I am looking for a bit of advice on whether I should go along with the rheumy's suggestion that I start taking bisphosphonates.
I am 57 and was diagnosed with GSA in early March at which point I was started on 60mgs of pred. I am now down to 30mg -tapering every 4weeks. I have today received a copy of a letter sent to my gp regarding my recent bone scan and it has been suggested that as I am just within the osteopenia category I should be started on treatment immediately. My T scores are -femoral neck -2.3 , total hip -1.0 and spinal L1 to L4 0. Perhaps I should also mention that I have had RA since a child and have one hip replacement and will at some point in the near future need the other hip replacing. I am assuming that this must have some effect on the scan results.
I am loathe to start on AA unless it's really necessary so would love some wise words so that I can make an informed decision.