I have initial stage osteoporosis. I tried to discontinue Qvar, but developed severe bronchitis. Now I'm back on Qvar 40mcg, 2 puffs/2x/day. I can usually go to 2 puffs/day for maintenance. My doctor PA said I should think of Qvar as I do my BP meds-take for life. I'd appreciate advice re risk for osteoporosis if I stay on Qvar long term. I'm 66, woman, petite build with strong family history of osteoporosis.