Need info about the drug FORTEO: Does life turn to xxxx when you turn 55? I will turn 55 in a few weeks and this has been the year from HADES. I have been having back and neck pain. I got a bone density test AT rheumie's office and was also scheduled for an MRI. I called for BD results and they were so so. Nurse said I had Osteopenia and to take more Vitamin D and Calcium and come in to see the doctor after the MRI results were in. Turns out I have two tiny fractures in my vertebrae. They are old, meaning at least six months old. I have a hx of lupus and currently have Sjogren's Syndrome. When I had lupus (it was very bad) I had to take A LOT OF PREDNISONE. The rheumie (same one for 20+ years) says the prednisone caused the "architecture" of my bones to be messed up and even though my bone density was so-so, I couldn't be any closer to getting osteoporosis and in fact, probably already have it. So.....he wants me to take a daily injetion of FORTEO for two years. It can make you dizzy, etc. I'm upset. Honestly, I just don't even want to step foot into a doctor's office, 'cause it is just more bad news for me. Anyone take this particular medication? What were your results? Do you feel nauseas with each injection? Does it get better after several shots or do you feel sick with- each shot and if so, how long does it last...like an hour or what? I'm sooooo upset.