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I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis for about 6 years. My last dexa scan showed my spine was -3.2 (t) I had taken Foxomax for 2 years with no improvement so I stopped, it was expensive and I just wasn't sold on it, so to speak. Now my therapy consists of yoga, nautilus, eating as healthy as I can, cannot take calcium due to G.I. symptons. I have read the Myth of Osteo. and it was really quite good. I have an appt. with an Endo. next week, I have had all the bloodwork, X-rays and I will get the results. Now I almost feel like I wasted lots of money(my insurance does not cover my osteo) to see this specialist. I don't think I am ready for any of the medications, but I am not 100 percent sure either. I am only 48 and still premenopausal. I.V. biphosphonates??? I am too scared of them, that is for sure. Forteo, maybe eventually but I think it is too soon. I have had three fractures over the past eight years, none the past three. They were all rib fractures and I still have problems laying on my stomach as they feel like they may just cave in. Strange feeling. So hard to know what to do. I know I am in line for potential fractures and pain as my Mom had severe, and I do mean severe osteoporosis. She even fractured her sternum, it just snapped. She was medicated with morphine her last few years. We all have these dilemmas to face but I did hear there are new drugs on the horizon. I believe they are testing one now. I guess no real question, just really confused about treatment, etc. If the MD has some great new treatments, I'll let everyone know after I see her next week. Good luck everyone.....