I know someone that is currently doing the Forteo injections. He's also deficient in vitamin D and is on an Rx for it.
It's oral vitamin D. No ostomy or intestinal issues. His wife just noticed that he was getting shorter so he had a DEXA scan that revealed severe osteoporosis and two fractures. He's about 55 years old.
Just thought I'd let you know. since you responded to my very first post back in August, the outcome of my visit with an Endocrinologist re: Vit D deficiency. I guess it is not at all uncommon for us Crohnies and Ileostomates to be deficient in Vit D.
However, since I have been battling osteoporosis and responded extremely well to Forteo injections, the docs wanted to be sure that I was on the right track to being able to maintain good bone density on my own. Not! Originally, they just thought a lot of my bone density issue were related to being post menopausal since age 26.
Now, I am on RX for Vit D - 50,000 IU one time per week for 3 months, repeat labs at end of 3 months. Maybe start Reclast IV - a drug similar to the Boniva, Fosomax drugs which my stomach hasn't been able to tolerate, and I still have the absorption issue.
You mentioned someone you knew on Forteo/Vit D RX - how's he doing? Any improvement?
Thanks for listening...
This is kind of funny. After this thread, I ended up being put on an rx for vitamin D as well. LOL I was started on 50,000 IU weekly for a month and then monthly for two months and then more labs to follow. I also take Actonel.