Hi, I am new to this particular post, but have been a member on th A/f page for a while now. I am just recovering from two fractured vertebrae ( three months ago) still in quite a bit of pain when I attempt house work etc. I have had 3 previous fractures to my spine ovrr the last 15 years. My consultant is now looking to osteoporosis and a treatment plan will be put into place following further tests. However I also have an hiatus hernia which gives me fairly constant heartburn. I do watch my diet and weight but still need help to control it. I have been taking lansoprosol for a few years now off and on and whilst it appears to do the trick I am worried about the side affects with osteoporosis. Has anyone else got this combination of problems and if so I would appreciate any advice on how to tackle it.