I have had a really rotten winter asthma wise with each cold or infection needing several weeks of pred to sort it out. This meant I spent most of Dec and Jan on pred (either 40mg or a quick reducing dose) with only a few days totally pred free between courses. I am currently 16 days into another course (between 20 and 40mg). The doc I saw in A&E today asked me about bone protection which I haven't really considered. I did take something in my teens when on maintenance pred but it never really crossed my mind with repeated rescue courses. I am likely to continue needing these as Summer is my worst time asthma wise and I often need 4/5 courses to get through the hayfever season (despite exploring different avenues, no one has been able to offer a solution to my severe hayfever). Does anyone take/considered bone protection with short courses? Is it something I should ask my doctor about or take an OTC supplement?