Hi I have Osteopenia and 3 fractures in my spine I was initially on AA but due to my hiatius hernia my doc changed this to risedronate, that was some six months ago. I am now exeriencing pain and difficulting in rising from a chair and walking up and down stairs, this came on all of a sudden. Talking to my doctor she doesn't believe it is a side effect of the risedronate and did some blood tests for inflamation, they came back slightly raised but no cause for concern. I suggested an X ray and she has agreed to this, still waiting for an appointment. I'm concerned that this may in fact be a side effect of risedronate or indeed further fractures, any suggestions welcome.