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    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    10/12/2009 5:54:41 AM

    Reviewer: lindajoy, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I just finished my 2yrs. of taking Forteo. (this is all the FDA has approved it for) The side effects I suffered were minor. They included constipation, minor joint pain-especially in my hip, muscle crampness in the calves of my legs and redness at the injection site. I have truly been blessed. I glad to be off of it. My bone density increased a few points but nothing signiicant as I thought. ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    9/3/2009 4:23:43 PM

    Reviewer: Angel, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I am a 54 yr old woman who had a hysterectomy at the age of 39 and I am now on Forteo because by BD was-3.7. I am on it 11 mos. For those of you experiencing bone & muscle pain the first 3-5 mos. are the worst. It does get better, my blood work is fine, my calcium levels & vit. D levels are fine - will have another BD test in Oct. and hopefully my levels will raise. It is just unfortunate ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    7/16/2009 2:06:18 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I have been on Forteo for 4 months, it is easy to use. But, my legs and arms ache, it feels like I have the flu all the time. I will continue to take it because my mother is also on it and it has increased her bone mass. So, hopefully it will do the same for me.

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    7/15/2009 8:11:00 PM

    Reviewer: Barb, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Endocrinologist put me on forteo due to my very poor dexa scores starting in Dec 2007. Blood calcium check was done a few weeks after starting show no loss of calcium. No dexa scan will be done til Dec 2009. I am hoping it has improved my bones. No real side effects from the drug except weight gain especially around mid section and marks from needles. Some of the injections seem to hurt more ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    7/10/2009 7:46:43 PM

    Reviewer: babe, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I just finished 25 months of treatment-Dexa scan improved by 3 to 7 percent in hips and lumbar spine. Decreased bone denisity in rt. forearm-reason unknown. I had muscle cramps-severe first three months then less severe thoughtout treatment. Well worth it

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