I was wondering too, if it could be because of too much "steroids" ? I take 5 mg of Hydrocort 3 x a day for Adrenal Insufficiency. I also have been taking Clobetasol Propionate Cream for Linchen Sclerosis, and have been having a flare for 2 weeks. I also had a Steroid injection in the S1 about 2 weeks ago, for severe pain in the S1.View Thread
I am a female age 62. Post menopause and on Forteo. I have been having really severe muscle spasms or you can call them "charlie horses". Whatever you call them, they hurt. I have them in my feet, calves, stomach, ribs. They wake me up from a sound sleep. For the last 3 days I have been woke up with them at least 4 times. I take 1,200 mgs calcium per day, 1,000 vitamin D3, just started magnesium because I thought I may be low. Also take Potassium 2 times a day per my doctor. Any ideas on what could be causing this?? I stopped my calcium for 24 hours just to see if I was getting too much. I eat cheese and milk products daily. I go to my Endocrinologist on May 8th, but just wondering if anyone else has ever had this problem? When I try to put my foot flat on the floor during one of these "nightly" episodes, I'm afraid I may fracture a bone in my foot putting too much weight on it. I have Osteoporosis with vertebrae fractures already at T8, T10, and T12. Help!!!View Thread
I think I have been going about this all wrong. I take Citracal every day, plus I'm on Forteo Injections. I have Osteoporosis with compression fractures plus soft bones. On the bottle it says a serving is 2 tablets = 400 mg. For some reason for the past many months I have thought it was 400 for each tablet, and had been taking 3 petite tabs per day total, thinking I was getting 1,200 mg per day. After reading the bottle, apparently I have only been getting 600 mg per day, which is way under what I think I should have been taking. Anyone else as confused as I was about this?View Thread
I have that very same concern. I have 3 months to go until I reach my first year on Forteo. I have soft bones, and I hate to think I will have to be on another Osteoporosis medicine. I think about the jaw necrosis as well. I've had reactions to Reclast and Fossamax, so my alternatives are narrowed down.View Thread
I'm having steroid injections in my S1 on April 8th. My Dr. decided to sedate me because of how much pain I'm in, and the fact that I cannot lay on my stomach for the injections. I have 2 compression fractures in my vertebrae, and a Kyphoplasty that has crumbled. Won't having this steroid shot add to the problem I currently have with soft bones?View Thread
Thank you so much for responding to my mail, bonebabe. I am taking my calcium and vitamin D3 every day, and then my Forteo I inject every day. I am getting an injection into my S1 on the 29th of this month, and hope to get some relief with the nerve. Right now, that pain is the biggest thing keeping me from going forward at the moment. I hope it helps.View Thread
I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis a few years ago after having a compression fracture at T 12. I'm 62 years young, taking Forteo injections every day. I had Kyphoplasty back in 2010 when I fractured the T 12. I had an MRI done recently which showed the T 12 was crumbling and because of that, the T 10 & T 8 are now affected. My spine looks very curved on an x-ray. I also had surgery on L3/4 & L 4/5, and now I am having severe pain at the S1 joint. I just want to know, what is the future going to have in store for me? I know that's a loaded question, but has anyone else ever been to the place I'm at with Osteoporosis? I had to quit my job and I get some exercise walking. Just to know there is someone out there that may be experiencing something similar, and how you are handling it on a day by day basis. Two years ago I was very active, and could do most anything.View Thread
I am seeing an Endocrinologist for Osteoporosis and Adrenal Insufficiency. My last blood work showed that I still am low in Vitamin D. I was taking 1,000 iu of D3 twice a day. Now, she wants me to take 5,000 iu total per day. Is this really necessary? I take Hydrocort for the Adrenal Insufficiency, and Forteo by injection once a day. What does our body do with excess D3? ThanksView Thread
I began my 1st injection of Forteo tonight (Monday). I was so nervous with all the instruction papers I had to read, and my pharmacist pointed out the big colored instruction paper and said " go home and read both sides a couple of times, before you start". She made me feel very comfortable in doing it. I didn't know that the needles for the pen like injector came separate, so back to the store my husband went. Anyway, with my daughter watching me, I did ok. I was wondering though, is their anyone who had to take a weekly injection of Methotrexate, and if so how do you keep track of the different sites so I don't end up hitting the same one twice? Also, I didn't realize how "expensive" these Forteo injections were. I paid $50 which was a co-pay, but I was told this runs $1,400 without insurance. I was wondering if their are others out there taking this drug, and do you have any comments?View Thread
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