Hi - I'm new here and looking forward to learning more. Took my first ever Alendronic Acid tablet yesterday (weekly 70mgs) . Diagnosed osteoporosis (mild) about 3 years ago but elected no treatment. Then broke a wrist at Christmas so treatment advised as necessary. Had very strong reaction to first pill yesterday. Really bloated, burning feeling in gut, burping, nausea, diahorrea , arthritis pain in hands much worse, nausea and light headedness. The nausea continues today but other symptoms are much less. All are listed as possible side effects, But I wasn't quite prepared for having to take a day out once a week to nurse my side effects!!
I have 2 questions.
1. Do the side effects lessen as your body adjusts to the medication?
2. Has anyone here managed their osteoporosis successfully through diet and exercise? I am considering trying to self treat with Calcium, D3 and K2 (and magnesium?) plus changing my exercise from just yoga to include a lot of walking and improving my diet to include more leafy greens etc. I am lactose intolerant so have substituted almond milk and vege cheeses etc. I think I may be here partly because I have avoided dairy products for a few years and haven't made sufficient effort to address the lack of calcium in my diet.
I am sole carer for my disabled husband who has very poor mobility due to a spinal cord injury . So keeping healthy is important as he needs a lot of physical help fro me. Any info and help will be very much appreciated. Apologies for the long post