I’m 57 and have been diagnosed with osteoporosis after having had a bone scan, recommended since I am on a lot of treatment for bipolar. My reading for my spine is -4.5 and I am getting the impression this is really quite high. I suffer from constipation already because of my medication and have always had a sensitive stomach. My doctor didn’t mention the gastrointestinal issues when prescribing Alendronic acid and neither did she mention alternative ways of improving my situation. I would really welcome views on whether a reading of -4.5 is too high to be able to treat with exercise, diet and supplements. If I could try these first what would people recommend and has anyone have any advice about alendronic acid which I think I will take this morning as an experiment. I am hugely disappointed at the terrible possible side effects and not very keen but I suppose I must give it a try initially.
Thanks very much!!