During my second month on Forteo, I began to experience dizziness and vertigo. I felt awful, driving became difficult, and it became hard to walk a straight line. The symptoms diminished somewhat when I started dosing every other day. I went off Forteo for 2 weeks, and the symptoms totally disappeared. But then after a single dose, the dizziness and vertigo returned. I will never take Forteo again.
My doctor is now suggesting that I switch to Prolia. He claims that he's never had a patient who had side effects on Prolia (although he's reportedly had lots of complaints about side effects with Reclast). My issue is that Prolia (and Reclast) list vertigo and dizziness as possible side effects. Is it possible that I developed these side effects on Forteo because of a vulnerability to these symptoms? Might they also be a (long-lasting) problem on Prolia? (I've never had side effects from a medication before--but I've been pretty healthy and haven't taken many medications.)
Any advice? I don't totally trust my doctor.