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.
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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