Had a fall at the weekend resulting in a broken wrist. It is an uncomplicated fracture but I have a feeling that the Rhumatologist will try to put me on Alendronic Acid and this is something I really dont want. My first reaction would be to ask for a Dexa Scan to see if its really neccessary and if it is - is there another Bisphosphonate that is easier to take and doesnt cause some of the side affects that I want to avoid? I already suffer from Ulcerative Colitis and I think Alendronic acid would certainly not help that! I have a friend who couldnt take Alendronic Acid but was then prescribed Zoledronate which was fine for her.
I am taking 1000mg Calcium Citrate daily and 1000ug Vitamin D3 along with Vitamin K2. My diet is rich in calcium too.
I am currently on 10mg Prednisolone and reducing very slowly (by half a mg about every three weeks) (My GP is letting me pace myself although Rhumie would like it down quicker.)
PS.... have just read that Zoledronate irritates the gut as well..... Do all Bisphosphonates do this?