Just wondering if anyone who's taken Forteo has had any strange side effects? I started fire for a brief period before my surgery last November, and then have been injecting it steadily since mid Nov, so roughly 10 weeks or so. For the past month I've had just a general ill feeling. Headaches, I've also been short of breath, dizzy at times, almost like my blood pressure is rapidly fluctuating when I get up from sitting, and even when I'm just bending over a little and then stand up straight. I've had what feels like acid reflux, which I've NEVER had an issue with, but no antacid helps. My throat feels like it's constantly swollen, to the point where it's difficult to swallow at times. I've been attributing all this to the other meds I'm on, but I'm not so sure. I was looking at possible side effects to Forteo, and these match up. I also found some user reviews, and several people have reported the same.
I contacted the endocrinologist this morning, and it seemed she was almost making excuses for why it wouldn't be due to the Forteo. I thought that was odd. She made good points that I'm not that far out from surgery, and my immune system could just be way out of whack still. She suggested I get a chest xray, to check for walking pneumonia, or any other respiratory infection. I doubt that's the problem, because I've gone through a prescription of amoxicillin, AND a Z-pack since just before the new year, and the symptoms are still here. I'll be seeing my gp next week, and I'm not going to take the Forteo until at least after that to see what happens.
Have you experienced anything like this when you were taking Forteo?