Hi all, I've been on Pred now for 4 months (started daily dosage 15mg for 5 weeks, 12mg for 3, 10mg for 3 and now on 6th week on 9mg. Since being on the 9mg I have arm, neck and some leg pain most of the day. Although I have the pain it is very manageable but also very annoying and sometimes tiring.
I guess I should have stayed on 10mg for much longer and I could return to this dosage but I've also just started taking Alendronic Acid for Osteoporosis (GP reckons it was just there and not caused by Pred as not been on it long enough) so I'm loathe to up the Pred dosage due to this.
Would it be better to up my Pred dosage or put up with the discomfort to 'save my bones'? Would a 10mg dosage cause much more of a problem for my bones than, say 9mg over a period of time (which by all accounts could be a year or two or more)?