Hi all ,
New to the group and google'd Alendronic Acid, after being prescibed it today by my GP, then found this forum.
So a brief history, I am an active 50yo woman, not too overwieght ,though I have an underactive Thyroid (on Thyroxin). Recently I was diagnosed with Coeliacs disease, after a bone scan It indicated I had Osteoporosis due to not having any Calcium uptake or other nutrients from my diet for some years
So today I was prescribed AA .But when I got home I read the Leaflet and was horrified!.
I already have another slight condition, Ive also just been told, with tendon inflamation ( they dont know why or whats going on , waiting to be seen by specialist).
My aches and pains from afore mentioned have been bad enough, so Im very reluctant to start the Alendronic Acid after reading up on it.
So it’s still sat in the packet. I’d like some relative info and then I will consider my options.
Also does anyone have any knowledge of healthier or more natural alternatives to AA (less side effects), to help increasing bone density ( I know about lifting weights, Im going to the Gym).
I am taking Calcichew’s, also prescribed today, but happy to have those.
Im also having HRT, Naproxen, for the inflamitory thing and Omoprizol for the affect it may have on the stomach, so Im possitivly rattling and not happy taking any of it if Im honnest!
Any advice would be much appreciated.