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bowelsafire
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   Posted 5/23/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I just heard from the doctors office that I need a follow up visit since my Dexa Scan came back that I am at risk of a fracture.  I have been on Prednisone since Dec 07 and currently take 10 mg daily.  What should I expect when I visit with the doctor next week?  Is bone density recoverable?  I need to consider the trade off of staying on Prednisone verus the risks of bone density issues.  I am not sure what to expect. 

jujub
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   Posted 5/23/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Can't really predict what your doctor will do, but possibly start you on a medication to prevent further bone loss, like Fosamax and recommend Calcium/vitamin D supplements and weight bearing exercise.

Hopefully they'll have some suggestions about getting off the Pred. Osteoporosis is only one of several really bad long-term effects of steroid use.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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