I am so sorry about your fracture. Since I have been on long term pred, my bone density is steadily dropping. I am sitting right on the green/yellow line on the graph. My Vit D is chronically low, and I was found seriously low in B12. I am going to try and wean off the pred as I have just had to resign from my job and file for disability. And the dr. suggested I may need to start cellcept. I have put off the decision on that until my D and B levels are better, I have taken calcium citrate for years, dr. says at least 1200mgs of the calcium and 1000 mg of D, and I already feel better since I have quit going to work everyday. On my 5mg maintenance, I rarely see a bruise, but when I need to take up towards 40mg, I notice them. The dr. does too, but bruises from steroids should be known as a medical fact by most medical professionals. One time, my dr. commented carefully, about the pattern of one on my upper arm. I was relieved actually, that he cared enough to ask about the cause. Domestic violence is a hard topic. Keep kickin' and know that weight bearing exercise is important for bone health,
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U and Ambien every night.