I have just been told I have osteopenia, following a fractured wrist last year my consultant sent me for a bone scan, I was surprised to learn that I have now got bone density problems as well. My consultant wrote to my GP instructing him to prescribe Alendronate 70mg once a week and daily Calcium/Vit D supplement. I have heard from other people that Alendronate can rot your jaw bone and also give you stomach pains and am concerned about this and wonder if anyone else is in a similar situation to me. I am also diabetic and was initially prescribed with Metformin, but thankfully managed to control my blood sugars with diet and able to stop the Metformin which was giving me terrible stomach cramps.
Also I have so much pain in all my bones and wondered if this was normal with osteopenia or if it is something we can expect with Cirrhosis.
I was diagnosed with Cirrhosis about 4-5 years ago, also have very low platelets, large spleen, portal hypertension, amongst other things, this just seems to be another tick in the box.
I would welcome any advice any of you may have.