Posted 5/8/2007 10:53 AM (GMT -7)
Bone density scans will determine if you have osteoporosis. Anyone on prednisone for long periods of time should have one. I had one last Oct and was OK. Hope to be off of prednisone by years end and not have that worry.
I believe that women are more at risk but even men can have a problem...particularly at my age.
If that is what you are getting it does not take long and is entirely painless.
Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena, Hypertension, Barrett's syndrome.
Meds: prednisone (9mg & tapering), 150mg imuran, lisinopril 40mg, maxide 37.5/25mg, norvasc 5 mg, folic acid, potassium, aciphex 20mg, multi vitamins.
Maintain your optimism and you can beat the odds.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller