I am a new member to this wonderful site. Thank you all for caring and sharing.
I am 59 and have had osteo for maybe 8 years now.
My MD never seems too knowledgable or concerned with my scores. The T-score on my spine was -3.7 in 2003, -3.5 in 2004, -4.1 in 2007 and now last month it is -4.3. When I was first diagnosed the MD put me on Evista. Later I saw a rhuematoligist and he added the Fosamax along with the Evista. At some point my co pay was too much and I dropped the Evista. After my last test I decided to see another rhuemie and he was more interested in why I quit the Evista than why my score is so low. He said there is margain of error in the tests and maybe it is not accurate. I asked about the Reclast and he said it is the same as Fosamax except it is once a year instead of weekly. That was news to me! He wondered what my concerns are because I have not been experiencing any fractures. I explained to him that I hope I never do and would sure like to improve my scores and prevent any fractures in the future! I felt as though I had more info than he did, thanks to my own research and this site! Then I asked him if maybe I should consider Forteo. He said we could consider it BUT it cost $1000 a month and they would need to submit forms to see what my insurance would pay and see IF I could afford it! IN the meantime I should continue the Fosamax. I then asked if BY CHANCE he had any samples as I had just taken my last one and did not want to refill for a 3 month supply for one or two pills. He said they did not have any samples and wrote me a new prescription for the Fosamax. I was so totally disgusted and do not think I should go back again. It has been a week and I have not heard from them about what they found out about my insurance covering the Forteo. I felt like I was whining for
some minor thing and that my osteo is not that bad even though the test says I am at high risk for fracture of the spine. My hips have remained about the same with T scores of -2.4. I do a lot of walking so I'm not sure if that helps or if the Fosamax has helped some. I am not sure what to do next. Any suggestions?