As promised, here's an update following my DEXA scan last week - the results have come back amazingly quickly! Unfortunately my T-scores have worsened slightly - spine now -3.6 (was -3.2) and hip -2.5 (was -2.3), despite good diet, vitamin supplementation and lots of walking. I saw my GP today about something else and was very relieved that when he told me the scores he didn't push for me to go back on medication! So my strategy now is to increase my supplements (introducing red sage and taurine), get a weighted vest and increase weight-bearing exercise levels further (when my poorly ankles will allow!), especially to start using weights and resistance bands. I'm nothing if not determined!!! I'm giving myself 2 years and then hopefully another DEXA scan, at which point if I've kept all this up and there's still further deterioration I'll reluctantly re-consider medication - hopefully by then there will be a new one available that encourages new bone to build without horrible side effects. Ever the optimist!