Well, I take Actonel once a week and now I have had a really bad sore throat which was determined to be caused by GERD (acid reflux). Haha...so the doctor put me on Omeprazole, which causes osteoarthritis. Checkmate. I am ready to dump one of the medications and do it naturally, but not sure which one of the two to dump. I've heard that you get really sick if you discontinue Omeprazole (lots of acid back up...ew!).I'm also wondering if the Actenol kicked up the GERD, which I think I had a mild case of before. What do you do in a situation like this? Anyone have to deal with either problem and decide to dump the medications? Or to TAKE the medications? BOTH medications? Could use feedback and help here. So far I am modifying my diet, sleeping on five pillow...lol..., not eating at all after 6pm, having small, bland meals with certain foods weaned out, and taking Tylenol for pain rather than Narpraxon or Ibuprofen. I can't be the only one with these two issues together. Any ideas appreciated. Thank you very much in advance!