Thank you for your response. My dr. said that Reclast can give a 10 percent improvement in bone density, but I don't recall now if that's the first year or over time. Anyway, it seems that taking Omeprazole will virtually guarantee an ongoing need to take something to counteract its potential for causing osteoporosis, which I already have in my lumbar spine, while at the same time risking serious side effects from each of these drugs.
In the meantime, I am working on my diet to increase calcium absorption by timing foods that have calcium at one meal while avoiding foods that interfere with calcium absorption at the same meal. Seems there are an awful lot of foods that can combine with calcium and block absorption. Also adding Vitamin K2 with MK 7 which is supposed to help calcium get into bones and doing exercises for balance and strength.