Yes Lady....I have osteoporosis, part from heredity but I have been on prednisone a LOT during the eleven + years I have suffered with ulcerative proctitis. The doctor HATES me taking it, but it is the only med that helps me. I am on Colazal, Cort enemas and Cort suppositories. Lately, I have not been able to retain the enemas. I am so inflamed they just run right on out. Doctor started me on Remicade on Nov 15th, 2nd infusion two weeks after that. I had wonderful results, BUT I was also on Prednisone at the time too. By the time my 3rd infusion came around, Dec 31st, I was off the prednisone. A few days later I suffered a 24 hr virus and it threw me right back into a flare of which I am still suffering.
My family doctor keeps pushing Boniva, but I really don't want to take that. The meds I take for my UP have bad enough side effects. My friend works for a dentist and he will not pull teeth of patients on any of that stuff for osteoporosis. He said he has seen too many jaw problems with people on it. I take two capsules of Calcium with D daily. Hey, it is doing wonders for my fingernails, so it must be helping my bones. By the way, my bone density test was -3.5...that's pretty bad.