I've just been diagnosed with osteoporosis after getting a stress fracture in my foot and having a DEXA scan. Since I can't do aerobic exercise, the doctor wants me to take a bisphosphonate drug. I can't tolerate Fosamax or Boniva due to horrible heartburn side effects. So she suggested Reclast. It's a once a year infusion. It has a 50% side effect rate, but I believe most of those are gone after a week. Reclast lasts a year after each infusion, so if the side effects last, there is no antidote to them. On the upside, 30-40% bone mass gain often happens within 3-5 years. One of the common side effects is bone pain. I already have constant fibro pain at a 3-4 on the pain scale, but could tolerate more if it was temporary. If I don't take this drug, I'm wondering if doing strength training while keeping my heart rate down would be enough to make a difference. I already do exercises for my back, and could add some long-bone strengthening. I take plenty of calcium/magnesium/D3. I've also heard about some vibration plate that you stand on that's been studied in Russia. Breaking a bone and having to take opiates is not an option, since I've already been through opiate dependency and withdrawal after surgery once. It was the worst experience of my life. Any experiences, ideas, or suggestions would be much appreciated.