I have been taking this since January. My T score is -2.9 and the chance of a major spinal fracture over the next 10 years is14 per cent. I am -2.4 in the hip.
I have never had a fracture. I try to exercise as much as possible - these days it's mainly walking.
My calcium levels are fine and I have been taking Vitamin D (prescribed) for about 3 years. In addition, I take Vitamin K and magnesium daily.
Since about February I have experienced severe neck and head pain. My osteopath and GP say this is osteoarthritis and nothing to do with taking risedronate. In the last few weeks I have noticed joint pain in my right knee.
I should add that I have a history of bleeding stomach ulcers - the last occasion 2 years ago.
Apart from that I am an active, healthy and young 72 year old!
This is the first time I have ever posted anything and I know many of you are worse off than me, but any advice gratefully received.