I am disabled w/fibromyalgia. This fall my upper teeth became loose to the point they had to be extracted. The healing process has taken so long the dentist sent me to my physician for some blood work to see if there was a problem. The blood work was ok but he ordered a bone density as well and it showed osteo in my back and osteopenia in my hips for which he prescribed fosamax. I spoke to my dentist and am not going to begin taking it at least until i am healed from my extractions b/c she feels it will slow the healing more that it already is. My problem is now tho, I have been reading (perhaps too much) and I don't like all the things that I see on fosamax. Should I take fosamax or is there a better alternative?