Hi, I was diagnosed with osteopenia following a scan, -1.3 in the hip and -1.6 in the spine. I took a calcium drink supplement for a month but because of the side effects, I decided to increase my calcium intake through my diet. I take in around 1300-1400 units of calcium each day in my diet. Would like to hear from anyone who has decided to do what I've done. I understand that sometimes people have to take supplements.