I've been on and off prednisone (mostly on) for the last 19 years. I'm 42 now and had my first compression fracture in my early 30's. I can not say it strongly enough. YOU NEED TO TAKE CALCIUM while on prednisone and everything else you can do to build up your bone strength. I didn't, wasn't warned and now, eventhough my bone density is actually improving because of all the meds I take for it, I will always have osteoporosis. I currently have a compression fracture in my upper back. I thought it was just about healed from a few months ago, but I moved too quickly or in a different way last night and reinjured it, so I have to start the healling again. Do everything you can to build up your bone strength now, it will only help you later.
CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....