Have just joined and find it most interesting hearing all the different views. My doctor has suggested me having the Alendronic Acid injection but I am very reluctant in view of all the side effects. I know not everyone gets these but I am 86 and feeling quite well and think what am I letting myself in for. I have had several fractures over the years but have not been on any treatment for just over a year now because my last bone density scan was quite reasonable. I was on Fossemax tablets for quite a few years amongst other drugs so it has been nice not to be on anything. The thing is I must be very careful not to fall. I know nobody can tell me what to do but I wonder if I am being stupid. From Adian.