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I've recently started a synthetic parathyroid hormone called Forteo for my spinal osteoporosis and fractures. I'd been on other meds several yrs ago but they cause many side-effects so my fingers are crossed with this one. I was desperate. My calcium levels are always normal but it wasn't being absorbed into my bones. This can happen if you have been on steroids a lot or if you have certain medical conditions involving your parathyroids like in my case.

Anyway, it's worth discussing with your medical team if you have osteoporosis. It can be cost-prohibitive but there are grants which is the only way I was able to get it.


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Gabapentin helps me, too, but adding exercise helps even more. I have had back surgery, but I have sciatica again, because another section of my back is damaged now.

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I take Gabapentin. I have taken for a few years. I have fibromyalgia plus other chronic pain
issues. It does help. Im on a high dosage though

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John, I am happy for you that you made it back home safely, and you won't forget to take your cane with you in the future. SOmetimes we have to learn the hard way.
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This is a great idea for a topic!

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I have added a new forum to our team. Medical Misc.

I hope that this new forum will help to bring attention to topics that are urgent, as well as support to members with questions regarding tests, meds, treatments etc.

Anything medical is permitted.



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