Thanks for your reply. I am taking Citracal D3 which is Calcium citrate, 600 mg twice a day. I also take 1000 units of Vitamin D daily.
My rheumatologist said the company (Lily I guess) recommends that people with kidney stones use caution around the time of a kidney stone. Maybe stop taking it for a week. Then resume. This doesn't give me a really good feeling, so I'm still trying to decide what to do.
I'm going to ask my OB/GYN her opinion. I'll just get several opinions and then decide whether to continue the FOrteo.View Thread
I started taking Forteo injections about 3 weeks ago and had experienced no side effects.
This past Monday, I was rushed to ER with what ER physicians think was a kidney stone that I passed. It was quite literally gut-wrenching.
I noticed the package inserts for Forteo mention that you should tell your doctor if you have or have had kidney stones. I told the rheumatologist who prescribed the Forteo, and she is saying that the company advises caution for awhile if you have had a kidney stone episode. Then I could restart maybe in a week. Basically it's up to me. She had recommended Forteo because my T-score is so low (-3. and because it is the only drug that actually builds bone.
But I don't have a really good feeling about taking Forteo anymore. I had no prior history of kidney stones, but could a stone form so quickly after starting Forteo? That is an experience I do not care to repeat ever.
It could just be mere coincidence. I am 63 and know that I do not consume enough liquid/ water. I also followed up with a urologist who just recommended the usual 8-10+ glasses of water a day to keep the kidneys flushed out. He wasn't really familiar with Forteo.
Has anyone heard of an association between Forteo and kidney stones? Would you resume taking the Forteo injections?
I have tried Fosamax before, but it caused stomach problems. I feel like I should take something because my T scores are so very bad. I welcome any comments.
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