Has anyone here used the drug Tymlos? My doctor wants to prescribe it for me and I am very hesitant. It is a new drug with a long list of scary side effects and also is self injected, which is scary to me. I prefer a more holistic approach, but she seems to feel this is a better way to go. Can anyone give me some insight?
I was very hesitant to start Tymlos or Forteo which were recommended to me with a 3.4 T score for the lumbar spine. I did lots of research and thought that I would go the exercise and calcium/vit D route, but realized after a number of months that I just wouldn’t be able to make that big of an impact on my own. I too was very concerned about injecting myself every day and laughed at my doctor when was told I needed to do so. But finally in October I decided to start using Tymlos. I haven’t had any side effects at all. At least ones that I notice. Injecting myself is not that hard. Usually I feel next to nothing though sometimes I do feel a prick. I notice it helps to poke the injection site before I actually stick the needle in to determine if there will be sensitivity there. So far, I am not sorry that I started taking it. I haven’t had another scan yet so I don’t know what progress I am making on it. Good luck on your decision.
Discuss your concerns with your doctor and discuss other possible treatments and medications. Without treatment your osteoporosis will continue to worsen. Calcium and vitamin D supplements and exercise are important but may not be enough
Taking calcium without also taking vitamin D is ineffective as vitamin D is necessary for calcium uptake.
Remember that a treatment that works for someone might not be the best for you. It’s very important to speak openly with your doctor to find what works best for you.
No, I do not use any medicine for osteopenia. I just exercise and take 1200 mg. Calcium a day. I also try to walk everyday when the weather is nice. The weather here is very cold now.
Most drs push those drugs.lots of side effects to them especially fosomax boniva now they have injections very exspensive. If your insurance pays that is.lots taking Algaecal supplement D and K is good plus magnesium take D and K three hrs apart for absorption. I take a liquid supplmnt of Cal, D, an magn
I went to an Endocrinologist before I started taking Prolia. My spine doctor set me up for the self injection med. can’t remember the name but it was $800 a month and I did not want to inject myself every day or any day for that matter. I don’t see him anymore…
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