I'm new to this hub and this is my first post. I have recently been waking during the night with pain under ribs at right side, and often extending around the back. I have to sit straight up for an hour or more until it subsides, as lying down makes it worse. I am guessing maybe Biliary Colic. I take Presnisolone for PMR (since March 2020) and my GP prescribed 4 tabs per day of AdCal about 7 weeks ago - with the first episodes of night pain starting about a week later. The results of a recent Dexa scan shows I have osteoporosis (T score on spine -3.9). I took my first Alendronic Acid tab 5 days ago and that caused no problems. I have no wish to stop the calcium if I need it too, but at the moment it is my prime suspect. My diet is low fat and really healthy, as is my lifestyle. I do lots of fast walking and exercise. So my questions are:
1. Could the calcium be causing the pain?
2. Do I really need the calcium if I am now taking Alendronic Acid?
Any comments would be much appreciated.