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Do you feel like lab rat!?

SOBSOB Member Posts: 17 Connected
edited February 2018 in Disabled people
Hi folks,

The reason for asking about feeling like a Lab Rat, is I have started on a new drug treatment
for osteoporosis called teriparatide. It is given as a daily subcutaneous injection under
the skin. Been on the stuff now for 2 weeks, but as with all drugs there are side affects!

Well I did ask the consultant about potential side effects, but you always get the usual answer back. Oh! not everyone will have any problems taking the drug.

This treament is new, so if anyone else on this junk, please could you give me an unbiased opinion.

Then it would help me understand what to expect.

Kindest Regards



  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @SOB, sorry to hear you're feeling this way. Side effects are always variable and affect people differently but I can certainly sympathise!

    If you have concerns about how they're affecting you or your health, please do speak to your GP or a medical professional involved in your care. 
  • SOBSOB Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Thanks Pippa,
    Tar for the advise, just wanted to know if anyone else had this drug?
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @SOB, I've just been having a look through past discussions and our database of users but nobody appears to have mentioned teriparatide before. However, maybe some community members will come forwards!
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