Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

does anyone have information on the use of Forteo in people who have a fused spine?

By Anonymous June 10, 2010 - 6:58pm
Rate This

Add a Comment2 Comments

Yes, I too am interested in the use of Forteo on someone who has a fused spine from having had scoliosis. I have had osteoporosis for the last 7 years and have been using Actonel (plus calcium and Vitimin D). Last month I was told that there is a serious bone loss in the the spinal area. The physician recommended stopping Actonel and going on Forteo for 1-1/2 to 2 years.
I haven't decided yet what to do. Part of my puzzlement is that my spine is totally fused from scoliosis treatment in the 1940s. I am now 71 yrs.
We are trying to make a decision and would appreciate any input.

March 30, 2011 - 6:19pm

Can you tell us more about your condition, what treatment(s) you have already used, and what your prognosis is? What symptoms are you currently experiencing, and what are you hoping to gain from treatment?

It seems that there are quite a few side effects (both short-term and potentially long-term), and I'm wondering what you have already read about Forteo (or teriparatide), so that we do not provide duplicate information. Forteo is usually used in conjunction with other treatments (depending on condition), and it would be helpful to learn what other treatments you are currently undergoing.

You can read more about Forteo at: Drugs.com: Forteo.

I hope to hear back from you, and also hope that we hear from other women who have used Forteo for a fused spine.

June 10, 2010 - 8:21pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.



Get Email Updates

Scoliosis Guide


Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!