I am still on 20mg pred and my bone density test showed osteopenia. I have to ask about that Didrocal I ran out of calcium and can't afford to buy any this pay period. I wish it could be prescription strength like my vitamin D is. I may have to get my doctor to prescribe vitamins. I worry about my bone health but the truth is I can't drop my dose no matter how much I want to becasuse the CNS issues get worse if I do. They were getting better on 40mg but I gained 30lbs in 2 weeks. I am slowly losing that gained weight. I wish it came off as fast as it goes on.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence