Hi everyone. Is anyone else taking Forteo? it is an injectable drug to be given daily. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2004, after I slipped on the deck and went backwards, leaving me with 3 fractures of the pelvis. ER doc seemed to not believe me that I slipped and fell. I thought a pelvic fracture was only possible by extreme force, like a car accident or something, but NOT. It has been a long 3 years. The pain is always there and lately when I pick up something with more weight then 10 lbs,the pain in the pelvis really flares up. Forteo hasn't been in use that long. Trial studies were still being done a few years back. One side effect that bothers me a lot is bone cancer. I can't afford NOT to be on Forteo as it is my last hope. 2 years ago my Dexa score was MINUS 3.75 which is the normal rage for an elderly woman of around 85 to 90. So that prognosis has been crushing. I just turned 55. I guess as I continue this journey, I will understand the reasons why I am being challenged with osteo, but dang some days it feels like .can't I just have one day of NO pain. I also have had 2 back surgerys and have extensive nerve damage,degenerative disc disease which offer more pain into the mix of it all. Put one foot forward then the other foot, and we shall pass thru our life experiences hopefully with gratitude and grace. wishing all a good day ..cathy M
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