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    What medication should I consider?
    rhodasmom posted:
    I had a bone density over 2 years ago and it showed that I had osteoporosis. I think my scores were -3.9 and -4.2. I took recast and I got a fever of over 101 the next day. I didn't call the doctor however because it said that this was one of the side effects. I know that I need to have another one. The doctor hasn't mentioned it to me. I also suffer with eczema very bad and have even had to take steroids so that I would stop itching. I am a 57 year old woman.
    bonebabe responded:
    Talk to your doctor about Forteo. It's the big guns of osteo treatment and your scores are really low. Have you fractured? If you have a history of steroid therapy of over 6 weeks, that's a huge risk for bone loss.

    I think the Forteo is the way to go. You'll take it for two full years. It actually makes new bone. After the 2 years, you'll followup with a bisphosphonate treatment.

    Make sure you're getting 1200 mg of calcium each day - taken several hours apart for best absorption.

    Please go on the National Osteoporosis Website ( ) and order their booklet "Boning Up on Osteoporosis." It costs $1.00 and will be a wonderful source of information for you. We use it in our osteo rehab classes.

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