I have osteoporosis in my spine, with one compression fracture, and osteopenia in my hips, all probably long-standing but only recently diagnosed when arthritis scans were done. I've just been handed Alendronic Acid tabs (plus calcium carbonate and D3) and left to get on with things....I'm very concerned about the whole thing and reluctant to start on the drug, esp since I've been given almost no advice re exercise and other supplements. 'Advice' so far has been limited to my rheumatology clinic (whom I rarely see) and I'd like to be referred to a good specialist bone unit, ideally in the south east of England. Can anyone recommend one? I really don't feel that my osteoporosis is getting the attention it deserves and I have lots of autoimmune conditions, so need to do my best on all fronts!!