Osteoporosis and Forteo Injections
I can't sleep because of being told I will be injecting myself with Forteo injections one a day for 18 months. At first, it scared me too death, but a week after being diagnosed with severe osteoporosis, I am starting to get used to the diagnosis. I am still puzzled over why my diagnosis was listed as "severe" and I was put on Forteo as my first medication, reason being I have NEVER had a fracture.(yet)
My results on my test pages are from the World Health Organization Classification which show that a T-score of less than -2.5 "and" associated with one or more fragility fractures", the condition is considered severe osteoporosis. My score is -3.1, but I have never had a fracture. Wouldn't I be listed under just osteoporosis and not severe and I could take pills? I have already discussed this with my doctor and he says this is the best treatment out for osteoporosis.
My results go on to say "Based on this patient's T-score, the patient's fracture risk is increased in the lumbar spine and recommend appropriate treatment and followup in one year to monitor the effects of therapy." When they say "therapy" do they actually mean "treatment plan"?
Is anyone else taking Forteo that hasn't had a fracture YET? If you are out there, it sure would make me feel better not to be alone. Maybe my doctor is just being on the safe side and not taking a risk.