I have had osteoporosis for years and I did take Actonel for a little while, but it did cause headaches and stomach issues. I have been taking citrucal and magnesium and trying to eat really healthy, yet my bone density is still pretty bad. I don't believe in the new shots. I'm really sensitive to meds and these are quite new. I was told again to try Fosomax, because I really need it. I haven't yet - because I have heard these drugs make the bones brittle. I may have less dense bones, but haven't broken anything (thank God). Any suggestions about what to do with Osteoporosis? Also, does this condition make your bones ache? Just curious!