on fosamax before forteo , and did you have a break period before starting ... the forteo ? Where did you experience your improvement spine ...
    ... not just to increase bone density. If you were on Forteo for 2 years and didn't fracture, that is certainly...
    ... not just to increase bone density. If you were on Forteo for 2 years and didn't fracture, that is certainly ... for a check-up last week. My Dr. started me on the Forteo in March (this year). Reading all the posts here ... Nope! We had some great conversation about the Forteo ...she suggested to just wait for the two years to ... positive about some improvement! Since starting the Forteo , I've noticed my nails are growing much stronger and...
    ... Neer et al, the rate of increase in bone density with Forteo was greatest in the first 6 months but the rates of...
    ... occurred in 11.2% of the patients who had received Forteo compared with 19.5% of the patients who had received ... bone density (again, Neer et al study), patients on Forteo (21 months, postmenopausal women) gained 9.7% compared...
    ... what it says about dxa results after 12 months on forteo . I don't know if it will help any, but it does validate ... clinician measures bone density 12 months after starting Forteo , the increase may be much smaller than expected. Physicians ... should not assume that the patient is not responding to Forteo or that he or she is not taking it as directed: James ... referring to patients who took bisphosphonates prior to forteo , when they refer to "these patients". Hope that...
    ... osteoblast. I just had a dexa after 18 months on Forteo which basically showed no change in BMD. I had one ... show any change in the hip or spine. Prior to the Forteo I took Actonel for six weeks and waited 2 months after ... I stopped, to start the Forteo . My endo suggested I stop the Forteo now mainly because ... after rechecking my NTx. My impression was that on Forteo , the NTx level typically surpasses the normal range ... . At any rate, I'm glad to be off the Forteo since it seems it wasn't doing much for me, but somewhat ... feel alot worse now than I did when I started the Forteo . What is your next step? I was re-reading the Bone...

  47. strontium renelate in the UK
    ... be just as good? I have just completed 2 years on forteo and am starting Boniva. My doc wants me to start...
    ... take strontium close to calcium either. I was on forteo for 2 years and was told by him (mayo doc) to make...
    ... clinic doc was my doctor 2 years ago when I started forteo . I went to him only for a short time. It's a far...
    ... the belief that they could blunt or hinder meds like forteo . I'm not sure if you could call Stron Citrate a anabolic...
    ... Both feel it wouldn't hurt. If I were still taking Forteo they agreed one would counteract the other. It will...
    ... I had great results w/two years on Forteo . My Endo and I opted to go a 3rd year on Forteo. I ... on an infusable bisphosphonate after my 3rd year on Forteo . I so wish they'd get strontium ranelate trialed and...

  48. My endocrinoligist appt......
    ... high vitamin D supplementation before starting me on Forteo . I was on 100,000 IU of vitamin D (two gel capsules ... ) one a week for over a year before starting Forteo and for another 6 months after starting Forteo before ... IU dose once a week. I am starting my third year of Forteo this month. My vitamin D levels remain w/in normal...
    ... take Fosamax, etc., by mouth and have finished with Forteo . If the injection causes noticeable side effects I...

  49. forteo after actonel
    ... yours. She was on Actonel for one year before her forteo treatment. Then after 12 months on forteo , her dexa...
    ... havent gotten a call back from the nurse about my forteo yet, and I must say I want the call, but am not looking...
    ... alternating a bisphos (fosamax, actonel,etc) with forteo . My doc seems to want to do a 12 month on forteo, ... different as it entails bisphos for a year and then forteo again. As I say this seems to be the direction the ... only took a bisphos- fosamax for 7 weeks before the forteo . So a little different there. I have moved up my ... your levels checked periodically esp if you go on forteo which eats up your vit d . And getting back to ... the forteo --the shots , particularly with the 3/16th needles...
    ... 3.4, 14 months later. My dr decided to put me on Forteo , and luckily I haven't had any side effects. I've ... been on Forteo since April of 2006, and my last dxa was -1.2 spine ... bone situation much, but I'm doing much better now on Forteo . I've had some fractures and have my dr check my ... t think of a single reason why you shouldn't give Forteo a shot. If you turn out to be one of those with side ... you could always stop it. Does your insurance cover Forteo ? The biggest draw back on this med is the price and ... more questions, fire away... Here's a good link on Forteo , if you haven't read it yet. Welcome aboard:) ... //www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF#search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url]...
    ... absolutely awesome in terms of improvement after the Forteo . Thanks for the response, I understand everyone is...
    ... regarding my slight improvement after 11 months of forteo , I think you may also want to read the Osteonecrosis ... to think that the 7 weeks I was on fosamax before forteo may have delayed my response. In the article we are ... treatment for only 16 wks. had a delayed reaction to forteo . So, while DesertBloom did have superb results, I...
    ... Osteoblast, You took Fosamax for 7 weeks prior to starting Forteo ? Was it right before or was there a break in time ... ? I took Fosamax for 3 weeks before starting Forteo and waited about a month due to waiting for insurance ... to agree to pay. I had a good response to Forteo but then lost all gains quickly after the two years...
    ... I took fosamax 7 weeks, then 7 weeks off , then forteo . I can't imagine waiting 7 weeks would make any difference ... fosamax )resulted in a 6-12 month delayed reaction to forteo . Of course everyone is different. And, your response ... to forteo was good, and others as well. But in my case with ... markers being tested I showed little or no reaction to forteo for about 7 months and then the bone markers have ... reaction with very high bone markers is a result of the forteo . As I said previously he wants me to stop now on the ... forteo , as he does with most of his patients at one year ... But in my mind , I say I am not like others on forteo ,with my delayed response. Why stop now if I have ... bisphos for a year and back to my last 12 months on forteo , maybe I couldn't even get up and running on forteo...
    ... montesflus here. If you would feel better by continuing on forteo , rather than going on a bisphosphonate again, then ... were you, I would do just that. Continue with the forteo . I don't know how happy you are with your present ... bisphosphonate meds work in such a different way to forteo , that this could, indeed, somehow prevent forteo working ... than me the differences in the way these meds work ( forteo promoting new bone growth, while the bisphos doing ... know if your insurance pays for you to continue on forteo , but if it does, if I were you, I'd go for that option...
    ... with my present scores (worse than when I started Forteo ) that the doctor may recommend a second course of ... Forteo . If a doctor recommends this then insurance will pay...
    ... and let us know. When you were on the two years forteo , when did you have your dexas and do you recall how ... your progress, did you have a dexa at 12 months on forteo , then at 24 months? Or how was it. While my progress...
    ... nuts on this thread. :) I still havent gotten my Forteo , so now I'm trying to set up an appointment with an ... is hurting or helping me with regards to going on Forteo ....

  50. 11months on Forteo-Dexa Improvement Slight
    ... easy to write. Today I had a dexa at 11 months on forteo .Results close to when I started forteo. I have ... about losing. So I worried about losing. Before forteo spine -3.4 total rt hip -2.9 total lt hip ... -2.7 After 11 months forteo spine -3.4 same total rt hip -2.6 total lt hip ... 212) and bsap 33 (last time 23) Doc says absolutely forteo is working. That while dexa doesn't show increase ... , that forteo is metabolically working and the architecture would ... to him. It looks like I am going to be stopping forteo now, and we will reassess at 12 months. His thinking...
    ... same. I don't understand why you decided to stop the Forteo as you could take it another year and maybe have even...
    ... thinking that it could have had an effect on how the forteo worked. I guess I'll never really know, so what I...
    ... the bisphos. That while the bonemarkers indicate forteo is working that now is the time to shift to the bisphos ... after one year reassess to possibly again do a year of forteo . Apparently there is something to this changing gears ... approach. Hyperstimulation with forteo and then going into a low rate with the bisphos and ... there are docs rapidly going back and forth between forteo and bisphos in 4 month segments. So, there is something...
    ... scores were at the 218% increase from baseline on Forteo and this was viewed as a positive result. Once you...
    ... the hemangiomas could make my dexas look worse. As forteo is supposed to have more of an effect on spine than ... was low for several reasons at a few points on the forteo . My first doc dosed too low at 800 then said go to ... of winter at my very northern latitude . Third, forteo eats up vit d. The package insert states "The median ... this to me. While I read the insert when I started forteo , this didn't register .When looking at your situation ... don't discount the forteo effect. Fourth, is vit d test reliability. I ... intent on getting the D level right to support the forteo project but there are other benefits I was hoping ... fosamax yet and it is several weeks since you stopped forteo . If your d is presently low but you are increasing...
    ... increases. With my ntx scores way above what was in the forteo insert, it spooked me. And, when boneman came to give...
    ... and usually these are seen over several years. My Forteo t-score results are still good, but I can't count...
    ... pushing the system one way and then the next between forteo and a bisphos.I have to confess, I really have a hard...
    ... rather concerned. I have about 9 days left with the forteo and then must soon proceed. I believe I know what...
    ... doctor, who was involved in the clinical trials of Forteo , told me not to have a dexa less than 18 months into ... the course of treatment with Forteo because I would be discouraged. He told me something ... dexa. Anyway, I did not have a dexa until being on Forteo for 20 months and I had an improvement in my spine ... doctor also told me that there are spikes in gains with Forteo and that the new thing is doing Forteo for a shorter ... hold it with a bisphosphonate, and then go back to Forteo , etc. etc. So it sounds like that's where your doctor ... is at. My doctor offered to keep me on Forteo beyond the two years that I took it, but I decided ... Actonel and know that if I backslide, I can go back on Forteo . Try not to be discouraged. It seems that it is...
    ... months is it now since you completed the 24 months on forteo ? Sorry if there are too many questions.:) I hope...
    ... months is it now since you completed the 24 months on forteo ? Sorry if there are too many questions.:) I hope ... together and do more regular exercise. I finished Forteo last March and pretty quickly went on Actonel, my ... never had one after completing the full course of Forteo . My doctor said something about Actonel having a ... want to make sure I'm not regressing after stopping Forteo . If I've stayed the same or improved, I'll stay on ... awhile. If I get worse, I'll probably go back on Forteo . I had some topical hormones for awhile for other...
    ... how long I could take a drug holiday after finishing forteo , he said about a month. So, Tuesday it will be exactly ... and I have jumped up 10 points since being off the forteo and hopefully it will continue to rise. There ... the horizon plus a bunch of good information about forteo too. Keep in touch Spinewhine and Osteoblast...
    ... worst place L-4 which was at -3.7 a year ago before forteo it is now at -3.9. That is something that weighs ... months with then 13 more months available to me on forteo I feel if I am ever going to expore this it needs...
    ... doubt they will ever be able to prove it was from forteo . Osteo: In the above article there is the mention ... they are referring to the full chain of PTH not the Forteo (1-34), but I don't think that would make a big difference...
    ... you have a break between your Actonel and starting Forteo ? I did see the Black article that you referred to ... reason for the amazing response after the 12 months forteo then alendronate? p.s. I am still working with the...
    ... would talk about the pros and cons of the 3-4 month forteo , bisphos ,then repeat scenario. My doc is not interested ... then I won't be able to respond to a new period of forteo . I am still puzzled why my ntx and bsap have reached ... for 7 weeks, then a seven week break before starting forteo . Again the doc doesn't want to talk about it except ... say that my reaction now is an expected response to forteo and stop now and go to bisphos for a year. I am going ... at Stanford who talked to her about the sequential forteo /bisphos treatment followed by another series in quicker...

  51. Information Re: Osteonecrosis of jaw and bisphosphonates, Fosamax etc.
    ... says there is new research out that says to use PTH ( Forteo ) for the treatment of ONJ. Since I'm such a skeptic ... would imagine it will apply to me anyway since I'm on forteo , but I'm curious as to how long you need to take it...
    ... conclusions about pretreatment with bisphos. before forteo and how it delays and diminshes response. I don't...
    ... position because , in effect you have pretreated with forteo for longer than a year. So, given a difficult situation ... the extractions because you are up and running on forteo and it is for sure working in your system. That is ... situation- because of your absolutely stunning gains with forteo and that you have now been on forteo for 15 plus months ... with fosamax for 7 weeks, then off 7 weeks then on forteo . No bonemarker elevation of any significance for the...
    ... on the precipice of a increase if you continued the Forteo , but I realize your dr has a plan, and don't know ... possibly situation to stave it off having been on forteo for the length of time that I have. Maybe my concern...
    ... how you could be in a better position- that is with forteo in your system and up and running. I have a nagging...
    ... cause the rats a 6-12 month delay in response to forteo , why not me with 7 weeks fosamax? And surely not everyone ... bisphos , that I could do anything in the next 12 mo. forteo ? Did you say you knew some people who didn't have...
    ... t do it. According to all the clinical trials on forteo they all claim increases in bmd occur within the first ... searching the board with the phrase, dexa increase on forteo , or if that doesn't work try it in your browser, which ... even though that's contrary to all the trials for forteo . When I had my dxa, my dr didn't take the scan results...
    ... type of machine , different place. I got my next forteo pen from the pharmacy. I have pretty much decided...

  52. Actonel for Osteopenia - Advice?
    ... hypothyroid. Recently my doctor mentioned taking Forteo and I flat out refused. He wanted to know my height ... Knew he was going to try and convince me to take Forteo . He soon let up and realized I was stubborn and meant...
    ... trust a dr that wanted to give anyone with osteopenia Forteo . Forteo, whether you like it or not is only for low ... osteoporosis scores. Forteo is the last option for meds, and certainly not meant ... increased to the osteopenia range, I couldn't take Forteo . Everyone needs to advocate for themselves, so...
    ... else, but today a research nurse suggested I take Forteo .. which is why I began looking at this site. It looks ... like Forteo has it's own major problems. Glad you are out there...

  53. Starting Forteo - confused
    ... should provide it. You should take calcium/D with forteo just like you did with your other meds, unless the ... because we had "elevated" calcium levels, while on Forteo . Usually they don't put you on Forteo if you calcium ... intake did so because our counts went up while on Forteo , but we still take calcium either through supplement ... amount of calcium/D you were taking before you started Forteo . If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask ... so what you do is up to you. In the box that the Forteo pen comes in there should be a step by step instructions...
    ... about what the dr did or didn't tell you about the Forteo , and am a bit confused. I could type up the instructions...
    ... Boniva in case my insurance would not pay for the Forteo . Shots scare me to death. In my younger years I...
    ... Hi, I recently finished two years on Forteo and I have to say I had the same panicky feelings ... score was -3.5 in the spine and after 20 months on Forteo I was -2.3. Do keep an eye on that bone tumor and ... discuss all possible side effects of Forteo with your doctor. When my doctor gave me the first ... NOT stop your calcium and vitamin D. I was told the Forteo will not work without them. Best of luck to you...
    ... the way, I don't think you are supposed to take both Forteo and Boniva. Check with your doctor but I haven't ... that taking a bisphosphonate (like Boniva) impedes Forteo from working....
    ... Hi debmcd: I wouldn't take the Boniva with the Forteo . It sounds to me that your dr gave it to you for ... a back up if your insurance didn't pay for the Forteo . Boniva would interfere with the benefits of Forteo...
    ... Luckily the last was over 4 years ago and I've been on Forteo for almost 16 mos and no probs so far. Good luck ... injections and those are much worse. You can't compare Forteo injections to regular intramuscular injections. ... that could answer the questions about calcium/D and Forteo /Boniva. Three cheers for that pharmacist ;) Spinewhine ... and if anything changes talk to your dr about the Forteo . Have you read all the literature that came in the ... box on Forteo ? If not here's a link to a site that explains how ... //www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/DEAL703.PDF#search=%22 forteo %20and%20osteosarcoma%22[/url] If you look at paragraph ... I and some others had to decrease calcium while on Forteo , but this ONLY applies to patients that have elevated ... calcium levels while taking Forteo , and your dr would have checked your levels before ... take bisphosphonates (Boniva, Fosomax, Actenol) with Forteo . Hang in there...:) :)...
    ... I took Forteo for 2 years and the injections were really easy to ... instructions at the website. I wouldn't take Boniva and Forteo at the same time. Did an endocrinologist or other ... specialists prescribe the Forteo ? They should know about only take one medication....
    ... bone? Some cancers are contraindicated for use with Forteo so you have to be careful, but since you said you ... under the Paragraph heading on Who Shouldn't Use Forteo . Keep us informed on how it continues to go, and ... or afternoons which ever is most convenient. The Forteo should really help build good strong bone for you...
    ... fractures. People here have had good results with Forteo so, hopefully, you will too. Do read all of the ... Forteo literature that Lilly provides so that you know as...

  54. I am going to an endocrinologist - what questions should I ask?.....
    ... some underlying problems of why I could not take the Forteo without getting so sick. It will be my first appt...
    ... factors. I'm sure you will explain how you can't take Forteo and that you already took a bisphosphonate, so the...
    ... I felt bad that you had such a hard time with the Forteo when I kept cheering you on, but we are all different...

  55. 35mg v. 70mg fosamax
    ... I am going to be stopping my forteo treatment soon and will have to go on a bisphos. I ... indicated that her docs told her that she could follow the forteo with the 35mg. fosamax rather than the higher dose70mg ... it would do the job. Of course , if there are any forteo users who then transitioned to the lower dose ,I would...
    ... After I finished Forteo , I was put on 35 mg Actonel and my bone densitiy stayed ... Actonel. I did not lose any of the gain I got on Forteo but I did not increase my density either. I am not...

  56. calciums levels?
    ... vitamin d. Also my situation is aggravated by being on forteo for osteo, because the drug seems to rip through your...

  57. What is 12 months on forteo-12 months or 12 pens?
    ... with 12 months Oct7,2007. My refill label on the forteo pen however shows that right now I have completed ... period which may be 30 or 31 days.I will complete 12 forteo pens at approx. Sept. 15,2007 rather than the Oct ... using calendar months. I am wondering why all the forteo research info refers to 12 months. I wonder about ... For any people who have completed two years on forteo - was it 24 months or 24 forteo pens??...
    ... Taape-thanks. So in your experience your time on forteo would have been 24 pens. That would be 24- 28 day ... Did you see my earlier posting about following forteo by raloxifene? By searching the net I found a research ... this. Also, did you see that Trail posted that after forteo her docs are talking to her about either fosamax 35mg...
    ... see another doctor who may be willing to prescribe Forteo again for me....

  58. vitamin d, urine ntx questions
    ... be either Fosamax or Actonel(following the 2 yrs on Forteo that I just completed), but I need to resolve a few ... if I am not absorbing my D. Also, while I was on Forteo my urine NTX went from 72(before treatment) to 19 ... and then a few months later after I contiuned the forteo at the 26th month it was 91. I am not sure what that ... some questions etc for my next visit. I stopped the forteo 2 weeks ago and am enjoying a drug holiday, yet I ... know that I only have about a month or so off forteo as far as protection before I decide what to do next...
    ... Hi Trail: According to Eli Lily's study on Forteo , vitamin D 25 levels decreased, at the 12 mo mark ... , by 19% in women from baseline taking Forteo during the length of the study. Vitamin D 125 increased ... at 1 month and another increase at months 6-12. Forteo is the only bone med where you want to see an increase ... last score is good and what you'd expect to see with Forteo and new bone growth. The other articles I've read ... markers..." paragraphs. [url]http://pi.lilly.com/us/ forteo -pi.pdf[/url] Good luck with your decision. Evidentally ... a decrease in D25 on Forteo isn't all that unusual, you just need to raise it ... good. Were you taking any other bone drug before the Forteo ?:)...
    ... Desert I haven't taken anything for my osteo except forteo so far, I wasn't even on any HRT when I went thru ... those too if you don't mind. 12/04 15.7 (before forteo ) 5/06 12 months on forteo-8.7 11/06 18 months...
    ... scores you are always looking for an increase while on Forteo . Now I can't tell you how much of an increase you...
    ... test results.I am just about at my one year mark on forteo . My Bsap was not too elevated but NTx really elevated ... doctor said it was within what would be expected on forteo and ntx numbers can really vary throughout the day ... on this. In any event you are at the end of your forteo treatment and you need to follow up with another drug ... . As DesertBloom said , the forteo info shows that there is a tearing through vit d while ... on forteo . This happened to me . Trail, did you have ... a bone density test at your one year on forteo ? Were you showing an improvement at that time? Have...
    ... do? I mentioned that I had read in a study that forteo treatment was followed by raloxifene(sp?). It was ... since you are just finishing up with the two years forteo , could you let me know did you just do 24 forteo pens ... year. So , I wonder when they say you can only be on forteo for two years are they saying 24 pens is the limit...
    ... but I don't want to lose everything I gained with Forteo and feel as crappy as I did three years ago before...
    ... now on what to do after my 12 months or 12 pens on forteo because , I believe my doctor is going to say stop ... at that point and be on a bishphos and then back to forteo at some point in the future.So, we are sharing the...
    ... continued with my original doctor for the duration of my forteo treatment. But now I would like to avoid the hour ... Did your doc tell you how long your protection from forteo would last before you had to do the bisphosphonate...
    ... seeing my new doc when I was at about 10 months on forteo . About 6wks ago. His thinking as far as I can gather ... stop, take a bisphos for a period and then back to forteo .He didn't say that he wanted me to stop right then ... , nor did he say he likes to do 3mo forteo , then bisphos , then forteo. He didn't specificy exact ... he say what period if any would elapse between the forteo trmt and the bisphos.Our next appt. was just scheduled ... for what would be 12 months on forteo . But, recently when I had a ntx that was way high ... did say that he thought the ntx was consistent with forteo trtmt. My impression was that he said I could stop ... more importantly we were so close to the 12 months on forteo anyway. I probably should have just said ok at that ... not going to let that happen again.When I stop the forteo , I would want to start next day on the bisphos. But ... Stanford doc spoke of the intermittent (very short term) forteo /bispho trtmt. Quitting at completion of 11 months...

  59. The Osteoporosis Solution
    ... everything I could muster up to finally decide to take the forteo injections, the side effects of constant dizziness...
    ... take the Fosamax or those like it, and like you the Forteo made me so sick - there isn't much left. I am trying ... underlying reason why I was getting sick with the Forteo . I hope you will continue to post and let us...
    ... this be? My epiphany came when my endo prescribed Forteo because the Fosamax was doing NOTHING! I figured I ... bone factor that can be easily measured. I nixed the forteo and shortly afterward went off Fosamx. I've started...
    ... to hard on yourself regarding getting sick with the forteo , it's not anything you or your body has done. I talked...
    ... diagnosis until I experienced side effects from the forteo , I wasn't living my life the way I did before i got...
    ... gynaecologist because he's always pressuring me to do Forteo and becomes very unpleasant when I refuse :) . ...
    ... that great piece of advice. I eventually decided on Forteo , and time will tell if it works, but meanwhile, I...

  60. Forteo and bad headaches
    ... to hear about your headaches. When I first started forteo I took the shot in the afternoon and did not feel...
    ... the heart palpitations. So, it must be from the Forteo . Maybe I'll ask my doctor if I keep getting them...
    ... your headaches started right after getting on the forteo , is that right?...
    ... So unless things have changed since I started the Forteo it should be okay. He will probably check it again ... October when I go in for my blood test to see how the Forteo is doing. The iron could be another story. I have...
    ... AND, if you read the information insert with the forteo , when on forteo people have a significant decline ... Somehow it seems you burn through your vit d when on forteo . So you really have to be monitored. I wish my docs ... then just recently noticed the vit d infor on the forteo insert. I think I read it before, but I just didn...
    ... interactions etc. As I said though especially with the forteo , watch the vit d level every few months....
    ... alot to figure out. And getting my mind around the forteo took awhile. I did get alot of help on this board...
    ... health boards a couple of months ago when I started the Forteo , they have really helped me out. I dont think I would ... have ever started using Forteo , because I was afraid of the "black box warning" if...

  61. Forteo Followed by Raloxifene

  62. New to this site and confused!
    ... of us have had good success with bisphosphanates or Forteo , while others have not. Some have opted against prescriptio...
    ... effects, but doesn't work as fast as the others. Forteo is used for scores of -2.5 or lower, but as you mentioned...

  63. Reclast approved by FDA
    ... Hi Rosegarden: How are you??? How's the forteo going?? Yes I would definitely consider a new...
    ... yet, and it's only been 6 days since I stopped the Forteo . I have been told that I have protection from forteo...
    ... users length of use. And, perhaps your current use of forteo puts you in the best situation that you could be in...

  64. Painfull to touch...what is this now?
    ... it. The "heavy chest" was a first indicator. One forteo side effect can trigger the fast heart paplitations...

  65. body is not absorbing vitamin d
    ... possibly involved. Oh and one other point, I am on forteo for the osteoporosis and I recently noticed on the ... rescription that they found that d levels go down while on forteo ....

  66. Need advice on Forteo for 81 year old woman
    ... BeckyFL, While I'm not in my 80's, I found out that the Forteo works to build bone and fairly quickly. I saw results ... mom has a fracture the doctor is probably hoping the Forteo would help heal it faster. What type of nasal spray ... a customer care program where they can provide the Forteo free of charge in some cases and I think it's based ... then great.I didn't have any side effects from the Forteo but everyone is different so she would just have to...
    ... has taken in the past. And that risk is no worse w/ Forteo than any other med. I've had EXCELLENT results ... w/ Forteo as well. In two years, from 2005 to 2007, my bone ... when I was first Dx'd w/osteoporosis whereas prior to Forteo I just kept losing bone! Your mother's doctor should ... 100,000 IU of scripted vitamin D weekly along w/the Forteo . Currently I am on 50,000 IU of vitamin D weekly as ... well as starting my 3rd year on Forteo . I'm a believer!!...
    ... Can I ask how much you end up paying per month for Forteo ?...
    ... Hi Becky: I've been on Forteo for 15 mos with no side effects and excellent bmd ... results. I would consider forteo at any age because it's worth it. What type of ... freebies. Since there aren't a lot of people on forteo -usually because of cost-the drs have to give away...
    ... having allergies to them over the years. I was on forteo for 2 weeks and had side effects, I wasn't anticipating...

  67. Osteoporosis and Healthy Teeth
    ... about osteoclastic/blastic activity, because I'm on Forteo , and wondered if my count was high enough, would that ... know 2 people with numbers that high. Since I'm on Forteo my NTx is up to 79, which of course is no where near...
    ... high if you took or are taking bisphosphonates, or Forteo like I am. If a high CTx score (150) means your bones ... extraction, my concern is how do you get to that score. Forteo raises the CTx score gradually, and antiresorptives ... extraction, to get a score like they suggest. Since forteo raises you CTx, it would be logical to wait until...
    ... the other posters, I don't take bisphosphonates or Forteo . My doc wanted me on Fosamax, but I refused, much...
    ... last NTx was 108!!! I am not on biphosphonates or forteo . I'm taking Ezorb now and many supplements but I...
    ... that is GOOD. Bone Meds that raise NTx and BSAP: Forteo and possibly Strontium Ranelate (the rx version)....
    ... see high numbers (above normal) if you are taking Forteo , like me and others, which makes no sense logically ... number, but that is NOT the case when you are taking Forteo , you want it to be elevated or above normal, or above ... either antiresorptives (fosamax etc) or anabolics ( forteo etc), which you aren't. If you have anymore questions...
    ... hashimoto's) but never testosterone tested.I have been on forteo for 10 mnths now. Starfish when you said that about...

  68. DesertBloom -trtmt update
    ... the ntx is responding as he would expect from the forteo . When I first saw him, I took my 5 months lab result ... asked does this alter the possible plan about stopping forteo at 12 months. He said that plan will be looked at ... and went through the sample packet given to me at forteo class, and found freebie 3/16 needles. Well that...
    ... ok and he said , it is consistent with being on the forteo ....
    ... Osteoblast, I had the same reaction when I was on Forteo , my NTx went real high, similar to yours, and my BSAP ... showed I lost another 10% in bone mass. I was on Forteo 7 months, and decided I had enough of this since I ... looking at fractures. My doctors also said that the Forteo was working just as they expected. As I looked around ... their office, all I could see were advertisements for Forteo , including their tissue boxes, and other items on ... stop it and try something else. Even if I stayed with Forteo , I didn't want to go back on Fosamax afterward, so ... out of me than putting in me. Once I went off the Forteo , all of the bone pain stopped. Before I stopped, I...
    ... Naturalman- I am sorry that you had additional loss on the forteo . I also thank you for trying to help me and others ... doc and mine said our numbers look consistent with forteo treatment- maybe that is correct? If you firmly ... that your additional bone loss was caused by your forteo treatment you or your doc should contact Lilly and ... perhaps you would then help many more people. If the forteo was in fact the cause of your bone loss, Lilly should ... elevated ntx and a barely elevated BSAP while on forteo absolutely means a person is experiencing bone loss...
    ... everyones going to have a different reading. With Forteo you want to see an increase in both resorption markers ... markers rise slowly after a brief delay after starting Forteo . Since both numbers went up, then that "is" an increase ... markers. I never tried the larger needles with forteo , but I would imagine the smaller ones are much easier...
    ... about the number and he said it is consistent with forteo and just proceed with forteo until my next appt. at...
    ... this info on the lab report has nothing to do with forteo . 2. Concern raised by naturalman's experience ... he responded that the results were consistent with forteo .My mind just cannot see how this is a good thing...
    ... bonemarkers I posted ages ago? As you already know, Forteo should raise both resorption/formation markers, and...
    ... based on whether you are taking bisphosphonates or forteo . I'm concerned, however, that my resorption is ... increased approx. 200% from the level at 5 months on forteo . I didn't have the NTx test prior to that. That ... approx. 20% increased from the level at 5 months on forteo . What this differential means, I don't know. I ... then off fosamax for 6 weeks, and then started on forteo . Yes, I reviewed the healthy teeth thread. I was...
    ... always thought the higher the score, for NTx, with Forteo the better, but no one has ever been able to confirm...

  69. Fosomax Warning
    ... itself against liability claims. I may be going off forteo in 2 months and the doc wants to follow up with bisphos...
    ... The daily injection is Forteo ....
    ... medication names I can't remember half of them. Are you on Forteo ???? If so, is it building any bone for you....

  70. Vitamin D question
    ... After using Forteo for 1 year, my bone density improved only slightly ... serious digestive problems (the reason I am on the Forteo injections instead of pills) and am sure that I will...

  71. Shewolf's latest Dexa scan results
    ... scan. Two weeks ago, I got my second, after being on Forteo for about 8 months. Lumber Vertebrae: total bone ... the prior study in 2005. My doctor said to continue Forteo . I got a little upset at the first part of the report ... several months (I couldn't take Actonel) until I went on Forteo , so all in all, it could be much worse. The Forteo ... times, although I seldom take any meds for it. If the Forteo strengthens my bones, though, I might be able to exercise...
    ... I know you feel discouraged, but the Forteo is a 2-year plan, so you should keep on with it. ...
    ... just be around the corner from an increase with the forteo . As long as your score hasn't gotten worse, I think ... too, you might want the dr to order it to see if the forteo is working on that level. Good luck, and I hope...
    ... My PTH intact was low, which she attributed to the Forteo . But I wonder about that. It should be 12-65, and ... tests showed normal). "Low PTH, probably from the Forteo " is how she summed that one up. I do a lot of walking...
    ... me not to have a bone density test before being on Forteo for 18 months because I would be disappointed. Apparently ... understand what he said. I had a very good gain with Forteo , but didn't have the test until I'd been on the drug...
    ... Dear Shewolf, I was on Forteo for about 7 months, and it actually reduced my BMD ... endo dr. and my PCP both wanted me to continue on the Forteo , but with a 10% reduction in my density, I can't afford ... go alternative. The other thing that got me about Forteo , even if you take it for the 2 years, you have to ... those) or you lose all of the gains you made with Forteo within 6 months to a year. It really doesn't make ... Shewolf, what will you do at the end of two years on Forteo ? If you don't go on Actonel or something like it, ... s a problem most patients aren't looking at after Forteo , they think they will retain the gains without being...
    ... undoubtedly tell the tale! I heard so many stories in the Forteo training class from people who had stayed on various ... years and gone downhill, so to speak. As for after Forteo , well, LOL, at my age (75) there may not be an after ... Forteo issue, although I am in reasonably good health other ... more bisphosphonates was more than I could endure. If Forteo eventually works and they okay it longer term, or...

  72. Hand osteoporosis
    ... with my hands, as well as spine and hips. I am on forteo now. So, tell your mom to be careful with her hands...

  73. My mom was just diagnosed with Osteo in her hip
    ... hormones, Calcitonin (injectable and nasal spray) and Forteo (but it's supper expensive). Strontium Citrate is...

  74. Fantastic Improvement
    ... man in the program. In Oct of 2005 I started on Forteo , which I took until April of this year. In addition ... is an understatement. Needless to say the combined Forteo , Human Growth Hormone, and Testosterone has worked...
    ... Do you have one of those drs that will keep you on Forteo , or will you try something else? It's strange but ... ddd, stenosis, many back surgeries, and have been on Forteo since Apr 06. My scores went from -3.6 spine 2004 ... taking Actonel and calcium/exercise, then went on Forteo in 2006 and last dxa (they now have one in town) was ... only" of the spine NO hip score:) Then after taking Forteo for 13 mos I had my first dxa and those are the low...
    ... definitely be prohibitive, though:) What about the Forteo , will you be continuing with those shots, too? Can...
    ... definitely be prohibitive, though:) What about the Forteo , will you be continuing with those shots, too? Can ... determine your levels. I was allowed to only take Forteo for 18 months, that was the Maximum time allowed when ... in 2 years I have had a 35% increase in BMD from Forteo , HGH, and Testosterone. The only thing that has changed ... recently is the discontinuance of Forteo , and I am back on Fosadvance. I will be asking my ... Endo in Sept to be put back on Forteo as I have heard that in Canada, they are now allowing...
    ... stosterone As mentioned I will be asking to be put back on Forteo if my Endo will agree. My hair colour continues to...
    ... the amount that you are taking every day? I was on Forteo before the HGH, but I lost bone mass in 7 months by ... doctors I went to in NYC said that I shouldn't take Forteo and HGH together; he was head of the osteoporosis ... center at NYU. Well I stopped the Forteo and refused to go back on Fosamax. So please tell...
    ... time feel I should ask my Rhumie to put me back on Forteo . Have you had your testosterone level checked? I ... would be in total disagreement with yours on the HGH/ Forteo issue. My Endo/Ruhmie work together with Osteo patients ... measure what medication gave the bone increase HGH or Forteo . That is why your Forteo Dr does not like HGH taken ... at the same time, it may sque the Forteo results, its not because there is a bad reacation...

  75. Figuring percentage changes on dxa's
    ... to my intake of vit. d and calcium as well as the forteo . The pcp wants me to wait another 2 weeks to see ... few weeks to being at the right level. As to the forteo and what is happening there, I just had more labs ... t know now what is going to be done regarding the forteo . I wonder if my present illness will impact on the ... appreciate your input.Also thank you for the info regarding forteo curve and dexa results....
    ... a patient who increased 15% in first 12 months on forteo and that they decided to stop the forteo. Your results ... could you remind me how your ntx numbers went while on forteo . It's so odd that here is an endo spec. who puts some...
    ... I don't know how accurate that is. In the post on forteo bmd didn't it say there were 44% who got a greater ... factor in the variables, plus she has seen others on forteo with that much of an increase (1 SD point). My variables ... limitations. Interesting you would mention stopping the forteo , because that could be a consideration if someone ... tests they were good, (1st) 75 [3 mos after starting forteo ] (2nd) 79 [10 mos after starting forteo] and on my...


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