I have osteoporosis and have had it for seven years since I went through menopause. I am 55. Two months ago i fell and fractured my pelvis in three places.. doctor is adamant about starting Forteo.. the warning of bone cancer is scaring me.. anyone had this reaction from forteo? any input would be most graciously appreciated.. thanks in advance
Hi walfaleena, sorry about your fall. I don't know anything about Forteo and I really didn't mean to play like I do. I know that I searched over 2 weeks for something to take for my osteroprosis. My test showed I had to get on something and my doctor kept at me. I am still on arimidex for cancer until the 21st. so I decided to try a drug that didn't show much side effects and also said it helped with pain. It's called calcitonin-Salmon Nasal Spray you use in you nostils each day. It's been 6 weeks and haven't had but light side effects and really only a couple of funny flicks and it could be the medicine working. I just don't know how well this will work, not very many people use it because it is so old and costly. The problem with osteroprosis meds are there are so many bad side effects.
I went over to FDA testing of medicine and I notice this was on it because they have made a pill form of it. Hadn't come out as far as I know. If I found out it is stronger but is very little side effects I might try it. I am 73 yrs old and really just want to be able to funtions on my own and drive . I have a wonderful husband who has nursed me thru this, heart attack, breast cancer, and knee replacement. I know I probably didn't help you but just wanted to let you know there are other medicine and you can research them but be sure and check out the side effects. It just don't know sense to have a disease and hurt , then they say you have to take medicine to get better, BUT the medicine makes you sick or has more side effects. Good luck to you and if I can help you on anything I would but not take that particular med I don't know the answer. God Bless. Nannywiz
I read that in lab rate the cancer risk went up to 40-50% of them when the dose was 30-40 times higher than human trials. That being said i have been on it for 6 months and i worry about long term effects. You lose growth after you stop at a 18-24 month mark and have to take other drugs to retain your growth. It seems to be a in the now drug it helps asap but maybe not long term im a 32year old male and am trying to learn the world of osteoporosis as fast as i can. Good luck in your treatment all of us just want to be comfortable and safe i wish you a pain free healthy future -Jake-
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