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Forteo vs. Tymlos

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Interesting, not bad results! 60.7% is an ok percentage if you/we fall in that percentage.I wonder what the results will be at 48 months of treatment and later. I have heard that TYMLOS continues to work for a time ( don’t know how long) after the patient finishes 2 years of injections. Perhaps results can be better. I’m hopeful.

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My understanding is that both Forteo and Tymlos, after being taken for the allowed 2 years, are usually followed by some one of the bone maintenance drugs, such a bisphosphonate, to maintain the bone gain.
BTW, You asked about side effects. Eight weeks after I started, my doctored ordered tests for calcium, creatine, and PTH to assess whether the injections might be having an adverse effect; those tests were for me all normal. PTH- parathyroid hormone (often described as a sort of calcium thermostat) when elevated can cause your body to think that you do not have enough calcium resulting in calcium being pulled from bones– so blood or urine will show excess calcium. Forteo and Tymlos are some type of parathyroid, but if they work as intended, strengthen rather than weaken bones. You might notice a sense of rapid heart rate when you first do the injection, but it goes away quickly; I had it a few times during the first two weeks. Not at all a big deal to me, because I had read that PTH increases heart rate & figured it was just my body acclimating. As I said, I was anxious at the start, but have found that the self injections and the drug were not such a big deal. I sure hope it works to strengthen our spines.