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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
2/12/2009 11:43:02 PM

Reviewer: nisse71, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have just started this medicine 23 days in, I have had severe muscle cramps and joint pain. I refuse to give up on this and have found that if I can bear it to walk in place helps with the pain. Also I was taking the shot at night and laying down and that is when it hurt the most. Now I take in the morning and walk in place for as long as i can stand the pain due to other back and bone issues no ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
2/12/2009 1:51:41 PM

Reviewer: Angie from Austin, Tx., 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was treated for years with Evista and Actonel. However, every year my bone density test revealed worse results. My doctor recomended Forteo. I put if off for one year being fearful of bone cancer. She kept insisting and I used it for 6-1/2 months. I had no side effects, but when I had a blood test, the levels of alkaline phosphatase were very elevated. I immediately stopped using this dr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
2/11/2009 2:02:43 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My doctor insisted that this was the drug for me. I took it for 16 days. Developed SEVERE nausea, indigestion, fatigue, chest pain. No antacid would help. After stopping the injections, began to improve in two or three days. Back to normal self now. Dr. will not believe drug was cause, but I know my body. Would not recommend that anyone take it.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
2/7/2009 12:32:19 PM

Reviewer: cargirl, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
1/15/2009 10:10:06 AM

Reviewer: judystadler, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
regarding effectiveness, that can only be known at the end of the 2 year treatment and a follow-up bone density test? very satisfied at end of first 6 momths. my doctors, pharmacist( a Pharm. D.), and Lilly customer service have been great; esp. with choice of smallest thinnest needle: BD 5mm 31G. I use few meds., so this was a major decision to take a daily injectable for 2 years.

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