The first year on forteo you will see the biggest gains. But I was told that forteo has the most impact on the spine and would have less impact on my hips. However I had significant increases to my bone density in both spine and hips after 2 years. I did not have any noticeable side effects while being on forteo. I now see a PT who is working with me on "core exercises" to strengthen my spine and the exercises we do are more "pilates based". I can tell I am getting stronger but I won't know my bone density until February, when I get the next test done. You have another year on Forteo. If you can exercise and eat well while you are on it, I think you can get great results. The only other medication I considered is Prolio but the possible side effects although rare, are really dangerous. I myself would like to hear more about Prolio from anyone who has used it and done okay on it.View Thread
I had good results with Forteo. And it allowed me to increase my exercise regimen. I have not had any serious fractures so far (luckily). I do weight lifting and very low impact jogging. I am hoping that staying with an exercise regiment will keep my bone density from dropping. I have read that there is a blood test that measures the rate of bone turning over. I'm not postmenopausal either; and there is some controversy about taking reclast or fossamax before menopause. These are gray areas and I'm not certain there is enough known about treating osteo in young people. I am hoping that someone who has been able to maintain bone density after forteo will post here. As far as the chances of jaw necrosis, I hear that studies show there is a higher incidence of unusual fractures and jaw problems with reclast.View Thread
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