I started taking Forteo in Dec. 2017. My question has to do with vitamin supplements. Should I be taking Vitamin D or Calcium? If so how much?
Calcium does not build bone, but if you don't take enough for your system, your body will leach the calcium out of your bones. If you take to much, you can get stones. You can go get a blood test for calcium, magnesium, and D3. This 3 are critical for us that have bone loss.
I was told to make sure I took calcium citrate. Its easier for your body to absorb then regular calcium pills are.
Only your doctor can decide how much D you need. They have to take a blood test for that. 1600 is usually what doctors recommend for calcium. But for either talking to your doctor is the best.
Before my doctor would let me begin taking Forteo, she did extensive blood work on me checking all my vitamin and mineral levels. I have been on Forteo for two months now. I continue to take calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D3 along with the Forteo.