Wanted to share some information that has recently come to my attention regarding my treatment of Forsteo.
I have been studying all my Dexa scan results which I have kept from the past 16 years.
This has shown something up which has shocked myself and my husband.
I had the full 2 year course of forsteo and during the 2 years had continuous nausea and some sickness. Despite this I did continue with it as I had 1 spinal fracture and wanted to do everything I could to prevent having any more.At the end of the 2 years I felt I had gone through enough and requested a drugs holiday before going on to another form of treatment.
The advice I was given was to begin a different treatment soon after the forsteo ended, but those of you who have had side effects from any form of medication will realize the feeling of, I have had enough!!
I have now come to realize it was a huge mistake on my part by having the drug holiday.
My reports show that from the diagnosis of my Osteoporosis up until 18 months ago I have lost 30% of my bone density.
The reports also reveal that in the time between the end of my treatment with Forsteo and starting a different bone treatment my bone density went down a massive 19% !!!
I had not only lost what I had gained from the treatment but much more.
In my experience this proves that it is vital to follow up with another bone treatment when a 2 year course of Forsteo has been completed.
This may be true with other forms of bone treatments as well.