Diagnosed with pbc 5 years ago. At that time I was given a dexa scan and believed that results were normal. Now having suffered a spinal fracture at the age of 52 I have been told that although my hips were fine in the previous scan that there was mention of my spine having to be monitored in future. Would have been good if someone had mentioned it before now. Looks very likely that I have osteoporosis now and unfortunately there is a waiting list for the scan. GP wants to start me on meds meantime but due to my varices etc needs to take advice as to what is safe. Would be grateful if anyone in a similar position could let me know what they have been prescribed.