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Forteo can cause high calcium level as side effect.
This is possible even without any calcium supplementation.
This is just part of its mechanism of action.
Low vitamin D level is not forteo related.
And vitamin D deficiency just contributed to your osteoporosis.
Now, vitamin D supplementation will push your calcium level even higher.
So, forteo should not be used for this reason in your case.
It is better to treat vitamin D deficiency first.
You can be tried on alendronate which is better in such condition.
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I have been reading about tumours in the parathoid glands which my symptoms may indicate?
you need a PTH level checked as well.
and forteo is a parathyroid hormone derivative.
So your symptoms are related to Forteo not likely parathyroid tumor.
In case of parathroid tumor, low vitamin D will not be present usually.
So you do not agree that raised calcium levels usually indicate this condition?
your calcium level went high while taking forto
so, once forteo is discontinued this will be normal.
that is not the case with parathyroid tumors.
and you also need a seru PTH level checked besides calcium level.
thank you very much. I was starting to attribute all my ills to fit into tumour description.
not at all.
do not worry