I Am Sarting My 4th Month On Forteo. How Long Does It Take To See Significant Bone Mass Increase?

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I Am Sarting My 4th Month On Forteo. How Long Does It Take To See Significant Bone Mass Increase?

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Hi Nursingadmin1, welcome and thanks for your question. I took Forteo for 2 years and saw drastic improvements in the first year. My Dr. ordered a bone marker test, and a dxa at 12 months after starting the Forteo, so that's how I found out. Some people won't see the same improvements, since we all react differently to these meds, but hopefully you'll see great improvements.

If you have a bone marker test you can deteremine if the Forteo is working but it won't give you a t-score. As soon as you can have a dxa, you'll find out what your scores are and if you've improved. If your insurance allows dxa's often then you could have it done or wait until they will pay for it to find out.

Here's an article on Bone Markers in case you want to have this test.

Good luck and if you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask.

Answered by Pam Flores