My GP asked to see me to discuss the way forward after I had failed to reduce from 10mg to 9mg before Xmas. I thought he was going to pressurise me to try reducing again but no, he was concerned about the likelihood of my getting osteoporosis as I have been on Pred since November 2014 (I am 68).
He has prescribed 70mg alendronic acid once a week, plus a daily dose of Vitamin D3. Re the osteoporosis, I asked if I could have a Dexa scan and he said this was not necessary because I should take the alendronic acid in any case...as a preventative.
I wasn't happy with this and pressed for a scan, the appointment for which has come through for next week.
Looking on this site I have read some bad reports of alendronic acid and therefore I feel quite frightened of taking it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
What do you think of taking turmeric tablets? Are they of any use?
I have read that turmeric is good for inflammation so I beetled off to Holland & Barrettt and bought a bottle of 400mg turmeric tablets, thinking that using a good amount of the ground spice powder in cooking might be quite difficult on a daily basis. The label says to take 2 tablets per day, which can be dissolved in hot water and drunk as a tea. Does anyone have any experience of taking turmeric please, and is it okay to take it with pred, alendronic acid and vitamin D3!