Diagnosed this week, I'm 51. On 15 mg Pred, no pain so will follow tapering advice. Two issues related to my age/life stage would be v helpful:
1) Dr says am to go asap on bone density meds; should I insist on a scan first as am concerned there's no baseline for where I'm at with this at my age.
2) I'm not in menopause, am on progesterone 'mini-pill' (to control migraine, which is a complicating factor when trying to be vigilant re possible GCA, I've just realised). I will discuss this with Dr and don't want to run ahead but when get into menopause, if need HRT, doesn't this protect against oestro?
If I get manage to get through/out other side of PMR, does one have to stay on oestro meds thereafter? I am just concerned re what is known about long-term exposure to these drugs.
I've been blessed with good health so I'm just getting my head round all this, thank you for this forum.