Our expert says:
Fosavance is a good drug- the side-effect that occurs most frequently is irritation of the oesophagus and upper gastric system. There is also another drug called Protos which is a dual action drug (it stimulates bone formation and supresses the bone cells responsible for chewing away old bone) and even a once yearly injection called Aclasta- all of them available in South Africa
Your life style sounds fine- if you drink alcohol remember to limit this to 2 units/glasses of alcohol per day.
Currently doctors try and give their patients a "drug holiday" after being on a bisphosphonate like Fosavance for 5 years.
Discuss these options with your doctor- natural progesterone will unfortunately not have any positive effect on your bone density and strength.
Walking remains the best weightbearing exercise and you have to walk for at least 3/4 of an hour 3xper week. Ecercise at the gym will help strengthen the back and stomach muscles.
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