Saw a different rheumy (at same hospital ) who was a bit cross with me for not starting alendronic acid, when I did not realise I should have been on it. (Last rheumy had sent me a copy of letter to GP in which it said I needed a prescription,) and apparently I should have got a GP appt to request it... Anyway I hadn't cottoned on to that. Anyway long story short she feels I need to be on it, but I feel really uneasy about it.
I am taking calcium and vitamin D most days, and getting some weight bearing exercise (tennis) a few times a week, though on reduction to 10 mg pred I feel very much more tired than I was a couple of weeks ago. So finding a couple of sets a bit too much.
2 questions really
1. Pros and cons of alendronic acid
2. Might increased fatigue 2 weeks into a reduction from 11mg to 10mg be relevant? I started on 20 mg for PMR on 19th Jan. I had a VERY busy weekend with a large birthday party to organise which seemed to wipe me out. I have been v lucky so far and been able to work nearly full time, but have felt rubbish since the weekend.
Any comments will be gratefully received.
Thank you very much.