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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Forteo SubQ.

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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
5/26/2009 11:40:44 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I rated effectiveness a 3 because I have not been retested yet. I have been taking Forteo for 7 months with no side effects, discomfort, etc. I do know that my pain from 'roaming' osteoarthitis pain has been greatly reduced as have the frequency of the pain.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
4/21/2009 9:58:20 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am a 32 year-old female. I had a hysterectomy when I was 27. My bone density numbers were -3 and I tripped at home and broke my arm. So my doctor insisted I needed Forteo.  I am 5  months into it and find it very easy to give the injections. The only side effect I've had is a little achyness in my joints, but ibuprofen takes the ache away.  I don't know that's it's ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
4/16/2009 12:10:02 PM

Reviewer: Kathleen , 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have taken Forteo for three months. After years of successful treatment with Actonel, my BD decreased to -3 everywhere. I am now beginning to experience pain in the leg and ankle joints,leg muscle cramps. This is not constant pain. It seems to "roam" my body from time to time. There is now also extreme fatigue and loss of energy overall. At first ,I thought it might be depression [ ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
3/10/2009 8:00:50 PM

Reviewer: Kath, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm 56 years old and had a hysterectomy at age 40. I was taking Actonel for 5 years and suddenly my scores from my dexascan dropped so drastically that the doctor expected me to be breaking bones as I walked. I have 3 grandchildren so far and want quality of life as I get older so I decided to take Forteo shots. I want to dance at my oldest granddaughters wedding in the years to come, not be p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
3/4/2009 3:33:25 PM

Reviewer: jan, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Took Forteo for 9 months. Little improvement according to the bone-density scan. Fell into "donut hole" after 3 months. Forteo cost went from 771.00 to over 900.00 in two months time. Good luck, hope you're weatlthy

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