This is a wonderful site...I have been an avid follower and read updates before I get up in the morning. So many common themes, so many wonderful people suffering and struggling in the face of opposition. I'm lucky since I was diagnosed privately after over a year of being treated by GPs for rheumatism and arthritis. Prednisolone is my best friend and we get on famously. After IV Zolondronic acid I had terrible side affects and had to up the dose but back down again now. I am due to have 2 x CT injections for stenosis pain and have asked whether this would have any contra indications with oral steroids. And guess what - no one knows! After falling victim to Alendronic Acid side effects I am very cautious. But I wonder if any one else out there finds that their specialist consultants do not communicate. Thus each one has no idea of what the other prescribes. Keep the info coming - it's good to know we are not alone.