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Forteo

Forteo

Has anyone been able to get forteo approved by insurance when not having taken prior osteoporosis medications?

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I looked into this drug that my endo doctor wanted me to take. Forteo is very expensive, and you give yourself the small injections daily for 2 years. This drug is only given to people with very bad dexa scores and have a history of breaking bones. My hip scores were in the -5's and I have broken both arms and many toes. This drug is supposed to build bone. From what I have researched, their side effects are not as bad as prolia. After you stop taking this drug, you "must" take other bone drugs, or your bones will go back to how they were.

I would really like to hear from any of you ladies that took forteo, whether it worked, or didn't work, and what side affects you had if any. And how long it's been since you took it and how your dexa scores are doing now.

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Hi Linda do you get pain constantly after your spinal fractures healed. As I get pain daily after my 3 compressed vertebrae 🌈

posted about 1 month ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I just got approved for teriparatide. (Or however you spell it) Once they get the fax, she will order it and I will go back in for instructions.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

No I don't. May have to look into that. Thank you.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Do you have a mobility scooter? It can make a big difference by you getting out and about. I too felt like that until I was pushed into buying one. Xx

posted about 1 month ago
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