I have had a Dexa scan and the results indicate that I am osteopenic so the doc has given me a script for Alendronic Acid. I have been on 15mgs of pred for the last 7 weeks and am going to reduce slowly by 1 mg every 2 weeks. I take 5mgs pred at 11pm and 10mgs first thing in the morning as I find this works best for me. I intend to reduce my morning pred to 9mgs from tomorrow, then 8mgs, then after 4 weeks cut the evening one to 4 and a half. Do you think this is OK? Problem is when to start the alendronic acid. As it has to be taken first thing in the morning it will delay the pred. Also how long after taking the AA can you take the pred. I also take the calcium and vit D tabs at lunchtime and after evening meal. Also the AA can mimic PMR I hear. Should I delay taking the AA till I have reduced the pred much further. Thanks
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