Please, do not let the word "INJECTION" scare you! It is mearly a tiny needle, screwed onto a pre-filled pen. You dial to the amount, your Dr. prescribes, & inject into your thighs, or tummy. Beleive me, I have live thru 2 knee re-placements, a broken hip, (age 35), and a total back fusion, due to osteoporosis! If only I had been diagnosed early & been lead to a Dr. insisting I join in the program! It is a tiny prick! NOONE enjoys needles, but, do the previous surgeries sound better?? Please, listen to your Dr., periwinkleView Thread
Good morning, I, also have severe, pre-menapousal osteoporosis. It is caused by a genetic, inherited illness. Never, the less, my Dr,'s office helped me get on a program for Forteo, that is "research" and also goes by my income. (I am on dis-ability.) At any rate, I have been receiving Forteo, for a minimal charge, thru my Medicare RX plan. I only have 2 months left & can't wait to see some more improved test results! Good luck to you. There is almost always help available!. periwinkleView Thread
Good morning, I am just now nearly finished with my Forteo. This, actually, is a question for you & anyone else involved. How did the Forteo work? And, why does it appear eveyone is moved immediately on to something else? I have 2 months left, & would love to know, everyone, whom chooses, to discuss what & why, they are on another treatment??? Thank y'all for any input! periwinkleView Thread
I have not read your recommendations, yet, but I started a water therapy program many years ago. Well, perhaps 6-7yrs. Anyway, I bought a pool, then "water weights", the foam type ones you see @ the "Y", and I am in the pool, everyday, weather permitting, for one hour of water aerobics! Walking fast, then running, then my noodles,kinda like on a bicycle, then hanging on the side of the pool for leg lifts. I always have the ankle weights & hand barbells to use @ all times. I actually did my own rehab after a major back fusion, as I couldn't find a therapist who would touch me, due to my bones! My Dr. said I did a FANTASTIC job! It's very low impact & fun @ the same time. I hope your info doesn't frown on water therapy, as that would really burst my bubble!! LOL! periwinkleView Thread
Dear Chia, I have been on a 2yr. study with Forteo. Well, only 18months, so far, but I belong to an experimental part of the drug. All I know is when they found out how bad I was, (@ 32yrs.) I filled out a bunch of paper work & being disabled I qualified for this 2yr. study. It was all done thru my Dr's. office & the drug co. The only thing I can suggest is talk to your Dr. & the drug co. I receive the meds,, needles, alcohol preps, & dispenser thru the mail & the Dr. keeps up with all results. I wish I had more info for you, but I was @ wits end when this came about & just jumped in feet first! I will pray something comes about, as I have been thru too many surgeries to count, due to osteoporosis and wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Good luck & I am praying as I type! Please let me know if something happens, periwinkleView Thread
Thank-you for writing, Interesting as I've never been diagnosed with anything related to my Thyroid! And, YES, I absolutely know about having extra Anestesiologists & plenty of Steroids handy! After I found out I had developed Adrenal Insufficiency, my "Endo", makes sure to be on top of everything! He is GREAT! p.s., Glad you enjoyed Hilton Head. It is lovely, unfortunately, it;s nicer to visit, than live here! (but that goes for anywhere!) periwinkleView Thread
Hi there! Thought I'd touch base with y'all. Well, found out, after many broken coffee cups, amongst other things, I have severe Carpals Tunnels Syndrome, in both arms! Must have surgery in both! The main thing that scares me, is I also have "Adrenal Insufficiency". Which anytime your body is under stress, as in surgery, I must be given extra steroids! As if I don't inhale enough! The swelling in my body, from the steroids, probably helped the "Carpals" along, with my previous job as a owner of a Housekeeping & Maintenance Co. on Hilton Head Is., for 20yrs. Sometimes I think it's never going to end. I hyperventilated @ my last surgery. #22. So, gosh knows how I'll react the next two times. My fingers are tingling now! Better go. Anyone out there have "Adrenal Insufficiency?" periwinkleView Thread
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