After much thought and discussion, I have spoken to a GP from my practice today and he has agreed that I can stop taking Alendronic Acid. I have taken it for the 3 years that I have been taking Prednisolone for PMR. I have now reduced my Pred dose to 4.5 mg, having lost 2.5 stone by following the Blood Sugar Diet by Dr Michael Moseley and am feeling so, so much better. I am really hopeful that I will successfully keep on reducing the Prednisolone over the coming months. The GP has also agreed that I can stop taking Omeprazole - he even said that he does not routinely prescribe Omeprazole which makes me wonder why I've been taking it!! Anyway, onwards and upwards - at least I will not be having to put up with the side effects of the AA and the Om.