Hi, I’m new here and this is my first post. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2015 after I sustained a right hip fracture following a fall. DEXA scan showed T.score -3.1 spine; -2.6 femoral neck; -2.9 left hip. I was started on Adcal-D3 and alendronic acid. I stopped the Alendronate after 6 months due to aches and pains, and fatigue. I carried on with Adcal-D3 and took a variety of minerals: potassium, magnesium, boron, vitamin K2, and also nuts, seeds and prunes, soya milk. think I have always had a healthy diet with fruit and vegetables every day. And also do brisk walking 3 times a week. When I had repeat scan in 2017 it showed slight improvement: -2.8 spine; -2.5 femoral neck and -2.8 left hip. I thought I was on the right track until repeat DEXA this year showed: -3.3 spine; -2.6 femoral neck, -2.9 left hip. Hip and femoral neck are same as in 2015 but spine is slightly worse, and I was shocked to learn that I have a T9 superior endplate fracture. I do not have back pain.
I am now being referred to an osteoporosis specialist for further discussion as I am so undecided what to do. My GP has mentioned the six monthly injections, or even zoledronic acid. I keep dithering and changing my mind as to the best course of action for me. I am 75 years of age and a full-time carer for my husband who has Parkinson’s.
Is there anyone who is on either of these medications without a host of side effects?