Good morning. Just back from the G.P who wanted a word after recent dexa scan. I have been prescribed the above, after reading the leaflet about the Alendronic acid I feel cautious about taking it. I take Naproxen and 3 DMARDS don't really want more pills at 52 but concerned about side effects.
Has anyone had any problems with this at all please.
G.p said I had oesteopenia and without treatment would get osteoporosis in a couple of years. He also said he didn't know I have had two depot steroid injections May and July and said he thought these were not given anymore. Says a lot about communication and reading patients letters from the hospital.
I was prescribed calcium tablets after a scan 7 years ago but a locum at the Rheum clinic told me to stop taking it about 2 years later.
Lesson to learn is take control and check everything yourself. I did work in PALS a few years ago but somehow when it is you receiving treatment you do not help yourself as much.
Thank you all your experiences would be appreciated. Not going to start them until monday to give the mtx nausea time to settle.